Monday, November 23, 2009

River City Supper Club #9 - A Philosophical Evening

For this month's Supper Club R and K hosted and gave us a menu to ponder. As well as a splendidly set table.

First Course: Tabula Rasa

Unleavened bread, shepherd's cheeses, olives, figs and dates


2008 Coteaux du Languedoc Picpoul de Pinet

Second Course: The Bird or the Egg? We discovered that both arrived at the same time.

Quail egg over polenta and greens with pork fat caramelized red onion confit and Duck confit and pear salad


2008 Chateau de Nages Costieres de Nimes Reserve White

and 2007 Chateau de Nages Costieres de Nimes Reserve Red

Third Course: Simon Fish 16th Century Reformer

Salmon en papillote with fennel, potatoes, and olives


2008 Chateau de Nages Costieres de Nimes Reserve Rose

Intermezzo: Lemon sorbet in lemon shell

Fourth Course: Can a cow achieve the Buddha mind?

Individual Beef Wellington with red wine reduction


2006 Michel Gassier Les Piliers Cabernet Sauvignon


2003 Le Cigare Volant Red Wine California

and 2005 Chateau Lieujean Haut-Medoc

Dessert Course: Life, the Universe, and Everything
Assorted lollipop desserts

Francois Montand Blanc de Blancs

What an enlightening evening!

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