There’s a spot in town where you’ll recently find Hanabi whiling the hours and drinking fancy cocktails, and eating octopus bits, it’s called ABV.
They do octopus right, served with potatoes covered in smoked paprika and a squid ink romesco sauce. Top it off with a libation made with mescal and pickle juice and you have Hanabi’s attention. Hanabi also drops a little shout out to a pepper that is not only inexpensive, but delicious and getting easier to find. The shishito peeper or it’s Euro-cousin the pardon are amazing little peppers that are full of flavor and easy to prepare.
Hanabi also got down with some dried mushrooms which you should never be afraid of because they’re easy to work with and actually sometimes more flavorful than fresh. And why not top it all off with some Sichuan spare-ribs?
Let yourself get wrapped up in this melancholic wind of nostalgia. | read