Sushi is an occasional treat, at least for me. I love sushi but it can be a pricey outing. Wasabi Wednesday at La Biblioteca allows for some tasty sushi options while keeping some money in your wallet!
For Wasabi Wednesday at La Biblioteca sushi rolls are half off starting at 4 pm! That includes the spicy tuna roll, crispy shrimp & tuna roll, volcano roll, and the vegetarian roll. Along with half off sushi, they also have their daily happy hour from 4-7 with more tasty eats and yummy drinks.
We started out with some infused margaritas and the deliciously famous xoxo edamame while we viewed the sushi rolls. The Cucumber Margarita is described as light, slightly earthy, and crisp. It was a very refreshing cocktail with a present cucumber flavor. The Granny Smith Green Apple Margarita is described as sweet, smooth, and light finish. My boyfriend liked it a lot. I am less of an apple flavored person but it was super light, crisp, not too sweet, and only a delicate apple taste.
We only had to contemplate for a short time before deciding we had to try all of them! :)
The spicy tuna roll (reg: $12) has cucumber, avocado, mango masago, and preserved lemon-chipotle aioli. This is definitely the lightest flavored roll on the menu. I feel these types of rolls serve the purpose of being a flavor cleanse in between the more intensely flavored rolls so they are a necessity :)
The crispy shrimp & tuna roll (reg: $12) contains shrimp tempura, yellow tuna, cucumber, avocado, smoked tobiko kabayaki, and sesame aioli. I love that hint of smoky taste from the smoked tobiko kabayaki. The sesame aioli topping is also a very delicious addition that makes it all an amazing combination. My boyfriend is not a huge fan of the smoky flavor unless it is balanced with a cheese or something similar.
The volcano roll (reg: $13) has spicy crab, torched salmon, cucumber, and chipotle aioli. The salmon flavor shines through in this dish and there is also a smoky flavor.
The vegetarian roll (reg: $10) has asparagus-scallion tempura, roasted red bell pepper, avocado, and sweet sambal aioli wrapped in soy paper. We were both very impressed with the vegetarian roll- it is not something either one of us would probably order but I had to try it for the sake of the blog :)
The kabayaki glazed salmon belly roll is still a favorite! It is not on the half off sushi menu but remains on the happy hour menu. During this visit, I also learned it is only offered during HH or sometimes until it runs out so it is a special treat!
My boyfriend is a big tequila drinker so he wanted to order a tequila flight and I was definitely interested :) I let him pick it out though and he decided on the Barrel Aging Taster:
Bordeaux- Asom Broso Reposado
Cognac- Riazul Añejo
New French Oak- Casa Noble Reposado
this one had a real bite to it
After some tequila we ordered another round of cocktails. The Tamarind Margarita is described as tropical, bright, tangy, and intense fruit. It had less of the lime margarita taste and more of a tangy citrus flavor. I really liked it but I am a huge citrus fan :)
My boyfriend tried the Serrano mixed with grilled pineapple margarita. It was still very heated. The pineapple did not seem very obvious but possibly if I tried it next to the regular Serrano margarita the comparison would have been more apparent. It could have also been the batch of peppers making it a more heated drink no matter what :)
The dessert was not only presented beautifully but it was very yummy! It was the Dulce de Leche Cheesecake, recommendation from our server, and she did not steer us wrongly! A macadamia-peanut cookie, caramel anglaise, blueberry-yuzu compote, and star anise ice cream surrounded this amazing cheesecake. I would have not normally ordered it but I was very glad I did! :D
I always get very distracted by the many tequila and infused margarita options at La Biblioteca that I forget to check out the beer. They do have a couple beers on draft (only two taps) and the Day of the Dead beers in bottle- I really want to try those some time!
Disclosure: I was invited into this restaurant and this meal was complimentary. All opinions are my own.
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