Last night my friend K-Wiz and I had the pleasure of attending the opening of Mihoko’s 21 Grams, a Franco-Japanaise restaurant.
We walked through the mysterious red curtains
and were greeted by flutes of champagne and an ornate hallway dotted with Japanese teapots.
We were blown away by the restaurant’s large and elegant interior. The design reminded me of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, with it’s classic china and regal chairs.
The restaurant also featured beautiful paintings, homage to Mihoko’s collector background.
Not only does 21 Grams feature a stunning interior, but innovative cuisine as well.
The food appeared as aesthetically striking as the artwork. We stood around mingling while servers passed around nicely arrayed trays of food.
As a lover of both French and Japanese cuisine, I appreciated the elements of both in each dish.
The sushi, for example, had distinctively French notes, such as a shaved truffle topping or a fragment of foie gras.
The below dish whimsically captured the synthesis of Japanese and French cuisine. The chawan mushi, a traditional Japanese egg custard, was doctored with the classically french ingredients of creme fraiche and peas.
21 grams also features inspired imbibements. This particular drink, retaining it’s chill with the metal glass, contained vodka, cognac, and pear puree.
The below sushi contained mackerel and wagyu beef:
A refreshing heirloom tomato and watermelon salad:
Chickpea fries that possessed a texture similar to tofu:
After indulging in some eats we migrated to the downstairs area which adheres to a lounge format. Perfect for a classy weekend out with friends.
Both my friend and I had a really nice time and the opening and would definitely return to eat at the restaurant. Between the tasty, innovative cuisine and elegant atmosphere, 21 Grams is perfect for a fancy occasion or evening out with friends.
In accordance with FTC guidelines I must disclose that the restaurant contacted me directly and invited me to the event gratis. I try to retain, however, the most minimal amount of bias as humanly possible.