After a week that started off with a big decision, it was F-A-B-U-L-O-U-S to end the week with a little celebration that includes a few decisions as I can make. Thanks for making all the decisions for me, Bill!
Our “menu degustation” included (and was paired with):
- Amuse- Bouche. This starter bites of a goat cheese, a pate and a carrot soup. I renamed it “trio of orange” as when we finished, all three dishes had a little ring of orange color at the bottom of the dish.
- A salad of sorts with dungeness crab on a bed of wakame hiwashi with a lemon gelee and a sprinkle of sesame seeds.
- A delicious broth under braised lamb’s tongue, merguez crepinette (a fabulous lamb saugage meatball), white anchovy, olive. It was hard not to lick the bowl to get every last drop of the broth. Thankfully, the bread absorbed it well as Rover’s is not really a place to apply one’s tongue to the dish.
- Black cod, potato crisp, braised greens (that I never figured out what they were), fennel nage. The most perfectly seared fish ever! I even ate the skin which is almost as much of a stretch as eating tongue!
- Apricot-Muscatel Sorbet. A refreshing shower for my tastebuds!
- Final dish…not yet….”main dish”: Guinea fowl, lentils, thyme sauce and brussel spouts (I ate those too without curling my nose).
- Symphony of dessert. What was better? Hazelnutty chocolately goodness, a parfait of fruits and creme fraiche or the almond rubarb cake. Slight edge to chocolately goodness.
- Mignardises, the final taste of the night. Apricot option. Chocolate caramel option. Fabulous times two.
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