East 8 New York Fusion Tapas + Bar – Coleman Street

Where to go and get together with our good friends Ann and Nic?  After some deliberation, we went for something pretty central, East 8 New York Fusion Tapas + Bar, located on Coleman Street at Grand Park City Hall Hotel, real close to a lot of things.

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There is a huge trend in Tapas these days, and honestly, I think it’s a good thing.  The best thing is to try a lot of things and little plates allow you to do so.

So we decided to get a bunch of things.  The first up was the Soy Yuzu Beef Infused Torched Sliced Argentine Tenderloin.  So tender and flavorful.

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A little bit of Hokkaido Scallop with Yuzu Miso Dressing. Sliced not too thinly, and the flavor is all there.  Nice touch.

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Some Grilled Tiger Prawns with Chili and Garlic.  Pretty plain for me.

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Yellowfin Tuna with Lemon and Avocado.  The Tuna was very fresh and you could taste it. Simple and clean, a nice taste.

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Chilean Seabass with Miso and Wine and Buttered Shimeji Mushrooms.  The fish was so tender and sweet, the mushrooms a nice compliment.  A little bigger than your usual tapas dish, but very flavorful.

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How about some greens?Kimchi Fuji Apple Salad with Bacon, Rocket and Gruyere.  A real nice tasting salad.  But then again I have always thought Fuji Apple, a sharp cheese and Bacon on a salad with some thicker sauce is a great combination.

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Hamachi with Seasame, Soy and Black Caviar.  Nice, nice, nice!

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On to dessert for us!

Chocolate Pot with Berries.  Wow, so rich and decadent.  And really, really good!

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And this one went down so fast, it must have been good!  I don’t take bananas, so not for me, but this is Banana Tempura with White Chocolate Sauce, Almond and Vanilla Ice Cream.  Looks good, wish it wasn’t banana though…

IMG_3651aThis place is quite small, it seats about 16 inside and perhaps another 10 outside.  But it’s a great place to enjoy some small bits and get together and talk with friends, or  a great place for a date.  I wish the menu was a little larger, it needs double the items, but it’s still a great place to try.

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