Posted on August 24th, 2010 by .

Last Wednesday marked the opening of a new, exciting venue on St-Laurent blvd : Noa Sushi Lounge.  For the occasion, cordon-bleu trained creative director Nacim Louali invited two Japanese chefs : Taketsuna Araki (formerly from Kaizen and Soto) and Koichi (from Kioochi Club Hotel & St-Malo Kasukabe in Tokyo) – flown in from Japan for the occasion – to shake up the new sushi kitchen.

The sushis served presented a mix of traditional techniques and ingredients less common to japanese cuisine, like a beef tartare rolled up in cheese with tomato confit, truffle vinaigrette and pickle.   Noa’s sake selection – 16 kinds and counting – picked by sommelier Olivier Paret and the cocktail list, imagined by former Paris Buddha Bar Bartender Fanny,  impressed the crowd.  The guests, mingling in the minimal-inspired space, whose modular lighting system constantly changes from hot to cool hues, seemed to enjoy Noa’s daring statement, just like the quieter ones, lounging in the euro-zen backyard terrace.  Summer just isn’t over yet.

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