Matt’s 28th birthday was on Thursday. We celebrated by going to Woodfire Grill last night. And since 28 is a milestone (not really, but still), we decided to do it up right with the chef’s five course tasting menu and wine pairings.
The first wine was incredible, so at the end of the meal Matt asked if we could get a list of the wines we were served. The server did us one better and had already printed up a list of courses and wines.
Amuse: “kir royale”
First Course: charred nantucket bay scallops. soft cooked eggs. roughage. 2009 Girard Chardonnay, Russian River Valley, Sonoma.
Second Course: poached quinault river steelhead. fire roasted local green tomatoes. smoked chanterelles. 2010 Chateau Cantelaudette, Graves de Vayres AOC, France.
Taste: white truffle potato soup. foie gras emulsion. Veuve Clicquot.
Third Course: wood grilled local quail. roasted buttnet squash. creamed greens. picked king trumpet mushrooms. natural jus. 2009 Domaine DuBreuil-Fontaine Pere & Fils Bourgogne AOC, France.
Fourth Course: wood smoked berkshire pork loin and belly. baby beet “mole.” charred fennel pico de gallo. hibiscus gastrique. 2005 Finca Allende Rioja DOC Spain.
Dessert: “twix.” valrhona jivara milk chocolate gel. buttermilk ice cream. salted caramel. shortbread crumble. walnut tuile. Quady Black Muscat, Madera, California.