Saturday, December 03, 2011

robins birthday party,

since she was getting rather nervous the last couple of month's, after she is turning 24+n and supposed to behave like a grownup, I decided to take her out to a nice grownup dinner where there are no crayons to draw on the table with.

So I went ahead and booked a table for 2, at the sacramento firehouse for my 'little' girl. And told her to order what ever she wants from the menu.

highland park 12 for me and a lemon drop
After the standard wait period was over we started ordering our food. Like a grownup we did this ala carte.


  • oysters on the half shelf (R)
    • served with champagne mignonette
  • smoked tenderloin carpaccio(G)
    • herbed chèvre croquette and baguette crostini, capers, onions, Parmigiano-Reggiano and white truffle oil

Second Course:

  • Hearts of Roamine Caesar Salad(R)
    • whole leaves of crisp lettuce, house-made dressing, anchovies and shaved Parmigiano-Reggiano
  • Heirloom Squash-Lentil Soup(G)
    • warm spice-roasted winter squash, caramelized shallots and leeks, roasted root vegetables and stewed lentils
Third Course:
  • Fruiti di Mare(R)
    • pan-roasted Nigerian salt water prawn and a 6-oz Maine lobster tail, pan-seared sea scallop and butternut squash risotto 
  • Cherry Chocolate Duck(G)
    • house-made confit of Sonoma Saveur artisan duck leg, pan seared with a dark cherry glaze and almond milk foam, polenta cake and chili-chocolate “mole” paint

classic vanilla bean crème brûlée, cinnamon apple confiture and almond lace tuile

We paired this with a nice fruity Cabernet and several glasses of champagne for robin.

I do have to say, we looked rather handsome.

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