May 8, 2013

Sushi Roku

Last week I attended Sushi Roku's event of previewing some items from their 2013 Summer Break menu before it's public debut on Memorial Day Weekend!  It was truly an honor to be invited :)


At the event, they continuously served samples throughout the evening!  Just when you thought they stopped serving a certain item, it would come back within a few minutes. 

This salmon nigiri was truly a delight, the tomatoes on top complimented the salmon quite well.  I couldn't refuse this sushi every time I was offered it:


This chicken salad Chinois had a light dressing, perfect for summer!:


Kobe Meatballs topped with masago cream sauce.  This meatball was a bit crispy and the sauce added a nice balance to the flavors:


A couple cocktails were served including this Pineapple Fusion.  This drink is made with a 12 year old rum, pineapple, vanilla bean, cinnamon, and brown sugar.  This truly is the best mixed drink I've had in awhile!  The GM, Johnny Seo came by to say hello to us and told us the background about this drink.  Pineapple Fusion was a part of the menu at BOA Steakhouse (it's location at The Forum Shops at Caesar's had closed down).  I'm so glad this drink was revived:


Johnny Seo receiving the LVCVA's "Hospitality Hero" Award:


Tuna sashimi:


Lovely decor:


Nice view of The Strip, especially at night!


Albacore sashimi with garlic aioli and tiny crispy rice crackers:


Shrimp dim sum in dashi broth:


Shitake mushroom tempura with truffle mayo.  I usually don't eat fried foods, but I had to make an exception for this:


Combinations:


Far East Mule - Thai basil, cucumber, lime juice, simple syrup, Bombay Sapphire, and ginger beer:


This Raspberry Bread Pudding with caramel gelato was to die for!  Bread puddings are one of my favorite desserts and whoever made up this recipe, nailed it!  This raspberry bread pudding was a bit puffy, not soggy like some other bread puddings I've had before:


Located at the 3rd floor in The Forum Shops:


Their video instructing how to make sushi:


How nice of them to give us gift bags:


More samples!  Thanks Sushi Roku:


P.S.
 Sushi Roku is treating locals to a 20% discount on lunch and dinner menus throughout the summer months!

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