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CHEF TASTING SAMPLE MENU ARCHIVES
Caramelized Day Boat Scallops

SUMMER 2007

AMUSE BOUCHE

N.V. Roederer Estate Brut, Anderson Valley

CITRON VODKA CURED WILD KING SALMON
toasted rye bread, red onion, capers, cherry tomatoes and cucumber salad, herbed cream cheese

Patianna Sauvignon Blanc, Mendocino, 2005 *

PAN SEARED LIBERTY FARM DUCK BREAST
duck confit-juniper spaetzle, wild Mendocino blackberry sauce

Lutea Pinot Noir, Los Carneros, 2005 *

Intermezzo

VODKA-SPIKED MELON SORBET

NIMAN RANCH FILET MIGNON
bourbon-glazed shallots, Yukon Gold potato gratin, black pepper-shallot butter

Chateau Montelena Estate Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley, 2002

GRILLED PEACH MELBA
toasted cornmeal poundcake, vanilla bean ice cream,
caramel sauce, almonds

Navarro Vineyards Muscat Blanc, Anderson Valley, 2005

* organically grown

SPRING 2007

Dungeness Crab Gnocchi Gratin Cypress Grove Lamb Chopper cheese, house cured ham, sugar snap peas 

NV Roederer Estate Anderson Valley Brut

Pan Seared Sea Scallops endive, shaved fennel, roasted golden beets and candied citrus zest salad, Stella Cadente Meyer lemon olive oil, hibiscus reduction

2005 Nelson Family Pinot Grigio

Pan Seared Liberty Farm Duck Breast blood orange port sauce, duck confit-fromage blanc bread pudding

2004 Breggo Pinot Noir

Grilled Niman Ranch Filet Mignon cabernet reduction, arugula, roasted shallot and walnut salad, Point Reyes Farmstead blue cheese popover

2003 Aia Cabernet Sauvignon

 

Chocolate Tasting Sampler
bittersweet chocolate pot de crème with toasted coconut meringue, chocolate ginger truffle, a scoop of chocolate Rumpleminz sorbet 

Meyer Family Port

FALL 2006

Porcini Dusted Scallops creamed leeks, Arpeggio’s alderwood smoked salmon caviar

NV Roederer Estate Anderson Valley Brut

Rosemary Braised Rabbit creamy soft polenta, salad of parsley, chanterelles and house-made mozzarella

2004 Joullian Chardonnay

Fennel-Black Pepper Encrusted Ahi Tuna seared rare, applewood smoked bacon potato hash, port demi-glace

2003 Esterlina Pinot Noir

Pear Sorbet

Venison Medallions a sauté of spinach, pine nuts and currants, porcini bread pudding, Mendocino wild huckleberry syrah sauce

2002 Handley Syrah

Chocolate Bread Pudding with Bananas Foster whipped cream, cashew brittle

Meyer Family Port

SUMMER 2006

Baked Stuffed Clam Oreganato leeks,
applewood smoked bacon, breadcrumbs, garlic butter

2001 Jeriko Estate Brut

Caramelized Day Boat Scallops creamed corn with basil, romesco, crispy fried onions

2004 Nelson Family Pinot Grigio

Pan Seared Liberty Farm Duck Breast warm duck confit, peach and arugula salad, Humboldt Fog chevre

2003 Esterlina Pinot Noir

Peach Sorbet

Niman Ranch Filet Mignon applewood smoked
bacon-green onion mashed potatoes, syrah demi-glace, horseradish crème fraÎche

2001 Aia Cabernet Sauvignon

Wild Blackberry Mascarpone Cheesecake Soufflé cinnamon-chile chocolate truffle

Meyer Family Port

SUMMER 2005

Amuse-Bouche

Creamed Corn, Roasted Green Chiles

NV Roederer Estate Brut

Roasted Wild King Salmon Grilled Ratatouille, Romesco Sauce

2004 Ceago Chardonnay, Jeriko Vineyard, Mendocino

Warm Peach and Duck Confit Salad Arugula, Humboldt Fog Chevre 2003 Husch Pinot Noir,
Anderson Valley

Mango Rum Sorbet

Grilled Niman Ranch Filet Mignon Point Reyes Farmstead Blue Cheese Mashed Potatoes, Zinfandel
Demi-Glace, Horseradish Crème Fraiche

2000 Long Meadow Ranch Cabernet Sauvignon,
Napa Valley

Hazelnut Mascarpone Soufflé Chocolate Sauce

Graham’s Six Grapes Port

FALL 2005

Amuse-Bouche

NV Roederer Estate Brut
 
Caramelized Day Boat Scallops pastis creamed spinach and Duchess potatoes

2004 Ceago Chardonnay
 
Wild Mushroom Risotto Cakes house made mozzarella centers, port wine sauce, sautéed spinach, pine nuts, currants

2002 Esterlina Pinot Noir
 
Poached Pear Muscat Sorbet
 
Venison Medallions wild boar sausage-yam hash, Mendocino huckleberry syrah sauce, fried sage

2001 Handley Syrah
 
Brandied Cherry Cheesecake Soufflé chocolate sauce, chocolate pecan truffle

Meyer Family Port
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