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Good food arouses the senses on all levels. You want something visually appealing that will lure you in with a nice scent and appetizing name. In your mouth, you want a pleasing texture and your taste buds to be excited and wanting more. Perhaps this is why the culinary arts are just that, arts. Sushi in itself is an art form from the placement of the fish to the rolling to the actual presentation. The Japanese art of "nyotaimori" and "nantaimori" are displaying sushi on the naked body. The sushi itself made no contact with the skin as it was placed on bamboo leaves strategically placed on the two female and one male model. The models as well as the two servers were also tastefully painted with Asian inspired works.
While getting our sushi, my boyfriend made the comment we have yet to sample the sticky buns. This comment was overheard by both the model and Dante who both smiled and chuckled a bit. However it mush have worked because once we finished the sushi, the sticky buns found us. My chicken sticky bun was the perfect blend of sweet and savory. I only wish I had it before I feasted from the human sushi landscapes. I also loved the signature cocktail for the event so much that I failed as a blogger to note the name and ingredients. From memory, it had ginger infused vodka, aloe vera, and lychee puree.
Overall, Naked Sushi was a great evening enjoyed with my boyfriend, some of our friends, and a few of my favorite "blends" (Jessica, Brad, and Alicia). I cannot wait for the opening of Ginko and dinner one night at Dante as well as Matthew Mytro's next event.
Until next time...follow your heart, fulfill your hunger!
***Disclaimer: I was invited to attend Naked Sushi with a guest by Matthew Mytro. The thoughts above are my 100% honest opinion. The pictures were also taken by me for the purpose of this blog post***