1st course: Endive Salad with poached peach, sweet pickled shallots and roasted pecans and dressed with berry balsamic glaze. Paired with 2013 Joseph Drouhin Beaujoleis-Villages.
2nd course: Lamb Trio - Seared lamb lollipop over root veggie puree, marinated lamb lollipop over cous cous salad, and fried lamb lollipop over sweet potato, cranberry and Brussels hash. Paired with 2015 Chateau Laussac biz Bordeaux.
3rd course: Floral cold smoked duck charcuterie served with fennel, black berry gastric, crostini and brie cheese and edible merigolds. Paired with 2016 Domaine De La Janasse.
4th course: Seared scallop entree served with sweet potatoes, spiced apple, pear au gratin and charred leeks. Topped with thyme and sea salt foam and garnished with red masago. Paired with 2009 Le Haut-Lieu.
MOCA ARTini 2017
Ledbury Quail Hunt 2016
Distinction Fall Harvest Gala 2016
Distinction Magazin celebrated the release of their special fall food issue with a wonderful party at the Hermitage Museum and Garden. Some of the best chefs and restaurants manned tasting tables, wine & cocktails, and live music played all night.
Bottlecraft Virginia Beach
Bottlecraft Virginia Beach is now officially open. Here are some photos from the soft opening a couple of weeks ago.
Dinner at Esoteric
I had a chance to stop by and check out Pro Tem pop-up in action. Keith Hunt, Bridget Goeke and their team were hosted at the beautiful Freemason Inn Bed & Breakfast.