Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Sushi and Lace

For our usual Friday date night, S and I headed north to the Upper East Side for Japanese. Our usual pre-meal research revealed that Sushi of Gari has been around for nearly 15 years with the UES location being the original and apparently the best of the three in New York. 

Now, anyone can write a review (sorry, Sam Sifton) so I usually rely on my highly sophisticated, accurately-calibrated ethnic-restaurant-review-indicator: how many of those dining in the restaurant are locals? Truth be told, SoG had a even mix of Japanese diners and what I can only assume to be UES regulars. In any case, that was good enough for us (swear I am not fussy).

We tend to over-indulge during these date nights, usually because it heralds the beginning of the weekend. Since we also try and squeeze in a workout before heading out, we are usually STARVING by the time we actually eat. So as much as we had the appetite for the omakase, I have issues with certain types of seafood and instead, we had all of the following: tempura, sushi, sashimi, miso eggplant, negimaki, plenty of sake and banana bread pudding (random, I know) to finish off.


The sushi was definitely the stand-out of the meal and we will make sure to order more of those at our next visit.

On other news, I took advantage of the early departure from work on Friday for Columbus Day to check out the new Conscious Collection at H&M and to deal with the 25%-off voucher which was burning a hole in my pocket. 

Gucci red pumps
I really don't care that I am a little vertically-challenged for this frock but I couldn't resist the truly exquisite cream lace detailing, which reminded me a lot of vintage wedding dresses. Besides, it was a bargain with the aforementioned voucher! 

Mimco Australia necklace
Anthropologie Beaded Synergy Clutch
Did anything in the Conscious Collection strike your fancy? Do you have a fancy restaurant-review-indicator-thingy like I do?


  1. The one piece I like most is the one you bought! It looks amazing on you! I have heard great things about Sushi of Gari. (Have you been to Yasuda?) I think your Friday date nights are such a good idea!

  2. Oh my gosh, I just saw this dress in H&M yesterday and fell in love!!! It looks great on you!

  3. Thanks guys! I am glad we share the same great taste :)

    Kate - Yasuda looks amazing - I have now added that to the list! S and I dine together other times during the week but it always seems extra special on Fridays. Also nice that we've been doing this since our dating days at uni!