after the annual SCAW (sleeping children around the world) charity concert, we finally had a chance to try roger mooking's kultura restaurant. like his other restaurant, nyood (pronounced 'nude'), it's like a tasting menu where you share as a group.
oh yum. definitely a good choice. the only problem was that there were so many yummy items that we over-ordered. at the same time, the plus side is that the next time i go back, i'll have a clearer idea of what i want to focus on.
our crazy, long list (including appetizer, main menu items and dessert):
Edamame – Miso, Black Bean
Scallops with Gow Gee – Braised Beef Cheeks, soy Emulsion, Cripsed Shallots
Mushroom Orecchiette – Mailvoire Pinot Noir Pear Chutney, Aged Cheddar
Peppered Tuna Carpaccio – Daikon, Sesame Oil, Mizuna Cress, Miso Crisp
Naan – Garlic, Black Onion Seed, Harissa Yogurt
Indian Samosas – Shitake Mushroom, Pine Nuts, Truffled Paneer, Tamarind Date Chutney
Miso Black Cod – Yuzu Corn Puree, Pickled Radish Salad, Crystallized Tamarind
Crispy Tofu – Miso Consomme, Shitake, Garlic Chips
Chicken and Gnocchi – Rice Crunch, Spring Peas, Peppered honey
Black Quinoa Cursted Lamb Loin – Roasted Salsify, Gai Lan, Maple Gastrique
Chocolate Delice – Salted Caramel, Sesame Nougat, Twizzler Ice Cream
Flourless Chocolate Cake – Chocolate Pudding, Caramel Parfait, Frozen Lemon Curd
Vanilla Sugar Doughnut Holes – Caramel and Chocolate Dipping Sauce
keep in mind, for a lot of it, we had to order two as there were about 5 adults and chaeli, whom loved the food that she tried but was a bit disappointed that roger mooking himself wasn't there to greet her (he's one of her favouirte 'cookers' as she likes to call it, from foodtv.ca). okay, i admit it. i was disappoint too, even though i knew full well that he wouldn't be there.
my favourite was the black cod, mushroom orecchiette and the tuna carpaccio. the tofu and scallops were also amongst some of my faves.