Dozo in Japanese means "please" as in please go ahead. So, please go ahead and share with me how we celebrated our 18th wedding anniversary.
Hhubby and I celebrated it with a few friends at this restaurant called Dozo. It describes itself as a "fine modern Japanesque" restuarant ... whatever that means. It was our first time there, and when hubby called to make a reservation a week before, they asked if we were celebrating a special occassion. They were kind enough to give us a private room, even though ours was only a party of 6. The menu that we had was a 7 course degustation menu, but we were allowed choices for all courses except the first.
Here's some photos of the more interesting dishes to whet your appetite:
Our 1st course was the chef's seafood assorted platter, which I forgot to take a photo of. There was a pan fried scallop, a small bite of foie gras, and something else, which I cant recall.
For 2nd course,the cold dish course, this was what some of us had: the beef tataki,
and the salad with crab claw
The 3rd course was considered a "side dish". This is what I had,the tempura soft shell crab whilst, others had either the foie gras chawan mushi topped with truffles or the escargo.
The 4th course was the soup and most of us opted for the mushroom soup with truffles. Yum! Next was the main course. I had the beef tenderloin on hot stone. The fan is actually deep fried somen noodles.
Hubby had the cod fillet,
and others had the sake-infused unagi on hot stone.
For dessert, they had 6 choices on the menu. So since there were 6 of us, we decided to have one of each. White sesame panna cotta with black sesame ice cream
Green tea creme brulee
Japanese mochi with red bean
Fresh cream cheese cake
Warm chocolate cake with ice cream
Napolean of red bean and yam
But when they served us, they brought 7 desserts - 2 of their famous house special which was the warm chocolate cake with ice cream.
The last course was an iced fruity refresher.
Wines for that evening was all from the year we were married. We had the 1990 Dom Perignon to start, and a few other 1990 reds whose name I do not recall.
Service at the restaurant was attentive without being intrusive, and we had a wonderful time. Thanks to hubby for all the effort for co-ordinating everything for an enjoyable evening. Am I blessed, or what?? :D