Saturday, September 18, 2010

The Final Major Meal of NYC

(I'm back from the Climb of Hope - did better than last year, which was my goal...and besides, I was fueled by New York City, baby!)

For our final meal in celebration of our last full day in The Big Apple, we headed  to Daniel for a six course tasting menu. The wine pairings were incredible and I so wish we could get them here. Alas, we had zero luck on the AB Liquor Guide finding anything that we had while at Daniel.

Trio of beets

Quail and Black Trumpet ballotine, Plum Mostrarda, Satur Farms Vegetable Salad
(paired with Von Heddesdorff, Riesling Kabinett “Winninger Uhlen”, Mosel, Germany 2008)

Peekytoe Crab Salad with Persian Cucumber, Black Sesame Coulis, Early Mesculin, Radishes
(paired with Domaine Bailly, Sancerre “Chavignol”, Loire 2009)

Trio of Spanish Mackerel - Warm with Cumin, Carrot Mousseline; Tartar with North Star Caviar; Poached with White Wine Gelee (paired with Domaine Bailly, Sancerre “Chavignol”, Loire 2009)

Gorgonzola Fedelino and Mesculin Tortelloni, Tomato Confit, Carmalized Walnuts, Capers, Snow Peas (paired with Domain Terrebrune, Bandol Blanc, Provence 2008)

Hazelnut and Chorizo Crusted Maine Sea Scallop, Stewed Gnoccho, Corn Fricassee, Nasturtium Salad (paired with Domain Terrebrune, Bandol Blanc, Provence 2008)

Slow Baked Nova Scotia Halibut with Chantrelles, Yukon Potato “Quiche”, Tuscan Kale, Oregano Jus (paired with Domaine de la Citadelle, Luberon Rose “Chataignier”, Rhone 2009)

Black Sea Bass with Syrah Sauce, Leek Potato “Parmentier”, Roasted and Tempura Celery
(paired with Copain “Tous Ensemble” Pinot Noir, Anderson Valley 2008)

Duo of Beef – Black Angus Short Ribs with Young Spinach; Mozzarella-Bresoala Salad Wagyu Tenderloin; Stuffed Tomato with Basil; Black Garlic Pommes “Dauphine”; Sauce “Choron”
(paired with Bosquet des Papes, Chateauneuf du Pape “Cuvee Grenache”, Rhone 2001)
(also known as "Nom Nom Nom Nom Nom" by MrP)

Sake Poached Pluot with Almond Biscuit, Vanilla Plum Gelee, Concord Grape Corbet
(paired with Heribert Boch Riesling Beerenauslese, “Trittenheimer Apotheke”, Mosel 2006)

MrP (or Chocoholic as I like to think of him)
Warm Guanaja Chocolate Coulant, Liquid Caramel, Fleur de Sel, Milk Sorbet
(paired with Rivesaltes Domain de Rancy “4 Ans”, Roussillon NV)

Petits Fours (mmmm....macaron!)

(last one - they offered us some and MrP told them "you can just leave that basket" - AND THEY DID!)

Chocolate Petits Fours

A couple of very happy customers


  1. Okay, now I'm scared to leave a comment lest I call you Amber again LOL!

    Food looks delicious!!! Based on the layout and decor of the plate, it must have been a pretty high end restaurant. What a wonderful way to celebrate a great trip to New York!

  2. Oh my goodness - that looks A-Mazing!!!! Wow! And might I say, you and Mr. P make a mighty fine lookin' couple :)

  3. Wowza! We finally got the release up and my dessert was to come and check you're blog. How absolutely elegant! I'm getting my list ready for the next time I'm in the Big Apple! So impressed that you did the ride after all of this. You are one inKredible Torchbearer I'll tell ya! Go team purple!

  4. Holy Schmoly Bat Girl there was enough food there for you to bring a friend - why didn't you call? LOL

    What a treat and looks like you had a great time!


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