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Patina, in Photos

kevin h | | Aug 15, 2007 01:27 AM

Last Friday we finally made it out to Patina. Overall it was a solid restaurant despite a few missteps. We had both the Ocean Menu and the Chef's Menu with wine pairings. The menu in brief:

*Ocean Menu*
1: Quartet of the Sea
Sauvignon Blanc, Daniel Schuster, Marlborough, New Zealand
2: Butter Poached Maine Lobster / Creamy Risotto Topped with Shaved Summer Truffles
Gewurztraminer, Domaine Bott-Geyl, Furstentum, Alsace Grand Cru, France
3: Black Olive Dusted Snapper / Zucchini and Mint Puree, Vegetable Confetti
Unknown
4: Truite de Mer "A la Plancha" / Merlot Syrup, Artichoke Heart Confit, Toasted Almonds
St.-Chinian, Domaine Borie La Vitarèle, Languedoc, France
Special: Mushroom Risotto / Topped with Shaved Summer Truffles
Amontillado, Bodega Dios Baco, Jerez, Spain
5: Roasted Halibut Filet / Summer Corn Fondue with Saffron, Homemade Bacon, Wild Mushrooms Fricasse, Corn Bread Dust
Chardonnay-Sauvignon Blanc, Saint Elena, Venezia, Italy
Fromage
Porto, Rozès, 20 Years Old
6: Summer Peach Carpaccio / Lemon Verbena Granite, Raspberry Chili Sorbet
Domaine du Mas Blanc, Banyuls Blanc, Languedoc, France, 2005

*Chef's Menu*
1: Foie Gras and Summer Truffle Terrine / Mission Figs, Aged Balsamic Vinegar, Black Pepper Brioche
Unknown from Coteaux du Layon, Loire Valley, France
2: Roasted Santa Barbara Prawns / Toasted Pistachio Nuts and Emulsion
Chenin Blanc, Millton, “Te Arai Vineyard”, Gisborne, New Zealand
3: Pacific Black Bass "Sous Vide" / Red Beet and Candy Ginger Puree
Unknown
4: Olive Oil Poached Squab Breast / Wild Mushroom Ragout with Pomme Mousseline
Pinot Noir, Daniel Schuster, New Zealand
Special: Mushroom Risotto / Topped with Shaved Summer Truffles
Amontillado, Bodega Dios Baco, Jerez, Spain
5: Duo of Milk Fed Veal / Overnight Braised Cheek, Slow Roasted Loin, Tomato Vaduvan Curry, Oven Roasted Tomatoes and Pearl Onions
Pinot Noir, Merry Edwards, Russian River Valley, Sonoma, 2005
Fromage
Porto, Rozès, 20 Years Old
6: White Chocolate Mousse / Candied Cashews, Orange Supremes, Watermelon Gelee
Domaine du Mas Blanc, Banyuls Blanc, Languedoc, France, 2005

See detailed descriptions and photos here: http://blog.myspace.com/index.cfm?fus...

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