Fine Dining Asian @ Animae (from FoodNetwork Star!)
- August 30, 2021
- ANIMAE SAN DIEGO
Brian Malarkey’s ANIMAE features Japan’s finest A5 wagyu beef, complementing an Asian-inspired menu crafted by Executive Chef Tara Monsod that pulls from all corners of the Far East.
The design pulls inspiration from the stunning, modern architecture of BOSA’s Pacific Gate Tower that sits atop the restaurant. The dining room is a futurist’s interpretation of Art Deco design, suspending time and space, setting the stage for dining, as theater.
The cocktail program is as vivacious as it is refreshing. Offering a playful spin on the crushable beverages that are meant to transport imbibers to a paradise far, far away. Favorites include the double melon gin spin on the Last Word, aptly titled the Last Melon. Sake at ANIMAE is a highly curated experience focusing on small producers and traditional brewing techniques.
Chef Tara’s cuisine is centered around the coal-fired oven and Japanese robata grill, and utilizes globally sourced ingredients to complement the sophisticated, stylish experience that compels guests to dawn their finest fashion, pull up their Instagram, and strike a pose in the elegance of the room.
You have to try the Caviar Shrimp Toast, Sweet & Sour Cauliflower, and their Miyazaki Strip Loin Wagyu!