.

Swordfish Sushi Packs a 'Powerful' Punch

The answer to dinner when the power goes out? Head out for sushi, of course! Swordfish's sushi was just what we needed on this rainy Saturday night.

Saturday's storm caught me by surprise. Though the rain was welcome, the power outage was not. Humidity hung hopelessly in the air, as did our night's plans. The Pignotti twins were expecting a sitter, and were most disappointed to learn we'd cancelled their plans of convincing said sitter into extra snacks and later bedtimes. We were all a little glum, just waiting for darkness. What we didn't know is that we'd soon be saved by the bell! Or in this case, the Red Hot Chili Peppers ring-tone. It was my mom calling, with an offer to keep the kiddos at her place for the night.

Stopping at Papa John's for a little of Cade and Elise's favorite dish (I know, I know...), we were off to salvage the remains of the day. Sushi was the plan. Five minutes later we were bellied up to the bar at Swordfish—the sushi bar. The air conditioning felt great and we could actually see. Cocktails in had, we were pleased to partake in the chef's amuse bouche. The octopus salad, liberally doused in ginger dressing, was a delicious surprise, just one of the perks of sitting at the sushi bar. Our waiter Frank stopped to tell us about the specials, as we prepared to hunker down and decide what to order.

Being a sushi-novice, I like to stick with maki. Joel has been a connoissuer for years, and so usually orders sashimi. But he was happy to compromise. Together, we decided on edamame, house salad and miso soup, and three specialty maki. The salad and soup are excellent here. Swordfish's dressing has formed a bit of a cult following, so they now offer it packaged to go. These, along with the edamame, could make for a satisfying meal, yet we had rolls to conquer.

The first arrived with just enough time to allow our starters to settle. The Crunch Mama was one of the specials of the night. Deep-fried and wrapped in mame nori (soybean), this delicious bite is safe for those who may have a seaweed allergy. King crab, cucumber, avocado, asparagus, and cream cheese made for a healthy and filling center. The wasabi mayo pulled it together perfectly. The Dark Night, and the Dragon Fire II arrived shortly after, just as tasty and plated beautifully.

Swordfish offers what I hear are fantastic desserts. I almost never order dessert, so I am afraid I can neither confirm nor deny this. But I can vouch for the fresh, creative, and super tasty sushi, as well as the efficient service at Swordfish. We left on this night feeling sated and satisfied! Swordfish was a port in an otherwise stormy Saturday.

This post is contributed by a community member. The views expressed in this blog are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of Patch Media Corporation. Everyone is welcome to submit a post to Patch. If you'd like to post a blog, go here to get started.

Angel Bernahl August 10, 2012 at 12:40 AM
Never had a bad meal there. Everything is always great. I'm excited to hear about the dressing available for purchase. Oh, the deserts are fantastic. Save room for it so time.
Alison Pignotti August 10, 2012 at 01:59 AM
I will, Angel. What do you recommend?
John Holzl August 10, 2012 at 04:28 PM
Past experience @ Swordfish has never dissapointed us. If you havent tried the rolls with black rice, its a must. A great nutty flavor and very healthy. The Pear Martini was so good I decided to try the rest on the menu - abliet I had a designate driver. *If you're feeling ambitious and want to make your own, I've taken the sticky rice as carryout, very inexpensive.
Alison Pignotti August 10, 2012 at 09:33 PM
Hi John! Thanks for the tip on the black rice. Next time, for sure!
Amy Cole August 10, 2012 at 10:28 PM
Wow Al, so proud of you and your new blog. Great job! Let's meet for sushi after school starts.

Boards

More »
Got a question? Something on your mind? Talk to your community, directly.
Note Article
Just a short thought to get the word out quickly about anything in your neighborhood.
Share something with your neighbors.What's on your mind?What's on your mind?Make an announcement, speak your mind, or sell somethingPost something
See more »