Saturday, October 27, 2012

Amuse Lunch and some Chihuly

glass instalation
Originally uploaded by EatingVideo
I went to lunch with a friend at Amuse after many years of talking about it. It just happens that the Chihuly exhibit is currently ongoing. My wife is a huge Chihuly fan and we went to the Q+A with him and then toured the exhibit the next day, prior to my lunch. The exhibit is excellent with mind boggling pieces of glass.

big glass

green chihuly

I had a drink on our first night as my wife toured the shop. I think it was described as a smoky gin drink, it was very tasty, and matched the colors of the glass below the restaurant.

gin drink

For lunch my friend ordered the pork buns (no pic) and the braised squid

braised shrimp

He enjoyed them both and renamed the pork buns as the evil pork buns as to their addictiveness

I had the sprout salad (not pictured) and the quail


both were very good, with a slight spicyness, certainly not overwhelming.
We had a terrific lunch with good service, we had arrived without reservations to what looked like a full service, yet were seated immediatlly.
Go see Chihuly, and get some food while you are at it.
Amuse Restaurant - Virginia Museum of Fine Arts on Urbanspoon