Daniel and I met up with an old friend named Jaclyn Einis. Years ago, Jaclyn and I worked together at a food magazine where we talked endlessly about restaurants and exotic ingredients. She always emailed me new restaurant menus and was always the first person in the office to ask: "So, what's for lunch?"
Since she left the magazine, Jaclyn's traveled through Italy and Croatia where she stayed with local cheese mongers, winemakers and olive oil artisans. She wrote for a few travel sites, but mainly focuses on food writing – her area of expertise is a personal favorite of mine: locavore cuisine. She helped compile a list of the best farm-to-table eateries in Brooklyn. She, like Daniel, also appreciates a great bowl of noodles – with shots of sake.
With this in mind, we checked out SobaKoh on 5th Street (between 1st and 2nd Ave). The dining room was full, but never got loud enough where you had to yell across the table. So it was perfect for a mini reunion. What blew us away was the plating. It was beautiful, delicate, and so simple. Each bowl is a work of art.