I am going to have a dinner party, but the only problem is, I don’t know when. Being proactive, I am already working on my menu for a 6 to 7 course tasting menu. Here it is, and I will update this as time goes on. In the past I have done 2 menus, a vegetarian and a regular menu but this time I want to go upscale on one menu and try to hit it out of the park. The main theme is very Asian, but with European influences.
1st Course : Halibut Ceviche – 2 ways
Halibut with Sweat Pea Wasabi Sprinkled with Shaved Daikon
White-Soy-Yuzu marinated Halibut, Seaweed, and Spiced “Rice Crispies”
2nd Course: Almond, garlic, and grapes gazpacho
3rd Course: My Version of the Spring Roll
– pounded shrimp glazed with olive oil infused with thai peppers and layered with cucumber and
foie gras and then wrapped in rice paper. Served with a spicy shrimp sambal.
4th Course: Caviar Nestled in Linguine with Warm Sea Urchin Sauce
5th Course: Spicy Dumpling w/ Quail Egg
with Seared Black Cod in a Chorizo Broth
The dumpling is influenced with Spanish style sausage tucked in a Chinese package and the cod is cooked in a Chinese style with a Spanish broth.
6th Course: “Bacon and Eggs”
Crispy Pork Belly and Baby Calamari Basquaise Sauce served along a Poached Egg
7th Course: “Peanut Butter and Jelly”
Peanut Butter Truffles &
Yuzu and Concord Grape Jellies
Served with a Cappuccino Semifredo