“an 80-pound decorated cheese wedge from a 100 ft. ladder truck” (Plymouth, WI. as expected from Wisconsin.)
“A carp (real but dead) caught by local fishers and weighing between 25 and 30 pounds is lowered. A carp was chosen to represent the area's fishing industry and because the carp is considered one of the luckiest fish in Chinese culture. The carp, nicknamed “Lucky”, is lowered onto a throne. Each “Lucky” has a tree planted where it is buried with a commemorative plaque listing the carp’s name and year.” (Prairie du Chien, WI. …..okay that’s…. less…… expected.)
Any of Gari’s sushi places are excellent, but I really like his Yorkville location. It’s so out of the way on 78th & 1st, but it’s quiet, unassuming, and spectacular. Tonight I had omakase there pretty early in the evening, and am trying not to pass out before nine PM from a food coma while dreaming about this piece of fluke sushi with truffles and a quail egg. They have such inventive, fresh sushi; one of my favorites is the piece of salmon with a warm, chopped tomato topping, which tastes much better than it sounds.
Chef’s Omakasa at Sushi of Gari, in NYC. If you’re looking for an exceptional culinary treat, and you’re willing to spend a few $$$ for it, I highly HIGHLY recommend this place. My favorite Gari location is the original one on 78th and York.