Viewing Pleasure: Sauteed Cod @ OTOM

But not just any sauteed cod - this one comes with crimson lentils, rapini, and oh, what’s that translucent cube in the corner? Well! None other than a lemon caper semi-solid! Yes, looks like OTOM has grown up and appropriated some molecular gastronomy from its mothership, Moto. If you ran a line down the middle of the photo, what’s on the right could be from any decent New American or French restaurant, and in that respect, the addition of the cube is sort of a gimmick, looking pretty lonely over there by itself. But then again, what do you expect from a $26 a la carte entree? You should be thrilled you’re getting a suspension at all, because it could have just as easily been $26 without the cube. Besides, lemon and caper make a reasonable combination, and they’re both somewhat awkward-to-plate foods in their natural states. Overall, we say, this is a good direction for smart casual dining. Thanks again to Zesmerelda for the shot, and have a good weekend.

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[Photo: Zesmerelda/flickr]


Viewing Pleasure: Sauteed Cod @ OTOM