{ tenacity } private dining 8-23-08

…now, this group knows how to party!!!  this was one of our favorite dinners to date.  great friends, food, wine & music – what more could one ask for?  thanks to tim & nina for allowing us to be apart of such a great celebration.  here is the menu and a few photos…

{ american caviar  }

crème fraiche, egg yolk & rye


…Chartogne Tarlent Brut Champagne N/V

…Nicholas Feuillatte Rose Brut Champagne N/V


{ chilled atlantic lobster }

5 kinds of radish, fresh ginseng, green apple & gelled dashi


…2001 Domaine Maillard Pere & Fils Meursault White Burgundy

…2005 Chateau Cary Potet Montagny “Les Burnins” White Burgundy


{ pacific salmon mi cuit}

smoked oil, malabar spinach & trumpet royale mushroom


…2005 Sea Smoke “Southing” Pinot Noir


{ summer cassoulette of hill country quail }

flageolets, miso, local andouille bouillon & flowering thyme


…2004 Ramey Red Napa Valley

…2001 Cakebread Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley


{ roasted lamb shoulder pave }

beetroot marmalade, baby zucchini & charred cipollini


…2002 Marquis Phillips #9 Shiraz McLaren Vale


{ pulled chocolate ganache }

brown butter cremeux, almond-buttermilk, espresso cream & crumbled pound cake


…2004 Ridge Geyserville Zinfandel California


having a ball…

lamb shoulder pave

plating chocolate ganache


cuttin’ a rug

salad of aromatic herbs, flowers & lettuces


atlantic lobster

herbs & flowers

sockeye salmon crudo

atlantic lobster


About greensandbeans

this blog focuses on the trials & tribulations of the culinary evolution and explorations in the kitchen. it is also an open forum to discuss food ideas, techniques & most of all to expose the "happenings" and discoveries that are occurring in our very own backyard. "feedin my dreams by eatin greens & beans"... cheers, randy rucker
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