While I'm sure I'll get around to posting a full write up of our tremendous meal at Single Thread Restaurant, I wanted to share one dish and a thought or two, before it recedes into my memory too much.
This is the King Crab dish, served in lieu of the now banned foie gras. So, it's rich.
Grilled baby corn (from their farm), with corn butter to dip the corn into. Below is king crab kani miso, which (and Ori will correct me if I'm wrong) is not really miso, but the king crab other stuff grilled in its shell with sake. It was pretty fucking awesome, and it was served with a French wine, from Paso Robles; a Tablas Creek Late Harvest Petit Manseng, 2016. It was a fine pairing.
Of the 9 wines poured in the wine pairing, 4 are California wines, 1 German, 2 Austrian, 1 from Lebanon (a 1989 Chateau Musar, Obaideh and Merwah), and 1 saké (served with a stunning black cod dish).
More later or whenever, but I need coffee stat.