{ 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

caviar…

having a ball…

lamb shoulder pave

plating chocolate ganache

mick

cuttin’ a rug

salad of aromatic herbs, flowers & lettuces

pete

atlantic lobster

herbs & flowers

sockeye salmon crudo

atlantic lobster

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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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