2017 March 4

What do you call a restaurant that doesn't allow pictures of food?

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Simone, Jacob, Frances, and Elliot dining at Komi. Food not pictured.

Hard to believe, but apparently that restaurant is Komi. So no video or slideshow this time around. I can post the menu, although (as with Minibar) the all-too-brief course descriptions don't do the dishes justice:

  • Trout roe
  • Lavraki and scallop
  • Squid
  • Sourdough
  • Duck heart and beet
  • Foie gras
  • Dates
  • Ravioli
  • Orecchiette
  • Katsikaki
  • Suckling pig
  • Sorrento lemon
  • Persimmon
  • Honeycomb
  • Lollies

Also like Minibar, Komi doesn't bother asking diners to choose from the menu. You will eat what they put in front of you… mostly. They do make allowances for allergies and other extreme reactions. Anyone who didn't want to eat the duck heart, for example, was allowed to substitute eggplant.

I decided if I could eat mushrooms for Minibar, I could deal with duck heart (and I think tongue was in there somewhere as well) for Komi. But it got me thinking of a question that surfaces from time to time, about which I can't make up my mind. I'll let you decide.

The question is: Am I a picky eater?

Reasons Against (Foods I Have No Problem With)

  • Ethiopian cuisine
  • Indian cuisine
  • Spanish, Mexican, Latin American, Tex-Mex, Filipino cuisines
  • Chinese, Japanese, Thai, Korean, Vietnamese cuisines
  • Eggplant, asparagus, spinach, bok choy, squash, zucchini, etc.
  • Mussels, squid, seaweed, etc.
  • Reindeer, rabbit, snail, frog, etc.
  • Heart, tongue, scrapple, etc.

Reasons For (Foods I Take Exception To)

  • Mushrooms
  • Mayonnaise, catsup, yellow mustard
  • Sour cream, cream cheese, cheesecake, etc.
  • Popcorn, pretzels, bagels, etc.
  • Yams and sweet potatoes
  • Grapefruit, lemon meringue, etc.
  • Cauliflower
  • Raw tomato
  • Cooked carrot
  • Lima beans
  • Coffee and tea
  • Beer and wine

Essentially, I'm fine with weird food but dislike a number of very basic staples. More specifically, I tend not to enjoy things that are dry, chewy, and tasteless (popcorn, pretzels, bagels); sour (mayonnaise, sour cream, beer); bitter (coffee); or tart (grapefruit, wine). Oh, and mushrooms just taste like dirt. Apparently I'm all about the savory and the sweet.