This is a word used by foodies to describe a “fifth taste,” accompanying sweet, sour, bitter, and salty. It’s also the name of a restaurant here in Vancouver on the south side of Davie just east of Seymour; there’s a rather over-wrought write-up online from Vancouver Magazine. Anyhow, this evening Umami gave us the best dish I’ve had anywhere this year; I’m not a serious foodie but we eat out a bit and Vancouver is definitely a foodie city, so the claim is significant. It was grilled asparagus wrapped in prosciutto with some little bocconcinis and tomato sections on the side. Divine.