An Autumn Eating Adventure

A version of this meal was served to my dear friends, Roshni and Anand… just a week ago. Unfortunately, no camera with batteries that day… so here is a similar harvest menu that I have perfected with exquisite pairings to match (with the help of Joe – thank you!)

tuna carpaccioTuna Carpaccio with Sesame Soy Vinaigrette ~ Wine 2007 Summerer Gruner Veltliner

scallop carrot soupCarrot and Fennel Soup with Seared Scallop ~ Wine 2007 Francois Pinon Vouvray Silex Noir

Breaded soft boiled egg truffled lentilBreaded, Soft boiled Egg Atop Truffled Lentils ~ Wine 2004 Damilano Barbera d’Alba

short rib pureeHoney and Vinegar Braised Short Ribs with Sunchoke and Celeriac Puree (And Brussel Sprout “Chips”) ~ Wine 2007 Bodegas Mas Alta Els Pics Priorat

For Dessert, I tried to create the incredible chocolate tart that I spoke of in my last post (the one from Serenade.) It was a valiant effort, but I still couldn’t get the crust as delicate as they did. Since then, however, I did successfully replicate a dessert that I tasted at The Bernards Inn a few years ago. They were mini baking apples, hollowed out and filled with a vanilla custard, baked, and then “bruleed.” A perfect ending for this harvest meal…

Until next time, eat well… and Cheers!

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