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Watatsumi

October 22, 2013

Posted by Kanga. Please do not reblog.

We were invited to the grand opening of the Watatsumi restaurant in Le Meridien Mina Seyahi hotel. As you know, when someone says “sushi” I’m there.

serving station with a large fish on it

We began by meeting our future dinner.

closeup of a tuna fish on a cutting table

This may seem like a big fish, but as tuna go, this is a little one.

Miyoko Shida Rigolo doing a balance performance

Miyoko Shida performed the feather balancing act, which is amazing. She begins with a white feather. Then adds sticks creating a perfectly balanced structure.

Miyoko Shida Rigolo doing a balance performance

She keeps the structure moving slowly around in a circle.

Miyoko Shida Rigolo doing a balance performance

She can’t bend over, so she picks up each stick with her foot.

Miyoko Shida Rigolo doing a balance performance

Miyoko Shida Rigolo doing a balance performance

Miyoko Shida Rigolo doing a balance performance

Miyoko Shida Rigolo doing a balance performance

She balances it on her head.

Miyoko Shida Rigolo doing a balance performance

Miyoko Shida Rigolo doing a balance performance

Then she tips up that last stick and uses it as a pedestal.

Miyoko Shida Rigolo doing a balance performance

Miyoko Shida Rigolo doing a balance performance

Then she takes off the feather and it all comes tumbling down.

sticks in a jumble on the floor

The aftermath. My camera battery wouldn’t allow for a full length video, but if you want to see her in action, click here.

mushroom appetizer

Then, we had some delicious food. Mushroom appetizer.

beef and potato appetizer

Beef and potato salad.

seared tuna and kelp salad

Seared tuna and kelp salad.

tuna and salmon sashimi

Tuna and salmon sashimi (a bit of our friend the big fish)

lemon custard, whip cream, hazelnut crunchy bits

Ending with a tasty dessert – lemon custard and hazelnut crumbs. Maybe it’s been too long since I’ve had a lemon meringue pie, but this was a big hit with me. Yummy!

Everything was tasty. We will be going back to Watatsumi for a proper meal and proper review.

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