influencer lunch at uni

Over the weekend, I was invited to an influencer lunch at Boston's contemporary and modern izakaya, UNI. I'm not going to lie, I had to Google was izakaya is and it's pretty much a Japanese gastropub for casual drinking after work. It was a private and intimate lunch with a few of Boston's influential foodies and I was very honored to have been a part of the group. 

UNI is found inside the Eliot Hotel on 370A Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA 02215 in the Back Bay, where Clio was formerly located.

UNI is found inside the Eliot Hotel on 370A Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA 02215 in the Back Bay, where Clio was formerly located.

It was an 8-course menu that surely hit every inch of my taste palette. Most of the dishes were hard to explain in words, therefore, it's really best for you to come in and check them out for yourselves.

Thank you so much to UNI and to Chef Tony Messina for hosting us and feeding us bites that are too beautiful to eat.

On the menu...

On the menu...

We started off with the Smoked UNI Spoon; osetra caviar, quail egg yolk, yuzu.

We started off with the Smoked UNI Spoon; osetra caviar, quail egg yolk, yuzu.

Lubina (Spanish Sea Bass) Sashimi; green chermoula, sultanas, preserved lemon gremolata

Lubina (Spanish Sea Bass) Sashimi; green chermoula, sultanas, preserved lemon gremolata

Tuna Tartar; mortadella with peanut satay and cherry

Tuna Tartar; mortadella with peanut satay and cherry

Spicy Tuna and Foie Gras Tataki; aji amarillo, strawberries and black walnut

Spicy Tuna and Foie Gras Tataki; aji amarillo, strawberries and black walnut

Chef's Selection of Nigiri; Hamachi Yellowtail with ponzu powder, pickled chili, Sake Salmon with beet, gochujang, and Roasted Carrot with vadouvan crème fraiche, sudachi

Chef's Selection of Nigiri; Hamachi Yellowtail with ponzu powder, pickled chili,
Sake Salmon with beet, gochujang, and Roasted Carrot with vadouvan crème fraiche, sudachi

Corn Cacio E Pepe Dumplings; huitlacoche, ricotta

Corn Cacio E Pepe Dumplings; huitlacoche, ricotta

Korean Ricecakes; kalbi oxtail, kimchee butter, gremolata

Korean Ricecakes; kalbi oxtail, kimchee butter, gremolata

Coconut Klondike; almond coconut jam, lime

Coconut Klondike; almond coconut jam, lime