Top Five Memorable Morel Dishes of 2015

As evident in past FoodMeOmaha blog posts and social media (Facebook, Instagram and Twitter), I am an avid fan of morel mushrooms. I love it so much that I bought morels for a steep $40 a pound from these guys at the Omaha Farmer’s Market in Aksarben Village.

Nebraska Morels at the Omaha Farmer's Market in Aksarben Village

Nebraska Morels at the Omaha Farmer’s Market in Aksarben Village

My morel mushroom madness is justified! Here are my top five memorable morel dishes of 2015 from great to greatest:


#5: Block 16’s Morel Philly Royale Special

Morel Philly Royale Special at Block 16

Morel Philly Royale Special at Block 16

My man, Brian, emailed me, “Did you see Block 16‘s lunch special?!?!” I immediately went to Block 16’s Facebook page and saw the above and read “Morel Philly Royale today! Shaved steak, provolone, grilled onion, truffle aioli and local MORELS on a sourdough roll. Won’t last long, get down here!!!

My reaction: Think Homer Simpson’s head tilted, eyes rolled back, mouth agape, tongue out, and drooling. Since I work out west and couldn’t make it, Brian saved the day and got me one to-go! I was lucky. They ran out of their special soon after opening.

The re-heated version was satisfyingly good. I enjoy Block 16’s regular Philly sandwiches. It is even better with the morel mushrooms. The morels picked up the savory meat flavor. While I know the Morel Philly Royale was not at its prime freshly-made state, I was happy!

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#4: My Man’s Butter-Sauteed Morel Mushrooms

Sauteed Morel Mushrooms

Butter-Sauteed Morel Mushrooms Made By Man

I adore the homemade butter-sauteed morel mushrooms made by Brian. See the FoodMeOmaha post, “Butter-Sauteed Morels Made by Man“. This dish is simple, yet, sooo goood!

On another occasion, Brian made this morel dish for close friends, Maude and Joen Moreno. The Morenos were delighted and we were delighted to share the food experience with them.

Maude: “On my first bite, the texture, the oily moisture, how it just melted in my mouth… It was like wanting to delay my chewing just so this piece of heaven does not disappear down my throat. I wanted to savor every bit of it! So good and so unforgettable!”

Food is even better when shared with peeps we care about!


#3: Lot 2’s Bone Marrow and Morel Mushrooms

Bone Marrow and Morel Mushrooms at Lot 2

Bone Marrow and Morel Mushrooms Special at Lot 2

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Lot 2 Restaurant and Wine Bar has my favorite bone marrow in town. Therefore, when I discovered Lot 2 had bone marrow AND MORELS, I had another Homer Simpson drooling moment on repeat. The roasted bone marrow is divine, indulgent goodness elevated to new heights with the morel mushrooms. The morels were sauteed in a lovely sauce of shallots, garlic, thyme, lemon, white wine, butter, salt, and pepper.

The bone marrow and morels are a dynamic duo! Brian and I were either sighing, moaning, or pausing in silence over the bone marrow and morels. My taste buds thanked Chef Joel Mahr and staff of Lot 2!

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#2: Taita’s Morel Mushroom Nigiri

Morel Nigiri at Taita

Morel Mushroom Nigiri at Taita

Holy morel nigiri at Taita Restaurant! The morel mushroom is honored in this dish. The woodsy mushroom is the featured star accented by a dark salty and sweet sauce, scallions, and neutral, compact rice.

Chef/Owner Jose Dionicio of Taita: “We slightly marinated morel in soy and dashi, then proceed to grill them finish them off to brush them with a nikiri sauce which contains hints of sake, soy and more dashi.”

This finely executed nigiri is a marvelous, woodsy-pure bite!!!


#1: Taita’s Wagyu Beef and Morel Ragout

Wagyu Beef and Morel Mushrooms at Taita

Wagyu Beef and Morel Ragout at Taita

FoodMeOmaha and Brian are frequent visitors at Taita since this is our top favorite restaurant in town. On a recent visit, Brian and I ordered our usual $60 omakase per person for dinner. The omakase is a great food experience. Chef Jose creates a series of courses of his choosing including sushi, hot dishes, and dessert. Our omakase journey hit a pinnacle with the wagyu beef and morel ragout! I was an ecstatic school girl when I feasted my eyes on this glorious course!

The wagyu beef was a savory, melt-in-your-mouth, beautiful moment. The exquisite salt added the extra edge! Chef Jose explained that the morels is a take on a classical ragout. Sauteed onions, wine and a hint of soy were involve in the making of it. The morel mushrooms was an oh-my-freaking-amazing, woodsy love immersed in a velvety sauce with roasted garlic cloves… Oh yeah…

This dish was superbly executed and zealously enjoyed.

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This concludes my morel mushroom madness for this year!

For a different perspective, here is Brian’s top five from great to greatest:

  • #5 Block 16’s Morel Philly Royale
  • #4: His’ Butter-Sauteed Morel Mushrooms
  • #3 Taita’s Morel Mushroom Nigiri
  • #2: Lot 2’s Bone Marrow and Morel Mushrooms
  • #1: Taita’s Wagyu Beef and Morel Ragout

FoodMeOmaha had several memorable morel mushroom dishes (including others not mentioned) in 2015. Greedy MorelMeOmaha wants more morels! Next year, I foresee morel mushroom hunting in addition to the eating!

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2015 Morel Sightings at Omaha Restaurants

Morel mushrooms have been sighted! These unique, honeycombed-cap beauties have a more woodsy flavor than the common button mushrooms. Morel mushrooms are only available once a year by mother nature.

There are a handful of Omaha restaurants that have morel mushrooms. Get them while they last!


Taita Restaurant

Taita Restaurant is FoodMeOmaha’s top favorite restaurant in town! I continually rave about their sushi and other yummy offerings. I am thrilled that they have morel mushroom specials!

Mushroom Morels at Taita Restaurant

Mushroom Morels at Taita Restaurant

Homemade Pasta w/ Scallops, Scallions, and Morel Mushrooms

Homemade Pasta w/ Cream Sauce, Scallops, and Morel Mushrooms

Homemade Pasta w/ Cream Sauce, Scallops, and Morel Mushrooms
  • Description: Weekend special – Homemade pasta with cream sauce, scallops, and morel mushrooms.
  • Price: $25.00
  • FoodMe YUM Rating: 9 out of 10
  • FoodMe Value Rating: 9 out of 10

I had this special yesterday evening. I was wooed with each bite. The cream sauce was divine, the homemade pasta smooth and comforting, the scallops nicely seared, and the morel mushrooms was woodsy love! I wanted more and almost ordered this dish again!

Morel Mushrooms Broth and Miso Ramen at Taita

Morel Mushroom Broth and Miso Ramen at Taita

Taita serves up ramen on Sunday only (12pm-4pm only). Today, they have morel mushroom and miso ramen!

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Dante Ristorante Pizzeria

Dante Ristorante Pizzeria is another favorite restaurant. They have wood-roasted, grass fed NE rib-eye w/ wood roasted morels, nishnabotna spinach & gnocchi and a nettle & ceci bean tortellini w/ wood-roasted morels, squeaky green organics radish, nettle pesto & fried ceci beans. Based on a recent phone call, their supply of morel mushrooms are almost gone!

Morel Mushrooms at Dante Pizzeria

Morel Mushrooms at Dante Pizzeria

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La Buvette Wine & Grocery

4/26/2015 Update: Morel mushrooms have been sighted at La Buvette in the Old Market! Omaha food writer, Sarah Baker Hansen, recently posted on the Omavore Facebook page: “What I’m eating: an incredibly delicious morel mushroom pizza” at La Buvette.

La Buvette serves up good food in a charming, quaint European-like cafe with exposed brick and walls of wine. Based on a recent call, La Buvette likes to have fun and try different dishes with morel mushrooms. Note based on several past visits, expect slow-paced service.

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Block 16

4/27/2015 Update: Block 16 has joined the list of Omaha restaurants with morel mushrooms!

Block 16 is one BIG reason I wished I stilled worked downtown!!! Last year, during the morel mushroom season, they had a different morel lunch special every day. Today, Block 16 has this morel mushroom special…

Miso Morel Burger at Block 16

Miso Morel Burger at Block 16

Hello, beautiful!!! The Miso Morel Burger is composed of the house patty, miso glazed MORELS, cheese, grilled onion, arugula, aioli and sriracha on a brioche bun. I want.

Check out Block 16’s Facebook page for their lunch specials. I wonder what other morel mushroom specials Block 16 will serve. I recommend getting their early. It gets crowded fast since Block 16 is that good.

5/2/2015 Update: Block 16’s special tonight is “MOREL AND LOBSTER RISOTTO. WITH A DUCK EGG AND GRANA PODANA. This is dine in only friends and we’ve only got a couple dozen left. They’ll go quickly and they don’t start until 5 p.m. but its worth it.”

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V. Mertz

5/2/2015 Update: V. Mertz has posted an Instagram pic of a morel mushroom!

Morel Mushroom at V. Mertz

Morel Mushroom at V. Mertz

V. Mertz is a fine-dining restaurant with fine-tasting food. They have a great ambiance set in the Old Market Passageway. V. Mertz have unique dishes that merge traditional and contemporary styles and different cultural influences. I wonder what they will do with morel mushrooms…

5/4/2015 Update: Check out the goose eggs and morels Instagram pic from V. Mertz!

Goose Eggs and Morels at V. Mertz

Goose Eggs and Morels at V. Mertz

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Lot 2 Restaurant and Wine Bar

5/3/2015 Update: Lot 2 posted that they have morel mushrooms this weekend!

Morel Mushrooms at Lot 2

Morel Mushrooms at Lot 2

Lot 2 Restaurant & Wine Bar is another favorite restaurant. There is a lot to love at Lot 2 including the charcuterie board and bone marrow. Thus, I had a “woot woot” reaction when I saw Lot 2 has morel mushrooms!

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5/6/2015 Update: 
There are more morels sighted at Omaha restaurants including J. Coco, M’s Pub, Dolce, and Kitchen Table!

FoodMeOmaha loves morel mushrooms! I will update this post if there are other morel mushroom sightings at Omaha restaurants. Hopefully, mother nature will be generous this year.

I recommend contacting the restaurant beforehand, if you want to make sure they have morel mushrooms. They go fast!

2013 Omaha Restaurant Week Series #2.5: Taita Restaurant

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Here are some delicious pictures of our 2013 Omaha Restaurant Week dinner at Taita Restaurant. Pictures are courtesy of FoodMeOmaha friend, Zoe. She has a keen eye and talent for photography. Click here for the FoodMeOmaha review!

2013 Omaha Restaurant Week Series #2: Taita Restaurant

I can’t rave enough about Taita Restaurant. Taita is highly-recommended by FoodMeOmaha for outstanding service, delightful cocktails, fine-quality seafood, AND best sushi in town!

On Tuesday, September 17th, FoodMeOmaha and best friends, Maude and Zoe, dined at Taita for the 2013 Omaha Restaurant Week. I was delighted to be back at Taita. (Click here for past FoodMeOmaha reviews on Taita.)

We ordered all the courses from the ORW menu, plus some other dishes. The headliner of this dinner is… holy sushi!!!

Yellowtail Spoons.

Chef Jose Dionicio of Taita treated us to yellowtail amuse bouche. The presentation was as beautiful as the taste. It was a refreshing, smooth bite. Our complaint: we wanted more!

Plum and Tonic.

Plum and Tonic, $6.00. This drink was a unique delight of plum wine, tonic, and nasturtium flower. My first nasturtium! The flower added an earthy spice to the semi-sweet drink.

Nikkei Roll: albacore two ways / cucumber / avocados / tiger’s milk.

Nikkei Roll close-up.

Nikkei Roll, $13.00. This is a tasty, well-executed, albacore two ways roll. I enjoyed all the elements of pure tuna, spicy tuna, cucumber crunch, red onion accent, seaweed layer, and delicate rice.

Veggie Roll: crispy quinoa / takwan-zuke / avocado /shitake / bedford gardens veggies.

ORW Course 1: Veggie Roll. Best veggie roll I have ever had! Typically, I snub “boring” veggie rolls for the raw fish. However, Taita’s veggie roll was a yummy surprise. The crispy, nutty quinoa is the finesse ingredient that makes this roll.

Sashimi: premium soy sauce / yuzu / thai chilies / tobiko.

ORW Course 1: Sashimi. The fresh yellowtail sashimi is enhanced with premium soy sauce, tobiko (flying fish roe), yuzu (citrus fruit) zest, and greens. I adored the simple, elegant sashimi.

Nigiri: Isaki, Uni and Iberico Ham Lardo, and Duck Foie Gras (from left to right).

ORW Course 1: Chef’s Choice Nigiri. On the menu, the nigiri is described as “3 perfect sushi bites.” I avidly agree. This is… holy sushi!!! The Isaki (Japanese Grunt fish) is a lovely fattier but delicate and light fish. Both the uni with lardo and duck foie gras were exquisite, rich, velvety goodness. Each piece was perfectly balanced with rice.

We were a symphony of mmms, ooohs, wows, and ohmygods. Among this foodie trio, Zoe has the most selective taste. Commonly, whenever we dine out, Zoe nonchalantly says “I can make this.” This time, Zoe said, “I cannot imitate this.” THAT says a lot!

The nigiri was glorious so we each ordered another round for $12. Awesome value for holy sushi.

Did you notice that there was no wasabi or soy sauce on the side? None is needed due to the fine-quality ingredients and superb execution by Chef Jose. Taita’s sushi is that good. Check out this great article, “What should you do with that extra wasabi? Nothing“.

Poke: fresh seaweed / rayu / sea salt / onions / tamari.

ORW Course 2: Poke. The sushi loving continues. The poke is a refreshing combination of luscious smooth salmon and fresh seaweed. This hit the spot!

Squid: house-made chorizo / garlic confit / roasted tomato aioli.

ORW Course 2: Squid. This is one my of favorite cooked seafood dishes at Taita. The chorizo-stuffed squid is a glorious union of land and sea.

Anticuchos: grilled majinola wagyu beef heart / roasted potatoes / chimichurri.

ORW Course 2: Anticuchos. The savory, beef heart with crispy potatoes and chimichurri sauce is delicious.

Uni Pasta (split three ways).

Uni Pasta, $18. We split this favorite dish (ordered from the regular menu). The uni pasta has wonderful chewy noodles with real crab meat immersed in creamy sauce.

Majinola Wagyu Brisket: stout beer and cilantro-brasied brisket / white beans / carrots.

ORW Course 3: Majinola Wagyu Brisket. The beef was good but paled compared to Taita’s seafood dishes. I wanted more cilantro flavor and tender meat.

Bass: roasted carrots / spring onions / clam stew / thai chilies.

ORW Course 3: Bass. While the bass with crispy skin and light stew was good, it was outshined by the sushi.

Salmon: butternut squash / house-made chorizo / pickled onion / apple salad.

ORW Course 3: Salmon. The salmon is my favorite cooked fish at Taita. This is a unique, complementary combination of salmon with crispy skin, butternut squash, savory chorizo, and refreshing apple salad.

Once again, X marks the spot at Taita for seafood treasures. The pinnacle treasure is the sushi!!! Taita has superbly executed, fine-quality sushi. FoodMeOmaha declares Taita is the best sushi place in town.

Special thanks to Chef Jose for the holy sushi!!! Special thanks to our waitress, Haley, for the wonderful and welcoming service.

2013 Omaha Restaurant Week Dinner

  • Description: Three course dinner for Omaha Restaurant Week
  • Price: $30.00
  • FoodMe YUM Rating: 9.25 out of 10
  • FoodMe Value Rating: 9.5 out of 10

Note: The overall rating is an average of all the ORW courses. The FoodMe YUM rating for the nigiri is 10!

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2013 Omaha Restaurant Week

2013 Omaha Restaurant Week

The third annual Omaha Restaurant Week is almost here! FoodMeOmaha will be forking, knifing, and spooning it up during Omaha Restaurant Week! Here are three reasons why:

1. Great Restaurants: The roster of participating restaurants is forking good! Four of the restaurants are led by chefs nominated for the prestigious James Beard Award – Jennifer Coco of J. Coco, Clayton Chapman of The Grey Plume, Jon Seymour of V. Mertz, an Paul Kulik of The Boiler Room Restaurant. FoodMeOmaha favorites include Taita, Lot 2 Restaurant and Wine Bar, V. Mertz, and Dante Ristorante Pizzeria. Plus, new restaurants to try!

2. Great Value: Three-course meals, some with beverages, are offered at a fixed price of $20, $30, or $40. Great quality for a great value. In fact, this is a better deal compared to regular prices.

3. Great Charity: The value is made even sweeter with charity. Feed yourself AND others in need in the community. Part of the proceeds go to the Food Bank for the Heartland.

Based on the participating restaurants and published menus online, here are FoodMeOmaha’s top three picks:

1. Flatiron Cafe: Flatiron Cafe is a New American fine-dining restaurant that I want to try for the first time. Their 3-course menu sounds marvelous. I am intrigued by the veal sweatbreads. (I haven’t tried sweatbreads yet!) Plus, two main course options – the beef tenderloin with king crab and the poached lobster with a truffle oil risotto – are calling to me.

2. Taita Restaurant: Taita caught me hook, line, and sinker for their unique seafood treasures. (Click here for FoodMeOmaha reviews on Taita.) I want to go back for more! Specifically, I want to check out their new sushi bar, feast on one of the sushi appetizers, and come back for the glorious chorizo-stuffed squid (second course option).

3. Dante Ristorante Pizzeria: Dante is one of my favorite restaurants in town. They serve quality ingredients and tasty dishes (pizza and non-pizza). Dante offers three courses plus wine for $30 – a great deal for great food. I am enticed by the field salad with pistachio and prosciutto (first course option) and the diver scallops and oxtail with potato gnocchi (second course option).

Of course, I am tempted by other restaurants including Lot 2 Restaurant and Wine Bar, V. Mertz, Dolce, J. Coco, The Grey Plume, The Boiler Room RestaurantLe Voltaire, Railcar Modern American Kitchen, Jackson Street Tavern, Plank, and Salt 88.

Click here for a complete list of participating restaurants and the 3-course offerings. Reservations are recommended.

Omaha Restaurant Week starts this Friday. Don’t miss out!

Seafood Treasures at Taita, Part 2

“Not all treasure is silver and gold…” – Jack Sparrow

X marks the spot. Taita is the place to go for unique seafood treasures in landlocked Omaha.

FoodMeOmaha and foodie best friend, Maude, had a memorable first dinner at Taita Restaurant. (See “Seafood Treasures at Taita, Part 1”.) During that visit, Maude exclaimed, “I have to bring my hubby and the ‘rent-in-laws here!”

The Moreno Clan at Taita. Maude, Joen, Tito and Tita Moreno (left to right).

Hence, just a few days later, FoodMeOmaha and the Moreno clan was lured to the X! There were delighted diners all around the table at Taita. We enjoyed the scallops, razor clams, and pave dessert (featured on part 1). And, we discovered new seafood treasures!

Part 2 features the new dishes to dive for…

Squid

  • Description: House Chorizo, Garlic Confit, Roasted Tomato Aioli
  • Price: $10
  • FoodMe YUM Rating: 9.5 out of 10
  • FoodMe Value Rating: 9.5 out of 10

Oh my heaven. I had a glorious bite of tender calamari and stuffed chorizo with a creamy sauce that melted in my mouth. Sea and land unite for a big bang. I also enjoyed the crispy tempura-fried calamari. I adored this dish! Marvelous.

Spanish Octopus

  • Description: Spanish Octopus, Romesco, Spring Onions, Yucca, Chimachurri, Pickled Radish
  • Price: $10
  • FoodMe YUM Rating: 9.5 out of 10
  • FoodMe Value Rating: 9.5 out of 10

This is the most tender octopus I have ever had! Sooo tender and sooo goood! I was expecting the typical, chewy texture. When I had a bite, I sank in my seat in surprise and delight. The best octopus in town.

Salmon

  • Description: Butternut Squash, Pickled Onions, Apple Salad
  • Price: $16
  • FoodMe YUM Rating: 8.5 out of 10
  • FoodMe Value Rating: 8 out of 10

I had the salmon for my main entree. While the tentacled creatures was the gold of this dinner, the salmon deserves attention as well. The salmon, butternut squash puree, and apple salad was a great combination. My favorite component was the crispy salmon skin.

FoodMeOmaha and Taita Chef/Owner Jose Dionicio.

We had the pleasure of meeting the chef and owner Jose Dionicio of Taita. Chef Jose shared his passion for seafood. We learned he massages the octopus using a Japanese technique and back in the day he was a fisherman.

Hook, line, and sinker, Taita is my favorite seafood restaurant in town. FoodMeOmaha’s top three Taita dishes are the razor clams, squid, and Spanish octopus. X marks the spot.

Thanks to Tito and Tita Moreno, Joen, and Maude for the wonderful company. Thanks to Chef Jose Dionico and staff of Taita for the wonderful food and service.

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Seafood Treasures at Taita, Part 1

Taita Restaurant

  • 6109 Maple St. Omaha, NE 68104
  • (402) 558-2482
  • Facebook page
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Modern American, Peruvian, Japanese, Asian Fusion
  • Price: $$$

Taita is a seafood restaurant in Benson that caught me hook, line, and sinker. Pun intended. Chef owned and operated Taita has fine seafood and a Peruvian and Japanese food style not found anywhere else in Omaha. This restaurant should not be overlooked.

On Saturday, June 29th, FoodMeOmaha and fellow foodie best friend, Maude, went to dinner at Taita for the first time. We discovered one treasure after another from both sea and land. 

Inside Taita is a simple, inviting small space of about ten tables. The eye-catching feature is the mural walls of koi fish. (Note: Taita has added sushi bar since our visit.)

We were tempted by various dishes on the menu. In greedy, foodie fashion, we ordered six different dishes!

Salmon Tiradito

  • Description: Seared Salmon Belly, Black Truffle Tobiko, Cilantro
  • Price: $10.00
  • FoodMe YUM Rating: 8.5 out of 10
  • FoodMe Value Rating: 8.5 out of 10

Fine quality salmon belly complemented with fresh cilantro, red onion crunch, and black truffle tobiko is a delightful bite. Simple, pure flavors and beautiful belly texture.

Ceviche

  • Description: Japanese Sea Bream, Line, Red Onions, Cilantro
  • Price: $13.00
  • FoodMe YUM Rating: 8 out of 10
  • FoodMe Value Rating: 7 out of 10

Refreshing ceviche with a subtle lime, red onion crunch, and cilantro. While this was refreshing, I did want some more acid component or additional flavor.

Scallops

  • Description: Pan Seared Scallops, Pear, Celeriac Puree, Endive  
  • Price: $10.00
  • FoodMe YUM Rating: 9.25 out of 10
  • FoodMe Value Rating: 9.25 out of 10

The scallops made us happy. Each scallop piece was cooked just right with a seared caramelized outside and soft buttery inside. The thinly, sliced pear, smooth celeriac puree, and grilled endive was a wonderful complement. We relished each bite. I wish there was more!

Plum Creek Farm Chicken Liver

  • Description: Chicken Livers Anticuchos, Potatoes, Chimichurri  
  • Price: $8
  • FoodMe YUM Rating: 8.75 out of 10
  • FoodMe Value Rating: 8.75 out of 10

Chicken of the sea. Just kidding. This dish is beyond better than canned tuna. Taita’s chicken liver has a luscious savory compact flavor balanced with the chimichurri sauce. The potatoes were nice but the star was the chicken liver goodness! This is my second favorite chicken liver in town after Dante Pizzeria.

Uni Pasta

  • Description: Chitarra Pasta, Sea Urchin Beurre-Monte, Uni Bottarga, Crab.  
  • Price: $18
  • FoodMe YUM Rating: 8.5 out of 10
  • FoodMe Value Rating: 8.5 out of 10

The beauty of this dish is the dungeness crab immersed in the sauce. I couldn’t distinguish the sea urchin component. The chitarra pasta has a more dense and chewy texure. Ultimately, I loved the delicate fresh crab in the creamy sauce. If you like creamy sauces, pasta, and crab, then this is your dish.

Razor Clams

  • Description: Razor Clams Steamed in White Wine, Escaveche Dressing, Cream, Bacon Chips  
  • Price: $20
  • FoodMe YUM Rating: 9.5 out of 10
  • FoodMe Value Rating: 9.5 out of 10

The razor clams special was the prized seafood treasure! Taita is the only place in Omaha serving razor clams. This was our first razor clams and we loved them. Sooo goood! The razor clams are a cross of regular clams and calamari in taste and texture. I enjoyed the razor clams combined with the light creamy broth. This is worth cutting your teeth on!

Pave

  • Description: Chocolate and Caramel Dessert
  • Price: $7.00
  • FoodMe YUM Rating: 9 out of 10
  • FoodMe Value Rating: 9 out of 10

This dessert was fabulous! Typically, we are not big caramel fans but it was instant adoration at first bite. Decadent goodness of rich dark chocolate, sea salt accent, caramel crisps, caramel sauce, and dusted chocolate. This was an amazing end of the meal.

Taita has quality over quanitity. Two ladies conquered all six dishes plus dessert. Our palettes were happy and our stomachs filled but not stuffed. (Note: We are big eaters.)

Overall, Taita is a unique seafood restaurant that is a delight in landlocked Omaha. Taita has caught me hook, line, and sinker for their fine seafood, quality ingredients, and local charm.

The seafood treasures discovered at Taita doesn’t end here. Taita offers other unique seafood dishes including the most tender octopus I have ever had. Stay tuned for our second visit at Taita on part 2!

 Taita Restaurant

  • FoodMe YUM Rating: 9 out of 10
  • FoodMe Service Rating: 9 out of 10
  • FoodMe Value Rating: 8.5 out of 10
  • FoodMe Atmosphere Rating: 8 out of 10
  • FoodMe Overall Rating: 8.75 out of 10

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