A Taste of South Africa...

Recently, we had a request that tested our abilities, our forethought and imaginations. We were asked by a very great customer if we could and would conger up a menu of South African tones for he and some guests of his that would be coming in to dine soon. The challenge was that it was in two days from then. Not having been to S.A., eaten the cuisine, studied it much at all, or for that matter, knew of only one person that had even been there before...I gladly accepted the challenge! Although we did not get but one photo, it was a great time, and one that pushed our minds and thoughts. Here is our twist on a classic "snack" called a samosa.

Foie Gras, Caramelized Onion and Apple Samosa
Pickled Cucumber-Red Onion Sambal, Spicy Pepper Puree, Poultry Jus
and a Tandoori Spiced Honey Reduction


Savor the Flavor...

Some like it cold...
"RC Jamon", Smoked Maple Cured, Mangoes, Piquillo Romesco,
Shaved Manchego, PX and Smoked Paprika, Marcona Almonds
Some like it hot...
Seared Squab Breast, Diver Sea Scallop, Carrot Polenta,
Black Trumpet Mushrooms, Sea Bass-Winter Squash Matignon

Here are but a few new dishes that have been coming out of the kitchen of late. Some for fun. Some for serious diners. Some for the sake of something new. Some to just cook and eat. Enjoy...

Crudo of Wild Japanese Hamachi

Citrus, Mango, Cucumber, Yuzu, Hawaiian Black Sea Salt, Wasabi Pea Dust

Marinated Raw Spanish Mackerel

Shaved Scallions, 3 Caviars...sturgeon, golden whitefish, mango

Trockenbeerenauslese-Wasabi Oil Dressing

Seared Diver Sea Scallop

Crispy Potato Galette, Ricotta Gnocchi, Micro Celery, Truffles, Truffle Nage

Pan Roasted Duck Breast

House Preserved Pickled Rainier Cherries, Leeks, Crispy Crepe Tower