Ascend’s New Off-Menu Experiences

Expect the unexpected and prepare for dinner and a show like you’ve never experienced before. Ascend Prime Steak & Sushi in Downtown Bellevue offers two unique off-menu experiences that are sure to entice.

More like edible entertainment, the sumptuous Scorpion Chop is Ascend’s major attraction. This experience for the whole table begins with a larger-than-life 5.5-lb. double Mishima Reserve American Wagyu steak. The miso-cured steak is presented on a tableside carving station and served alongside lobster, fine caviar and seasonal truffles. In October, the Scorpion Chop is accompanied by seasonal-inspired specialties; currently, the dish features lobster roulade, shoyu truffle beurre blanc, black truffle shavings and Osetra caviar. This extravagant experience serves six to eight guests and costs $800.

“Probably the most enticing element about the Scorpion Chop is the sheer size of the steak and the lobster together,” says Ascend Prime Executive Chef Brandon Muehl in a press release. “It’s an opulent showstopper, from the tableside carving and plating to the garnish with fresh truffles raining down over it. It is a culmination of so many luxurious ingredients that actually make sense together.”

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Such refinement calls for something sweet afterwards. Pastry sous chef Arielle Fernandez’s tableside flambéed dessert delivers the perfect delicacy and drama to contrast with the main course. As her debut offering on the menu, Fernandez designed The Hive, an interactive presentation of pastry skills. With each season, Fernandez and the pastry crew switch up the dish’s accents. The Hive is currently featuring fall spice cake, candy cap mushroom ice cream and a spiced cream cheese jelly roll wrapped in an Italian meringue with a brown-sugar Toki whiskey sauce. The Hive serves four to six guests and is $68.

“I wanted my first dish to be jaw-dropping and whimsical,” says Chef Arielle Fernandez of her creation in a press release. “It’s a beehive-shaped Baked Alaska that looks straight out of a storybook, with the flambéed flash of fire. It was the only spectacle that seemed fitting enough with all our other beautiful desserts.”

On your next ascension to the 31st level of Lincoln South in Downtown Bellevue, be sure to take advantage of both off-menu experiences at the renowned Ascend Prime Steak & Sushi.

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