Saturday, December 04, 2010

Married a long time

Took wife and demon child out to Plumed Horse for 17th anniversary.

Assistant manager at apartment complex made suggestion and it was across street from La Fondue which LJ had suggested previously.

We splurged and went with the chef's tasting menu for all of us. I was the only one that included the wine pairing.

Ahi Tuna Tartare
Tsar Nicoulai caviar, quail egg, brioche toast
NV Domaine chandon "Etloile" Rose, Napa- Sonoma

Black Pepper & Parmesan Souffle
Uni & Dungeness crab fondue
2008 South Coast Winery "GVR" Temecula, California

Seared Artisan Foie Gras
spicy molasses peanuts, Asian pear & vanilla gastrique
2007 Schloss-Shonborn "Nusbrunnen" Kabinett Riesling, Rheingau

Lobster Risotto with White Truffles
This was an add on course to normal tasting menu, I think white truffles retail for same price as cocaine.

Alaskan Black Cod
duck confit, Matsutaki mushroom, watercress
1998 Gevrey-Chambertin, Domaine Rene LeClerc, France

Mishima Ranch Kobe Beef
braised rutabaga, oxtail croquette
2006 Ridge "Santa Cruz Mountain" Cabernet Sauvignon-Merlot

Point Reyes Blue Cheese
pear mostarda, "graham cracker"
2007 Inniskillin Cabernet France "IceWine", Niagara Peninsula

Valrhona Chocolate Souffle
Conrado Farms fig creme anglaise
1977 Dow's Vintage Port, Portugal

Dinner took 3 hours and was quite tasty but to be honest I would not say no to a sandwich right now.

My takeaways from evening:

Daughter is high maintenance her response to her mothers suggestion she not go after truffles, caviar or Foie Gras in future was "If he doesn't have enough money for bill he can do dishes and I'll call Daddy for ride home", thankfully she thought rather than having me pay to bail date out of dishes "It is up to his daddy to get him out of dishwashing".

Wife's driving is rusty, some of our acceleration/braking sequences at lights was jarring. I need to either drink more or less.

WTF did this meal do to my blood glucose??? Should wait 25 minutes to take a reading.


DrChako said...

That dinner sounds amazing. Might have to follow in your footsteps.


Bayne_S said...

Glucose reading 119 2 hours after eating.

2 hours after eating 1 cup of oatmeal this morning 158.

lightning36 said...

Hmmm ... I might have to try this place the next time I am looking for some good oxtail croquette ...

Congratulations on the anniversary!

Josie said...

Happy Anniversary Bayne! Sounds like a great way to celebrate.