Wednesdays in June, the restaurant is offering themed prix-fixe dinners sure to confound categorization even further. The first, tonight, is Japanese (Sone grew up there). First course: Kurobuta pork cooked shabu-shabu style and presented in a salad, followed by gomuku sushi (chirashi from Kansai province -- sushi rice topped with five ingredients, gomuku meaning five). The meal ends with sake ice cream parfait. Price is $55 including beverage parings, in this case two junmai ginjo sakes and a nigori. Considering the cost of a regular meal at superluxe Ame, that's a deal.
Future Wednesdays to look forward to: a Lebanese dinner on June 10, an ale dinner (featuring Dogfish craft beers) on June 17, and the one on June 24, organized around the Japanese hooch shochu. Talk about eclectic. For rezzies, call 284-4040.