I accompanied my gorgeous wife to Radius last night. The event was my birthday, and the plan was to eat rich, well prepared food. We managed to execute our plan.
They have a 7 course tasting menu, but we thought that to be a little gauche, so instead we opted for the 4 course tasting menu.
Here's what I had,
• An Amuse Bouche of Crispy Citric Salad (thanks again Top Chef)
• An Orange and Mango Soda Shot
• A Water Melon Salad - Apparently, all of these were just lead ins, to the main event
• Ginger Poached Muscovy Duck with spicy coconut caramel, jicama, curried cashews, and grilled scallion compote
• Pan Seared Cod with soft brandade, favas, wild mushrooms, and a red wine reduction
• Slow Roasted Rib Eye with robuchon potatoes, haricots verts, pearl onions, and a red wine sauce
• Blue Cheese interlude (no musical accompaniment, but a thick glass of port)
• A Cherry smoothie - which apparently was just a palette cleanser
• Pilon de Chocolat; bittersweet chocolate cone filled with ganache, peanuts, fenugreek ice cream, raisins, caramel
• A bijou platter of almond cookies, profiteroles, and cubed jelly fruits. To share ....
Wow. We also had 5 (6 counting the port) wine pairings ... and about 4 pieces of Sourdough Bread.
Not sure what I was more of - full or drunk. Either way, a top night of gastronomical delight!
Along the way I coined my new catchphrase "Ganache is better than Panache", and Anne's bon mot was "There's too much new", I think she was referring to books, but she decided it was relevant to all walks of life and culture.
I married a philosopher.