Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Menus, Tahiti and Cannes Film Festival...

First would like to say to all in the Carlton Area- This saturday is a wonderful night of eating and drinking at Brookside Inn on the Abbey road. Space is limited, so if you would like to come out to the event, it is important to make your reservation as soon as possible, by calling Bruce or Susan at 503 852 4433. Here is the menu for the adventurous pallates, and it is being paired with Ray Walsh's (Domaine Meriwether and Capitello) wines. So come on out and support your local businesses!
The Menu-

Wine and Food pairing with Ray Walsh and Capitello wines
Brookside Inn April 18, 2009

Passed Hors D’oeuvres/ Amuse bouche
Buckwheat and red onion waffle with American Caviar, crème fraiche and soft poached quail egg

Panseared Foie Gras, served on toasted brioche with a Rhubarb-Dolcino baste, topped with fried leeks

Seafood Course
Panko crusted Northwest Oyster atop a green papaya and savoy cabbage slaw, dressed with a curry buerre blanc

Pasta Course
Sauteed wild mushrooms with hints of anchovy, white wine and fresh Thyme, tossed with handmade semolina pasta, Reggiano Parmesan, topped with braised rabbit

Main Course
A trio of flavors- Braised buffalo short ribs with a raspberry barbecue sauce, confit of duck leg with a fig, juniper and rosemary compote, grilled elk sausage with caramelized shallots, traditional Irish champ, mélange of vegetables

Fresh fruits macerated in Dolcino with a hint of fresh mint

An enticing platter of small bites- stem ginger shortbread, lemon tartlet, petite angel food cake with chocolate and berries, pine nut and golden raisin Florentine

Next, would like to let all that read this know that I will be gone for 5 weeks, three to French Polynesia and then two weeks of work at the Cannes Film Festival. So if you want to know more about it, shoot me an email at I will write before I go, but get your butts out to the Brookside Inn on Saturday night and have a culinary experience!!!!!