Just a caveat with this food blog entry. I had 4 hours sleep last night (darn the Summer heat!) so I can't remember the details of every course. My food descriptions will probably be more brief then usual and I'll just let the pictures speak for themselves.
Course 1: Antipasti
Course 1 cont:
Shaved tenderloin, tuna pure, capers on crackers
Course 2: Mozzarella with cherry tomatoes
I really like this dish. The mozzarella was home made I believe and is was super soft and creamy. The tomatoes were very sweet with no hint of tartness at all. I wonder what kind of tomatoes were they.
Course 3: Cheese Soufflé on zucchini capriccio
Course 4: Cured Salmon with saffron aioli. Smoked salmon puree canopy.
Course 5: Sole
The fish was served at room temperature which surprised me.
Course 6: Mushroom Risotto
Course 7: Stuffed home made pasta with beet root tops in a buffalo butter sauce
Course 8: Pasta with pork ragu
Course 9: T-bone steak
The steak was so think that it tasted more like a roast than a steak. It was seasoned more than usually but I found it worked and I enjoyed it.
Course 9: T-bone steak side: sautéed mini yellow squash
Course 9: T-bone steak side: sautéed peas with rhubarb
Course 10: Alagio cheese with pine honey
Course 11: Dessert
Flourless chocolate cake, some sort of cookie, lemon pana cotta. I enjoyed the chocolate cake a lot. I've had flourless chocolate brownies before from my gluten free friends and I didn't really think much of it - but this flourless chocolate cake rocked. It had little bits of hazelnuts that added texturally to it. I've seen pana cottas a lot on food shows but never had a chance to had it myself. Not bad. It's basically flavoured cream set in gelatine.
Sorry that I couldn't describe each course better. But I'm so tired! Overall I enjoyed the food and also enjoyed the company of my old friends as well! Adding on a bottle of wine, a bottle of sparkling water, a cup of coffee and gratuity, the bill ended up being $97 per person.