The Los Angeles Auto Show is wonderland and early Christmas for kid and adult auto enthusiasts alike. And auto friends it’s that time of year again. The auto show opens tomorrow (11/18) at the Los Angeles Convention center.
Nissan invited me to a pre-party to kick off this auto extravaganza. The party was hosted for Nissan fans at the Chaya DTLA, a fusion between traditional Japanese and exquisite French cuisines. This is an unsurprising choice given Nissan’s deep Japanese roots and Japanese-French inspired cars through it’s joint venture with Renault. Just like the Nissan and Infinity cars, Japanese-French cuisine is synonymous with detail, elegance, quality, and taste.
We started the evening with sashimi and sushi. I don’t have sashimi too often because I find it very hard to find quality, fresh sashimi in LA. But they looked fish market fresh and tasted even fresher without the off-putting fishy aftertaste (the hallmark sign of not fresh sashimi).
Sashimi on ice to retain the freshness.
Alongside the ocean fresh sashimi and sushi we had grilled mackeral.
The chef teased us with the catch of the day prior to preparing it.
The chef cutting the cooked fish.
The fish above fully prepared and cooked. Incredible.
Here’s a more upclose shot of the awesome fish.
For dessert we had a trio of delights.
That concluded dinner. After dinner we walked over to a nearby Speakeasy in DTLA called The Edison. Nissan had a few photo op goodies in store. Check out me next to Storm Troopers and a Nissan~esque Rebel Assault X-Wing!
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