I've been totally neglecting this oh dear little blog of mine... I never knew food blogging would take so much time and effort! I seem to write my yelp reviews consistently, but always forget to update this little piece.
Anyway, it's been a few weeks since I've dined at Akasha but the mediocre memory, ironically, is still fresh in my mind. My dining companion and I arrived on time for our reservation and the hostess seated us immediately. It was fairly packed for a weekday night and the energy level was high. I've only been here once before and it was quite some time ago, so I couldn't help my dining companion with any dish recommendations.
candied fig, arugula, goat cheese, balsamic
We started off with the arugula salad and I would have to say this was my favorite dish of the night, which is not saying much. I generally love arugula salads with figs and balsamic, so ordering this was no brainer.
seared scallops, grilled corn, corn puree, frisee, niman bacon
We also started off with the scallops, which was okay. The scallops seemed a bit rubbery for me, but the corn puree and grilled corn were nice.
spice rubbed grilled pork chop, bacon braised cabbage and corn, butternut squash puree, romanesco zucchini, toasted pumpkin seeds
For our entree, we decided to split the big plate of grilled pork chop. The flavors were nice, but the chop was not as juicy as I'd hope it would be. However, the puree and vegetables in the dish were delicious.
Overall, the meal was not memorable and therefore, Akasha would not be my first choice among my dining out options. However, the space has an urban modern feel that is comforting enough where one would find themselves having a drink or two after work. Even though Akasha wouldn't be my first choice, it certainly wouldn't be my last.