|Back in November, I had the pleasure of trying out Bent's $35 BENT-O Part II special with three friends. I am usually not the greatest fan of Asian fusion, but had heard a lot of great things about Bent and their first BENT-O.|
|Our server recommended us to share the BENT-O as an appetizer platter and order a few other things on the side, and that is exactly what we did. In hindsight, I would have been happy just having the BENT-O all for myself as my meal. |
|Lobster bisque with shrimp ravioli with squash mousseline|
This was the only component that I did not enjoy. The lobster bisque was too salty, and the salt overwhelmed everything else.
|Kale and tofu salad- sesame dressing and prickly ash|
I was also impressed by this simple salad - all the components worked well together and the sesame dressing was very tasty.
|Susur's Jerk spiced octopus- spiced pineapple and sweet potato|
We almost couldn't tell that it was octopus on the skewer- it was surprisingly tender!
|The short ribs were luxuriously rich and melt-in-your-mouth tender- exactly how I want my short ribs to be. For me, the best part was the truffled parsnip purée.|
|Overall, I enjoyed my meal at Bent and I would highly recommend the BENT-O special. . Asian fusion is not very often done successfully, but Bent manages to deliver in this regard.|