I have such great memories of my first time at Tomo. To this day, over 2 years and many many meals later, I still cite Tomo as having the best dessert in the city of Atlanta. Really? An Asian restaurant has the best dessert? It does. Really.
In the Ritz Carlton Residences building on Peachtree you will find Tomo. Valet of course. Still modern and stylish inside. Friday night bar area is active with young pretty people enjoying an array of cocktails. The rest of us are at a table eating food. I am a roll kind of girl but the fish collar I always find irresistable. It's awkward to eat but worth the slight loss of social graces to get around the bones and cartilage of a fish neck. I got my first taste of Toro at long last! Fatty melt in your mouth tuna belly. If your wallet can stand it, get this on your table.
I was so delighted to see the garlic yellowtail roll still on the menu. The eye catcher here is the saki gorgonzola sauce. Tres American but also very creative and the whole thing just WORKS. Microgreen garnish brings a freshness to the dish and the fish is always superbly fresh.
I am a crunchy roll lover and here I satisfied that with shrimp tempura roll. Often a crunch roll can be so greasy it covers your palette and the delicate flavors can get lost. Not at Tomo. Finally a crunch roll that still maintains the light freshness sushi is so loved for.
And at long last the beloved dessert: Mille Crepe. You will be hard pressed to find this on any menu and to find it here is like finding a diamond in the North Sea. The version currently featured is chocolate crepes and it's an even more striking presentation showing the detail of crepes spread with chantilly cream between each layer. The spoon glides through the high stack like it is a cloud. Delicately balanced flavors and a texture like nothing else. What a masterpiece.
Service is as attentive as always. I absolutely love this restaurant.