When we entered, we were greeted with bubbles - the perfect way to begin any party! As we took our seats, we got our first glimpse of the menu.
Reading this definitely increased our excitement: great menu with interesting seasonal ingredients - we knew we were in for a treat! As we continued to sip the Bortolott Prosecco, we were served the amuse:
|cauliflower dauphine with smoked salmon and chive|
Next up was a beautiful bowl of soup that was perfect for a winter's night:
|French green lentil soup with maple-glazed bacon, whipped |
creme fraiche, candied lemon and micro greens
Our wine was a riesling from Germany - Eitz "Ein Zwei Dry" - a drier riesling that is absolutely delicious. This is a white wine that I will definitely seek out.
The next course was bright and light:
|Green City Grower' lettuces with roasted radish, red beet, cucumber, candied pecans and Lucky Penny goat cheese with a pink peppercorn, red wine and local honey vinaigrette|
Our main course was hearty and chock full of flavor. This truly captured the winter season:
|Heritage Lane bison and roasted garlic confit meatballs with whipped potato-sunchoke puree, glazed carrots, pearl onions and swiss chard with a local mushroom jus|
Our wine was Marco Marengo Nebbiolo Valmaggiore from Italy. It was good but lacked the body of typical nebbiolos.
And even though we were pretty full at this point, we definitely made room for this. It looked so pretty but that didn't stop us from digging in.
|Solstice Roasters coffee and cinnamon spiced bittersweet chocolate mousse |
with whipped cream and pistachio-orange biscotti
I'm not a huge fan of chocolate mousse or chocolate and cinnamon together but somehow I loved this combo. I think the addition of coffee in the mousse brought everything together for me.
The wine with this course was Mas Amiel Maury Vintage Fortified Grenache from France. I've never heard of a fortified grenache and was excited to try it. It's really similar to port but less heavy and was a perfect ending to this amazing meal.
|the wines we were served - an interesting and unusual mix|
spring onion bisque
grilled local ramps, extra virgin olive oil, dried kalamata olives
dry creek, chenin blanc, sonoma county, california
shaved iowa prosciutto
braised artichokes, local feta, micro basil, roasted pepper-fennel chutney
au contraire, chardonnay, russian river valley, california
scallop & jumbo lump crab
roasted asparagus, glazed radish, lentil chickpea-almond pilaf, green goddess sauce
grass-fed filet of beef
anna potatoes, red wine jus, fried sage, shallot butter
justin, cabernet sauvignon, paso robles, california
strawberry rhubarb crisp
minted local yoghurt
** Disclosure: I was invited to attend with a guest in exchange for hosting this giveaway.
As always, the opinions expressed are my own. **ccbc8c50158f0cd0cc2f2a9ddcce83e77e801b3a8530ce893a