Sea Urchin Toast at Aldea (Food Memories 2011, No. 12)
|Uni toast at Aldea, New York.
When I dined at Aldea, I had one bite of the uni toast, with cauliflower puree and mustard seeds that pop as if they are trout eggs, and wanted to close my eyes and just relax, let the stress drain from my shoulders as the buttery roe melted across my tongue.
Midway through this experience, our server approached the table to check whether everything was all right. I literally said to her, "We're not ready to talk yet." She giggled very quietly and seemed to say, "I'll leave you to it, then."