A Poetic Review of Cafe Hiro's Valentine's Prix-Fixe
Violets are blue.
Last night for Valentine's,
We went to Cafe Hiro, as we always do.
They had a prix-fixe dinner,
Each person served five courses,
Extra was wine.
There was ahi tuna sashimi,
With cheese mozzarella.
And anchovy, and mango, and daikon.
The combo was stellar.
Next was tartare of salmon,
and raw scallop on chips.
The drizzled balsamic
Tickled our lips.
Beef tataki was on poached cabbage,
The dominant flavor: reggiano cheese.
Since my date doesn't eat rare meat, we said,
"Could you make ours well-done, please?"
And of course, they did.
It's why Cafe Hiro is always our pick.
Next course to arrive was
A giant crab and shrimp spring roll two fingers thick.
At this point we were nearly full,
Our appetites done.
Yet there was still uni spaghetti,
And an arabiata to come.
I chose the steak with mashed potatoes,
as my main course dish.
She had a miso-marinated salmon,
With sauteed veggies under the fish.
Dessert was the usual croissant bread pudding
On a bitter caramel sauce moat.
We also ate a panna cotta with berries,
Our stomachs starting to bloat.
But we loved our meal;
It's our Valentine's tradition.
Till next year, the next prix-fixe,
For my next poetic edition.
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