We started New Year’s day evening with cold chawanmushi topped with uni and ikura which was followed by a small sashimi of tuna (akami and chutoro) and uni.
This is the second or lower box.
For those who may be interested what in the boxes, the below are the links for the menu in Japanese and English.
Like kids in a candy shop we “oohhed” and “ahhed” and couldn’t decide what to eat first. We tried a little of this and a little of that and ended up filling the plate shown here. But after eating this we were too full to go back for more.
Everything was very good. Many of the items can only be made by a professional chef; for example, the monkfish liver terrine 鮟肝豆腐–which was exquisite. The fish especially the sweet fish or “ayu” with roe 子持ち鮎 was a stand out. With something like this available, I have the perfect excuse for not making Osechi myself.
We hit the box again but still did not finish it on the 2nd day.