My colleagues Oleg Sokolsky and Insup Lee took me to a stunning restaurant located on the U Penn campus. Pod is one of the creations of Philadelphia restaurant mogul Steven Stark. It specialty is sushi and the decor is Jetsons modern.
I apologize for the horrible quality of this photo (no flash on an iPhone) but this is our sushi assortment. As you can hopefully tell, it is served on a multi-tiered carrier from a tea service, which was a very elegant touch. The sushi was of very high quality. My first piece, salmon, set the mood for the evening with its buttery softness. The sushi went quickly. We also had several other items. The roast pork was competent but not exciting. The mushroom fried rice was very light and refreshing. The desert, Chocolate Chocolate Chocolate, was an excellent trio of chocolate items. Such a rich dessert coupled with excellent Asian food is a rare treat.