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[Recipe] PABU Asian Chowder

[Recipe] PABU Asian Chowder

So you’ve heard me talk about how much we love PABU. I’m excited to share that their head chef, Jonah Kim, will be featured at the National Aquarium’s upcoming Fresh Thoughts sustainable seafood dinner on March 25! Recently, I worked with Jonah to promote the […]

Spa night at Four Seasons

Spa night at Four Seasons

I was incredibly thrilled to be invited to the Four Season’s Spa Launch last night. Even more than that, I got to invite friends! It was a beautiful evening event spent with old friends and new FS friends (who I hope to become even BETTER […]

Fresh fun at Pabu

Fresh fun at Pabu

We just hit a milestone of our three year anniversary and to celebrate, we decided to go out for a night on the town. Tom wore his suit and tie (because I’ve been listening to Justin Timberlake’s new song so much, I asked him to haha) and I got fancy with curlers. 🙂

katekatebear curlers

Justin Timberlake – Suit & Tie

We made a reservation at a new(ish) restaurant in town called Pabu Izakaya, located in the Four Seasons in Harbor East. It’s a beautiful spot facing the harbor!

We parked in the garage adjacent to hotel and even THAT had a great view of the sunset!

Baltimore sunset

We got to the restaurant just in time to have a beautiful view of the sunset behind their lovely bar.

Pabu Baltimore sunset

katekatebear sunset

We started with a few tasty specialty cocktails, something all the Four Seasons restaurants we’ve been to have excelled in….and I must say, they did not disappoint this time either! Tom had the Mr. Miyagi with thyme-infused bourbon, carpano antica, lemon and local honey. DELISH!

Pabu Mr Miyagi

I had a Lemongrass Sour which contained sake, grand marnier, lemongrass syrup, egg white and mint. There is no photo because…well…I drank it. haha

Next we had a few starters, including miso soup, the “chicken noodle” ramen soup and a special – the Octopus Poke. It was delicious, but Tom’s noodle soup was my favorite. There’s something about the broth – AMAZING!

Tom’s main course consisted of a special Gunpowder Bison dish (we love our local bison!) and a tuna avocado roll. I had the Chirashi, which was basically an amazing sashimi dish with salmon, salmon roe, tuna, octopus, etc. Easily one of my new favorite dishes in the city by far!

pabu chirashi sashimi

As we ate, we were thrilled to have the chef come over to our table! He wished us a happy anniversary and checked on how we liked the food. We of course, couldn’t say much because our faces were stuffed with the deliciousness!

To make thing even sweeter, the team sent over a special dessert for our celebration! So thoughtful! It was a tasty panna cotta topped with a fruity flavor of sorts.

pabu panna cotta

All in all, a complete tasty meal!

After dinner, we headed over to Wit & Wisdom, a tried and true favorite also at the Four Seasons, for an after dinner drink. Our favorite is the Sticky Wicket with Jim Beam, fernet branca, smoked maple syrup and soda, served with an orange peel on ice. I NEED to learn the portions of this drinks so I can make it at home…

wit and wisdom sticky wicket

Again, a lovely night out! Thanks to all involved!