Saturday, February 19, 2011

Sea Monster Lounge and Rain Sushi

Last night we were planning to go to  Rain Sushi a modern Japanese infusion restaurant for dinner however, the wait was 45 minutes to an hour.  When this happens they send people next door to Sea Monster Lounge and call when a table is ready.  So we decided to do that.  We walked into Sea Monster Lounge.  The place was empty except for a bunch of people who were sitting at the bar having a drink....and no bartender visible.  We asked... "How many of you were waiting to get into Rain?" You guessed it! They all were. The bartender showed up and we had a drink and conversation with others there...I had enough time to sketch the bar.
Sea Monster Lounge

Dinner at Rain was well worth the wait.  Yakisoba was good and the sushi rolls were great.  All beautifully presented on platters.  It isn't just the traditional sushi rolls... they have a modern twist to served with a spicy aioli sauce or another is served with a spicy tangy and sweet sauce, another had peppers, avocado (almost guacamole like) sprinkled on top.  Really quite different.  But very good!
Sushi at Rain (Japanese Modern Infusion) Restaurant


  1. Beautiful sketches! Love the atmosphere you captured at the Sea Monster. Loose line and luscious watercolor. Great sushi sketch too. I like how your paper is taking watercolor. Looks like cold press. What are you using?

  2. Kris,
    Thanks for the comment. It was difficult to know what I was painting at the Seamonster. It was so dark I couldn't distinguish what colors I was selecting in my palette.

    I am using my trusty Moleskine watercolor sketchbook. So it is cold press. I wish I could get it in sheet form. I really like the way it takes ink as well as watercolor.