This Sunday, June 30, at noon, the Yoko Miwa Trio will be playing at the Asian-fusion restaurant Theolonious Monkfish in Central Square, Cambridge. The restaurant’s slogan is “jazz for the palate,” but on weekends, they like to bring in some jazz for the ears as well.
The tone of the menu at Thelonious Monkfish is as whimsical as the name of the restaurant. Some of the items come with a paragraph of fictional biography, such as the fairy tale sushi rolls. Someone obviously put a lot of care and good humor into this detail of the dining experience. One Yelp reviewer, Amelia M., summed up the content of menu nicely: “The worst thing about Thelonious Monkfish is picking what you’ll have to eat… because everything sounds extremely amazing. After being tormented for a long while, I settled on an old standard: tofu pad thai. It certainly didn’t disappoint. Yum.”
A word to the wise – at a place popular enough that the door is always opening and closing, the summer heat gets in! If you like it nice and cool, be sure to make reservations or arrive early, because it’s an intimate venue and prime tables can go quickly.
This will be the Yoko Miwa Trio’s first time performing at this venue… who knows, if enough fans turn out, maybe someday Yoko or the whole Trio will have their very own punny namesake dish on the menu!
Thelonius Monkfish is on Mass Ave., not far from the Central Square T stop. (524 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02139 – Map ) There is no cover charge, but reservations are recommended – call (617) 441-2116.