A friends husband contacted me a couple months ago asking if we would be doing a Home Restaurant on Friday June 4 because he wanted to surprise his wife with dinner at 1508 as a birthday gift. This seemed like a great reason to schedule an open Home Restaurant for that night. The rest of the guests who made reservations were a mix of old friends and others that we met for the first time on Friday night...all were first time Home Restaurant goers.
One of our guests generously offered to coordinate with our menu and Tom (who helps us select wines to match our food) and contribute wines for a couple courses. He made two excellent choices from wines he had in his cellar– the champagne for the passing and the pinot that we served with the Halibut course. Enjoyed by all, both were great additions to the meal.
Below is the menu with wine pairings...
Egg and Sorrel Mousse
Beet Noodles with French Breakfast Radish and Parsley
Barbeque Whitmore Farm Rabbit
Asparagus with Garlic Scapes and Basil
Chilled Baby Zucchini Soup with Black Rice Cream
Basil Lime Vodka Martini
Henriot Brut Milliseme Champagne 1996 (Magnum)
Eco Friendly Foods Sirloin with Pea Shoot, English Peas, Sno Peas and Small Tomatoes Salad
(Roucas Toumba) Vacqueyras "Cabassoles" 2007
Pasta with Black Truffles, Stinging Nettles, Squash Blossoms, Morels and Porcini
(Mestre-Michelot) Meursault "Narvaux" 2006
Pacific Halibut with Saffron Mashed Potatoes, Spinach, Fennel and Leeks
Ken Wright, Canary Hill, Pinot Noir 1999 (Magnum)
Tome de Recollets with Walnut Cracker
Strawberry Rhubarb Crumble with Frozen Coconut and Candied Pistachio
(Grange Tiphaine) Nouveau Nez - Sparkling Montlouis 2008
Tiny Chocolate Birthday Cake with Candle and Small Cookies