a dining secret society

20141116_173229~2I’ll admit it. I’m a part of a secret society of foodies. I won’t tell you anymore about this secret society but I will tell you about the amazing food I ate during one of the dining events I recently went to.

The location was at a barber shop. A real life, operating barber shop. All the food was cooked on hot plates and griddles… each bite was incredible.

20141116_173130~2[1]The menu operated on a theme. The theme was, “Old Fashioned.” This involved taking old fashioned staples and breathing new life into them. We had 8 courses of small bites in a span of 4 hours. I thoroughly enjoyed the company of others who loved discussing food.

The food was marvelous, creative and stunningly plated.

Here is what I had:

The bartender served up old fashioned and mint juleps. They were stiff drinks!

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first course
iced cucumber soup
tequila salmon tartare, cilantro, dill, lime

 

 

 

second course
baked potato
potato waffle, bourbon pork belly, scallion, caviar, crème fraîche

20141116_182701~2third course
casesar salad
duck fat crouton, anchovy, fennel dressing, gremolata

20141116_184528~2fourth course
shrimp cocktail
brown butter poached prawn, cocktail, wasabi avocado mousse

20141116_185627~2 fifth course
mirepoix elevated
seared scallop, spiced carrot, braised onion, rutabaga yogurt, celery salad

20141116_192156~2sixth course
duck a l’orange
coriander rubbed duck breast, edamame purée, orange chili reduction

20141116_194404~2seventh course
filet mignon
wrapped in bacon, tart cherry demi glacé, parsnip purée, asparagus and arugula salad

20141116_200205~2~2eighth course
sundae
chocolate, buttermilk, fresh flowers

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