The kitchen's subtle sense of invention is evident in the barbecue salmon. The fish I tasted had a lightly crispy exterior and a moist, pink center, and the avocado relish blanketing it was just right. It came perched on a tasty mash of soothing cauliflower, which had none of the graininess that sometimes hinders the vegetable. It's a dish that's modern without being pushy about it.
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She expertly wielded a set of black chopsticks and plucked up delicate, paper-thin slices of translucent amber beef tendon. I used a fork, stabbing the bits of chilled tendon with increasing delight as I found that the rubbery-looking connective tissue wasn't chewy at all but supple. Each bite added to the dish's slowly accumulating fire.
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Garcia's explanations of his dishes are passionate and alluring. I'd tasted the spicy beef concoction known as picadillo before but never heard it described with such wild abandon. The night I ordered it, Garcia delivered a poetic monologue, naming every sultry spice and piquant pepper. I wasn't sure whether I was expected to eat it or bathe in it.
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