Friday, July 10, 2009
The other night we and some friends of ours went to Tô (long "o"), which boasts the FIRST and ONLY sushi conveyor belt in Argentina. It offers "Frapanese" cuisine (French/Japanese). I read an interview of the owner in a newspaper, and since then I've wanted to hit this place up.
I'd never seen a sushi conveyor belt in real life, and let me tell you, it's a great invention. The sushi was priced at about 5 different levels, according to the color of the plate they were served on. So we just took whatever appealed to us and our server collected the plates. We also ordered some amazing stuff off the menu.
Great atmosphere, super-hip. We met the owner, who is a super-cool guy. He's from the Ivory Coast of Africa so speaks French. We were with a couple who served in French-speaking Africa in the Peace Corps, and another couple who speak French, too (the husband is from France). So the conversation started out with me speaking to the guy in Spanish, then switching to English (thank goodness) then he switched to French with the others. Wild.
We had 9:00 p.m. dinner reservations which is sooooo early in Argentine time -- we were pretty much the only people there. But by the time we left around 11:30, the place was full.