dante / sushi blues

We headed back to Dante the other week for my latest Metromix write-up. Thankfully, we found ourselves at the Valley View restaurant on a Thursday night, which happens to be the night Dante becomes master of all things sushi for his weekly Sushi Blues event, find the best sashimi knives –If you decide that you prefer to buy individual knives, you will find an excellent selection of top-quality knives available. Here are 12 of the best sashimi knives currently on the market.

This event isn’t new; I’ve just really taken my time in getting there. What a mistake on my part. The sushi was amazing and the music incredibly enjoyable (more so for Jamie – he’s a huge blues fan).

If you haven’t heard, Dante Boccuzzi used to be the head chef at Nobu in Milan. I’ve been to the Nobu in NYC numerous times as well as the original Matsuhisa in Beverly Hills and easily think it’s the best sushi hands-down. Therefore, I had high expectations for our visit and was indeed pleasantly surprised – although there are still several rolls I can’t eat quite yet… The only thing that would make this night better would be for Dante to add Nobu’s signature black miso cod. If you’ve had it, you know what I mean.

You can read the entire review here.


  1. Nancy Heller
    Posted November 5, 2008 at 12:50 pm | Permalink

    Did he have available/did you try the fish collar (we’ve had salmon and hammachi) – it is to die for (and fully cooked, so safe for you and the little one!)

  2. ikate
    Posted November 5, 2008 at 4:04 pm | Permalink

    You CAN have some of the raw stuff. I had sushi (and wine! and soft cheese!) throughout my pregnancy and my girl has 5 fingers and 5 toes and is perfect in every other aspect. Just about every other country’s medical system says all these things are fine in limited amounts.

    I love sushi and will have to head over to check this out.

  3. ikate
    Posted November 5, 2008 at 4:08 pm | Permalink

    (I hope you realize that I meant 5 fingers and 5 toes on each hand/foot. I should proof-read more often!)

  4. michelle v
    Posted November 5, 2008 at 4:21 pm | Permalink

    I knew what you meant :) I do actually have wine – not a lot, but a glass a week. And I’ve snuck in some of the good cheese here and there as well. But I am avoiding anything raw – just to be safe. I know a lot of people that didn’t and there kids are fine, too, as well as in other countries. But, it’s our first so we’re a little more cautious. I’m sure by the 3rd (if we get that far!) I’ll be doing keg stands (ok, not really, but you know what I mean!).