Wednesday, September 21, 2011

ink. (Los Angeles, CA)

Ink Restaurant
8360 Melrose Ave, West Hollywood, CA 90069
323.651.5866
www.mvink.com
Wed 09/21/2011, 06:00p-09:30p




Ink Exterior

Make no mistake; with apologies to Son of a Gun, Michael Voltaggio's Ink (orthographized as ink.) is the most hotly anticipated opening of the year. As such, reservations were only slightly less arduous to secure than those for LudoBites, and the first month's run sold out in less than an hour. Hell, even Sherry had difficulty in scoring a ressie; given the whole Red Medicine debacle, perhaps it would be more prudent of her to go about the process in a more transparent manner.

No matter, Ink will be Voltaggio's first real restaurant, and the name alludes to a sense of permanence as much as it does to the Chef's famously tattooed bulk. Here, Voltaggio aims to transcend mere Modern American cooking to create what he calls "Modern Los Angeles Cuisine," wherein haute cookery is taken out of the traditional constructs of fine dining and infused with the varied culinary traditions that make up the city of LA.

Michael Voltaggio

About the Chef: Voltaggio grew up in the small town of Frederick, Maryland with brother Bryan and sister Staci. His parents divorced early on, and the three children were largely raised by their mother Sharon. However, Voltaggio eventually went to live with his father, and became quite the troublemaker. He was straightened out, though, when he started working as a busboy at a restaurant where Bryan was a cook. Voltaggio was 15 at the time, and quickly became enamored with the kitchen--he had found his calling. At age 19, the young Chef started an apprenticeship at The Greenbrier, a luxury resort in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia. He excelled there, and graduated as one of the youngest chefs ever to complete the program. Immediately afterward, he went to work at the Ritz-Carlton in Naples, Florida, where he would meet his mentor Arnaud Berthelier, who helped the Chef establish his modernist-leaning style. From Florida, Voltaggio went to Charlie Palmer's Dry Creek Kitchen in Healdsburg, California; he was Chef de Cuisine there, and even managed to score a Michelin star for his efforts.

In 2006, he returned to The Greenbrier to head the kitchens at Tavern Room, and stayed on when it reopened as Hemisphere in 2007. It was also during this period where Voltaggio would get married and sire two little girls (he has since separated). Following, in 2008, the Chef moved to Los Angeles to open José Andrés' The Bazaar, where he achieved considerable acclaim, even garnering a rare four-star review from the LA Times (which was widely regarded as a mistake, even by the Chef himself). Voltaggio left the restaurant to compete on Season 6 of Top Chef, winning the series ahead of his brother Bryan and as arguably the strongest competitor ever on the show. With the win in hand, he then took up residence at The Dining Room at The Langham. As staid as The Dining Room was, it never really fit in with Voltaggio's style, and thus it came as no surprise when he left in July 2010 to work on Ink.

AJ Ramirez Josh Goldman

Second-in-command at Ink is Chef de Cuisine Cole Dickinson, perhaps most well known as the only chef in town with more tats than Voltaggio. Dickinson also began his restaurant career as a teenager, and at age 17, was working as a busboy at Dry Creek. He eventually made his way into the kitchen, where he cooked under none other than CdC Michael Voltaggio. When Voltaggio moved to West Virginia to work at The Greenbrier, Dickinson followed, and when Michael relocated back to LA to take the reins at Bazaar, Cole was right there behind him. Dickinson's six years with Voltaggio is augmented by stints at Heston Blumenthal's Fat Duck, Laurent Gras' L2O, as well as at Wolfgang Puck Catering. Also in the kitchen at Ink are Sous Chef Douglas Rankin, Langham alums AJ Ramirez and Klein Debow, in addition to ex-Drago Centro Pastry Chef Jashmine Corpuz.

The front-of-the-house, meanwhile, is the charge of General Manager-cum-Beverage Director Josh Goldman. Goldman started out bartending in college, but really cut his teeth in the industry at Bin 8945, where he worked under the notorious David Haskell. From there, he served as GM at Walter Manzke's Bastide, and would follow the Chef to Church & State. Once Manzke left C&S, he teamed up with Voltaggio at The Dining Room, and remains with him here at Ink. Joining Goldman is bartender extraordinaire Devon Espinosa, who comes to Ink fresh (and I mean fresh--his last day was August 28th) out of The Tasting Kitchen in Venice, where he spent three years.

Ink Interior
Ink sits on some hallowed ground. 8360 Melrose is the site of the legendary Ma Maison, where Wolfgang Puck first made a name for himself in the late 70's, and also housed the likes of Tulipe, Itameshi Ya, Jozu, Citrine, Kumo, and Hamasaku. After Hamasaku folded, the Michael Ovitz-owned space sat empty for two years before Voltaggio took over. The dining room retains Hamasaku's sushi bar, but has been otherwise reimagined by Clifford Fong as a sort of industrial-chic artist's studio, seating 60 in the main dining room, another 10 in a private room, plus 10 more at the bar.

Ink Menu Ink Beverage Menu
Ink's menu comprises a well-edited list of small plates, meant for sharing of course. Servers recommend three plates per person, but we basically ended up ordering two of everything for our party of four (i.e. running the gamut). To drink, think classically-inspired cocktails, a smattering of beer, interesting sodas, and a smart, eclectic wine list curated by Goldman. Click for larger versions.

mezcal gin tequila
mezcal [$12.00] | lemon, ginger, clover honey, angostura bitters
gin [$13.00] | dolin dry vermouth, green chartreuse, orange zest
tequila [$11.00] | serrano, lime, grapefruit, soda
Naturally, we had to try all the cocktails, and we started off with a threesome. My favorite in this first round was the mezcal, which showed off a delightfully woody, sweet character that played off the ginger and bitters faultlessly. The gin, on the other hand, was a much boozier affair, with a strong base of liquor deftly accented by notes of orange and herbs. The tequila, meanwhile, conveyed a great bit of heat from the serrano, as well as a pleasing citrus-y tang, but I really wanted to taste more from the actual tequila.

blue prawns
blue prawns [$12.00] | green papaya, finger lime, shrimp cracker
Prawn arrived cooked through, but not overdone. It paired well with the various greenery, with the coconut providing an overarching sweetness to the dish that sort of tied everything together. My favorite element here, though, were the candied nuts (pecan I believe), which added a lovely earthiness and crunch to the dish. Taste-wise, there was a lot going on here--sweet, sour, and savory flavors that, when all taken together, channeled the flavors of Thailand.

hamachi
hamachi [$16.00] | green apple, aged soy, ginger ice
Hamachi tartar arrived in disk form, its rich, creamy, fatty relish pairing with the aged soy to invoke the essence of sushi or sashimi. Ginger provided overtones of piquancy, while the apple contributed a marked sweetness and juicy crispness to the fray, but was a touch overwhelming for me, dominating the yellowtail at times.

bay scallops
bay scallops [$14.00] | cream of dehydrated potato, potato skins, buttermilk-shellfish broth
I was pleasantly surprised at how this dish turned out, given that I often find bay scallops disappointing. They were pretty spot on in terms of consistency, and still conveyed a natural salinity that played well with the buttermilk-shellfish broth. The key here, though, was the potato, which contributed a great bit of savory flair that paired beautifully with the scallops.

dungeness crab
dungeness crab [$16.00] | toast, tarragon mayo, celery, house made hot sauce
Our next dish could be thought of as Voltaggio's take on crab toast. Texturally, it was perfectly fried, and I loved how the sweetness of the crab was highlighted here, yet deftly countervailed by the mayo and hot sauce. The veggies, meanwhile, added a great touch of levity to the mix. Definitely one of my favorites of the meal, with a bit of dim sum flair to boot.

rum gin/vodka bourbon
rum [$10.00] | lime, house falernum
gin/vodka [$11.00] | house tonic/lavender tonic
bourbon [$11.00] | pineapple, anise
Our next cocktail troika began with Ink's take on the classic daiquiri, replete with lush, tropical flavors balanced by the complexity of the booze. The gin & tonic was certainly serviceable, though I wasn't particularly blown away by it. Better was the bourbon cocktail, with its sweet spice and delicious fruity character.

young turnips and radishes
young turnips and radishes [$9.00] | coffee-cardamom soil, vadouvan, frozen yogurt, socca
Though it may not look the part, this dish was seriously reminiscent of Indian food. The bright, bitter, succulent veggies were deftly countered by the strong flavors of the coffee and cardamom, while the vadouvan spice helped to integrate the dish. My favorite part was the socca, a sort of chickpea cake that added a wonderful crunch and savoriness to the course.

corned beef
corned beef [$14.00] | appenzeller churro, red onion, pastrami syrup
Corned beef, meanwhile, was superb, one of the strongest dishes on the menu. The beef itself was all sorts of delicious, with a great meaty savor balanced by a keen touch of piquancy. The pairing with Swiss cheese was spot on, and I loved the texture imparted by the "churro," as well as the countervailing tartness of the red onion.

brass monkey
brass monkey [$7.00] | olde english, o.j.
At Voltaggio's run over at Test Kitchen, Josh Goldman debuted his Brass Monkey, basically a mixture of Olde English and orange juice. Previously, Goldman actually brought out a 40-oz bottle of the malt liquor, poured out a little for his homies, then filled the void with OJ. We were hoping for such theatrics tonight, but no dice unfortunately. Flavor-wise though, this was faithful to the original, with the juice doing an admirable job in tempering the bite of the O.E. Like I said before: ghetto mimosa.

octopus
octopus [$16.00] | buttered popcorn, piquillo pepper, spinach
The octopus course is a holdover from Voltaggio's days in Pasadena, and represents the Chef's take on the classic Spanish dish pulpo á galega. The cephalopod was prepared in a pressure cooker, resulting in a soft, supple, yet still satisfying consistency. Its immense, savory brine was nicely accented by the subtle heat of the piquillo, while the popcorn purée took on the role of boiled potatoes in the traditional dish, adding a palpable heft that played off the levity of the spinach beautifully.

sea bass
sea bass [$22.00] | egg yolk, caper, romanesco, black olive oil
Sea bass was excellent, with tender, juicy, briny flesh perked up by a wonderfully crispy skin. The fish was delectable alone, but I also appreciated the weight imparted by the egg yolk, as well as the superb vegetal contrast of the Romanesco broccoli. Lovely citrus accent here as well. Very nice.

seaweed mashed potatoes
seaweed mashed potatoes [$8.00] | sea grass, sea beans
It's hard to go too astray with mashed potatoes, and indeed, this was no exception to that rule. The potato was undeniably creamy, with a lush flavor that was deftly accented by the ocean-y relish of the various plant life here. Yum.

spaghetti
spaghetti [$14.00] | giant squid, squash, hazelnut-ink pesto, piment d'espelette
Squid noodles showed off a delightfully crisp, snappy texture that I rather enjoyed. They were pretty mild on their own, so the pesto was absolutely key, adding a profound depth and complexity that really made the dish for me. Loved the shrimp chips as well.

aperol bourbon vodka
aperol [$13.00] | gin, cardamaro, orange
bourbon [$13.00] | antica, fernet jelinek, allspice dram
vodka [$10.00] | lime, ginger, soda
The Aperol cocktail was quite enjoyable, a light, refreshing libation with classic bittersweet flavors expertly keying off the orange. The bourbon was similarly tasty, with a great interplay of spice and bitterness over a boozy base of the whiskey. My favorite of the trio was Espinosa's take on the Moscow Mule; I loved its bright ginger and lime notes over an effervescent commixture of soda and vodka.

black cod
black cod [$18.00] | red pepper dashi, shishito peppers, kelp pasta
Black cod was buttery soft, with a rich, hefty savor that was nicely tempered by the peppery dashi and spicy shishitos. I wasn't as keen on the kelp pasta however, which didn't quite jive in the dish in my eyes.

mushroom congee
mushroom congee [$12.00] | duck tongues, duck egg, ash oil
The mushroom congee was easily one of the best porridges that I'd ever had. I adored the silky smooth consistency of the rice, and reveled in its umami-laced sapor. The egg, meanwhile, raised the luxuriousness factor even further, and I really enjoyed the savoriness imparted by the duck tongue as well. Just a great mélange of tastes and textures--something that I could eat a big bowl of.

quail
quail [$19.00] | jordan almonds, charred orange and onion, sorrel cream
Quail, also, was pretty amazing, a tender, succulent, immensely flavorful bird that was absolutely delicious on its own. However, I also loved the tanginess of the sorrel here, as well as the sweet-nutty accent from the almonds. Another favorite of mine.

veal cheek
veal cheek [$17.00] | red curry, coconut rice, nante carrots baked in salt
Veal was basically falling-apart tender; I barely needed to chew. It was one of the better preparations that I've had, conveying a rather deep, dark flavor that actually paired nicely with the curry. The carrot worked here, and surprisingly, the coconut rice wasn't overwhelmingly sugary either; it had a fantastic crispness too.

At this point, we opted to order some wines by the glass to pair with the heartier courses to follow: blaufränkisch j. heinrich, burgenland 2009 [$10], a delightfully fruity wine from Austria; plavac dingac, peljesac peninsula 2009 [$8], from Croatia; tempranillo viña ijalba, "livor", rioja 2008 [$9]; and the gamay terres dorées, "frv100", beaujolais nv [$13], which I first discovered under Goldman's tutelage at Church & State.

beef short rib
beef short rib [$25.00] | hearts of palm, smoked marrow toast, gremolata, ras el hanout
Beef short rib was actually my least favorite course of the night. The meat itself was pretty much faultless, and stood alone, but I felt that it got lost with all the other strong ingredients in play, while the marrow contributed unneeded heft to the beef. I wanted something to add more brightness and levity to the dish.

iberian pork
iberian pork [$22.00] | chanterelle mushrooms, mushroom chicharron, hazelnut "beans"
Our final savory course brought us a brilliant cut of jamón ibérico de bellota. It was another favorite of mine, demonstrating a beautiful porcine goodness that played perfectly with the tangy "deconstructed" romesco sauce. At the same time, the mushroom chips amped up the flavors even another notch while adding a great crunchiness to the dish, and I really appreciated the tempering lightness of the greenery.

brandy scotch
brandy [$13.00] | figs, mint, lemon
scotch [$13.00] | lemon, apple cider, egg white, cinnamon
Our server recommend that we pair the last two cocktails on the list with the desserts. I quite liked the brandy concoction, with its delicious mix of subtle fig and mint flavors that paired wonderfully with the booze. The scotch, on the other hand, sort of tasted like Christmas, with a sweet spiciness that was beautifully complemented by the frothy egg.

goat cheese
goat cheese [$10.00] | ash, concord grape, arugula
Time for some fromage. Goat cheese was delightfully tangy, and just worked wonders with the arugula, ash, grape, and that fried thingamajig there. Gorgeously well-integrated, and one of the most interesting, and best, presentations of cheese since Jordan Kahn's pioneering work at XIV.

grapefruit curd
grapefruit curd [$8.00] | avocado, cilantro sorbet, charred maple-lime
Grapefruit was also quite neat, with a definite tartness that was somewhat moderated by the astringency of the charred maple. The avocado served to add some weight and body to the dessert, but the crux of the dish was that amazingly verdant cilantro sorbet, which contributed a keen herbaceousness that played off the citrus gorgeously.

chocolate
chocolate [$10.00] | coffee, spice
Chocolate was nicely tarted up by the addition of spice and the bitterness of coffee, allowing me to sort of see the various facets of cacao. Although tasty, this dessert didn't quite reach the lofty heights of its peers.

apple
apple [$8.00] | crème caramel, burnt wood ice cream, walnut
We ended with an apple dessert that was pretty marvelous. The apple was clearly the star of the show here, but I loved how its flavor was so adroitly amped up by the sugary crème caramel. At the same time though, the wood ice cream and walnut added smoky, savory notes to the fray that balanced out the sugar beautifully. Great textures too.

Well, the wait was worth it. Voltaggio is back with a vengeance at Ink, churning out food that's undeniably haute, expertly executed, beautifully plated, yet whimsical and playful. The cooking is irrefutably complex, with scads of the modernist flair that the Chef is known for, but familiar and strangely comforting at the same time. Despite being opening night, service was totally on point as well, with dishes coming out at a good clip, but never to the point of becoming rushed. If this is the future of Los Angeles cuisine, then sign me up. My next target: Ink's 8-seater omakase bar, which is slated to open in a month or so...

27 Comments:

OpenID all-things-andy-gavin.com said...

Is there some chef connection with Red Medicine? I didn't see one in the chef history (other than the cryptic reservation note), but the food has a very similar visual appearance.

Thursday, September 22, 2011 7:46:00 AM  
Anonymous Marian the Foodie said...

Great post!! I knew you would be at opening night ;p I was actually invited to a pre-opening night event but couldn't make it. (I know for shame!)

Those dishes look amazing and I can't wait to go to ink.!!!

btw long time no see Kevin! I'm finally back in US soil lol

Thursday, September 22, 2011 8:32:00 AM  
Blogger Charlie Fu said...

Good post Kevin, also good to see you and Ryan last night.

My feelings echo yours on almost everything, especially the relative weakness of the drinks. They gave us a few cocktails to try on the house and only one of them could you taste the liquor. I said to the gal pal, either this guy is the greatest bartender ever or they just have a light hand with the hard stuff ;).

You know, if you want to go again like mr. Voltaggio suggested, might have a seat open for Friday (30th) for a killer burgundy get together. Josh confirmed our party for 7 Let me know if you're interested.

Thursday, September 22, 2011 9:14:00 AM  
Blogger Michael said...

I was wondering when "The Opening" finally was going to be.

Congrats on getting a seat. Looks like it was an experience!

Thursday, September 22, 2011 9:18:00 AM  
Blogger Eleana said...

Great post ... looks like the restaurant has great potential! Can't wait for the omakase to start, and then I'll make a reservation. Too bad I wasn't in my high-speed-internet datacenter on that Wednesday, otherwise I would have tried for a reservation.

Thursday, September 22, 2011 9:27:00 AM  
Blogger Rodzilla said...

I've been waiting a long time to see this and I'm definitely not disappointed by the sound of things.

any idea as to how frequently the menu will rotate?

Thursday, September 22, 2011 10:25:00 AM  
Blogger kevinEats said...

Andy: I was thinking the same thing myself. There's no connection that I know of, except that the two chefs are somewhat friends.

Marian: Yeah it's been a while, now that PbP is over! Did you get your reservation yet?

Charlie: Good to see you again as well! Devon *is* a pretty great bartender, so I dunno. I'm interested to see how the mixology program progresses; Josh even mentioned to me that he'd like to incorporate some "molecular" flair into the cocktails down the line. And thanks for the invite, but I'm going to be out of town (DC and NYC) on the 30th. Are you doing a special menu or just ordering a la carte?

Michael: We were _all_ wondering, anticipating. It's almost as though a great weight has been lifted from my shoulders with this opening, ha!

Eleana: You know, I don't think speed was that much of a factor for reservations. For me, it was being able to get the direct link to Urbanspoon while everyone was still trying to refresh the link on mvink.com. ;)

Roddy: You and I both man! I'm not sure about the menu, but I hope it changes often so I can go back soon.

Thursday, September 22, 2011 11:12:00 AM  
Blogger Sam C. said...

Thanks for the post man. It's definitely good see what's being served there. I can't wait to go there!!!!

Thursday, September 22, 2011 1:17:00 PM  
Blogger Johnny L. said...

nice post, I was really hoping you would have this post up the day after.

I'm very interested in the omakase bar as well and hope to secure a seat eventually.

Thursday, September 22, 2011 2:50:00 PM  
Blogger gastrobits said...

Sounds like the meal went great Kevin! I can't wait to get a group together and visit. Perhaps I'll make it up with Rodzilla when he gets back to the west coast

Thursday, September 22, 2011 4:45:00 PM  
Blogger kevinEats said...

Sam: No problem man. Did you get a reservation yet?

Johnny: Yeah the omakase is going to be the next big reservation challenge. Also, your old boss John Sedlar was actually dining alongside me. Bill Chait was there too. Apparently Ruth Reichl and Nancy Silverton where in the house as well, though I didn't spot them.

James: Or talk to Bobby; I bet he's itching to go as well!

Thursday, September 22, 2011 5:21:00 PM  
Blogger Johnny L. said...

Much respect for Chef Sedlar, it was unfortunate I did not get to spend much time working with him since he was usually at Playa or working on some events.

As for Bill I remember once I screwed up a side of veges for his table and I got hell for it. That's gonna stick with me for a while.

Thursday, September 22, 2011 5:40:00 PM  
OpenID lainstilettos said...

Amazing post! I can't wait to get back to LA to check it out. I'm so sad it opened while I'm in Korea. - Grace

Thursday, September 22, 2011 6:31:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Does anyone time what time the online reservation system opens tables for 30 days out (e.g. 12:00 am?). Thanks!

Friday, September 23, 2011 9:44:00 AM  
Blogger mattatouille said...

I'm looking forward to trying a 4-5 course meal there w/ Josh Goldman pairing the dishes. He did a great pairing with Voltaggio's dishes at the Langham, so it should be even better at ink. So far the food looks great.

Friday, September 23, 2011 12:56:00 PM  
Blogger kevinEats said...

Johnny: Ha! How did you manage to screw up the veggies?

Grace: Yeah, couldn't he have delayed it a few more months? ;) When are you going to be back?

Anon: I have no idea--sorry. Be aware, however, that the restaurant offers up 10 seats at the bar which are first come first serve. Arrive at 6:00, and I'm sure you'll have no problem getting in.

Matt: Totally, his pairings are great--I'll never forget about the Ducheese de Bourgogne with Michael's pastrami pigeon. Josh will also be doing pairings at the omakase bar as well.

Saturday, September 24, 2011 3:36:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is the first time I visit your site-- this is one of the best food reviews I've ever seen in my life! I had no interest in this restaurant and over the last 30 minutes that I've savored this review, I'm dying to go. I'm afraid I'll lose my Saturday if I keep looking thru your site.

Saturday, September 24, 2011 10:19:00 AM  
Blogger R.E. ~ said...

Great review! Everything looks and sounds amazing. Love reading your reviews, always straight to the point, but clear and detailed. Great images too.

Thanks for sharing!

Saturday, September 24, 2011 11:08:00 AM  
Blogger Bobby @ Gourmands Review said...

Great review! I can not wait to go here! I will probably wait for the omakase menu though.

Saturday, September 24, 2011 1:48:00 PM  
Blogger kevinEats said...

Anon: Glad you're liking it--hope you stick around!

Rios: Thanks--you have some great photos there yourself.

Bobby: Fair enough, though reservations for the omakase bar will probably be harder to come by than for the rest of the restaurant!

Sunday, September 25, 2011 8:49:00 PM  
Blogger H. C. said...

surprised to see you rounded it off by saying it's comforting & familiar . . . the dishes sound and look rather highfalutin and haute; I'm sure it's impressive, but I'd be hard-pressed to equate it with the humble comforts of a home-cooked meal.

But... this conjecture is based on what I've read & seen and not first-hand experience. Maybe my opinion will change when I get a chance to check it out.

Monday, September 26, 2011 3:20:00 PM  
Blogger kevinEats said...

Indeed, the cooking, the techniques here are undeniably haute. What I was getting at was that the end result of such cookery, the flavors, often times were comforting and familiar, yet refined and reconstructed at the same time.

Friday, October 07, 2011 12:42:00 PM  
Blogger Cookie Chomper said...

Will the omakase be sushi or more like a tasting menu of the original items? I'm intrigued!

Saturday, October 08, 2011 6:31:00 PM  
Blogger kevinEats said...

It will pretty certainly not be sushi. I imagine that the omakase will be similar to the a la carte items, though prepared more spontaneously. Either way, I'm curious to try!

Monday, October 10, 2011 3:55:00 PM  
Blogger Jennifer Brody said...

Hey Kevin,

Loved your post, especially the detailed history of Chef Michael himself. Some details in there that I didn't already know.

Just dined there last night, and unsurprisingly, I was very impressed and enjoyed just about every dish (we had almost the entire menu). Going back in 2 weeks.

I was also excited to see Douglas Rankin in the kitchen, who know from Saam. I wrote an article for my blog on the tasting room and photographed the kitchen.

http://tinyurl.com/4dh8jgj

Your blog is my first stop for new restaurant information. LOVE it!

xoxo
Jen

Domestic Divas
www.domesticdivasblog.com

Tuesday, November 29, 2011 8:57:00 AM  
Blogger Jennifer Brody said...

P.S. Can't wait for the omakase bar. Not sushi, but a private tasting experience for 8 people per night. Chef Voltaggio will serve the diners personally.

They're now saying it may be up and running for New Year's. Cannot wait to come back for this!

xo

Tuesday, November 29, 2011 8:59:00 AM  
Blogger kevinEats said...

Thanks Jennifer! I remember Doug Rankin from the Angeleno Chef's Night Out event last year. I guess we shouldn't be surprised that he followed Voltaggio. I do need to get back to Saam sometime though.

I can't wait for the omakase bar either, but it keeps getting pushed back!

Friday, December 02, 2011 1:45:00 AM  

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