This time of year just sucks.
BUT, my good friend Food Collage wanted to meet James and me for dinner with her DH before their post-holiday schedules got even crazier (or suckier). She had been wanting to try Fukuda, as James and I have RAVED about it, so we made the arrangements. I even agreed to a LATE dinner - 8:00pm - even though I swore I'd never go out late on a school night.
That's how much I love eating with these people. And eating at Fukuda.
The Robotayaki was another favorite of mine, so I ordered the chicken and the duck:
|Chicken, Salmon, and Duck Robotayaki (the salmon was for Food Collage's DH)|
I also ordered the Ponzu Duck Breast, since Salt of the Earth has made me such a duck aficionada:
|Ponzu Duck Breast|
Because neither of us could decide on sushi otherwise, we ordered the Chef's Choice Sampler:
|Large Chef's Choice Sampler|
Finally, we had to try the Wagyu. Now, you know that I absolutely love the Wagyu Brisket Taco at Smoke BBQ Taqueria, so I know that the meat quality is there - I mean, just LOOK at this!
|Full Slate of Wagyu|
I'm so glad that I got to spend some time with Food Collage and her DH (and James, of course!) at such a fabulous restaurant. I will definitely become a regular - maybe not as much of a regular as I am at Smoke BBQ Taqueria, but hey, tacos are my thing...
If you're looking for somewhere to eat on Monday, January 7, 2013, and you're bummed that Fukuda is closed on Mondays - YOU'RE IN LUCK! They will be doing "No Menu Mondays" at Bar Marco on that date, just as Smoke BBQ Taqueria, PGH Taco Truck, and Justin Severino (Cure) have done previously.
AND Fukuda is participating in Pittsburgh Restaurant Week from January 14-20, 2013. If you're looking for an excuse to check them out in their own space, this is the time to do it, with a $35 Chef's Choice Tasting Menu that I can guarantee will knock your socks off!
No excuses. Go. Eat. You'll love it. It's better than "swell". And it definitely made at least that early January day much less "sucky".
|On the wall by the door inside Fukuda|
4770 Liberty Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15224 (Bloomfield)