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Studiokitchen Last Night !! Long...detailed.

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Studiokitchen Last Night !! Long...detailed.

Allison | Oct 20, 2002 07:19 PM

Now we understand what everyone had been talking about.
Have you ever had a dining experience where the menu sounds so weird but the food was brilliant. ?
This was awesome !!!
First course:

Chantenay Carrot Soup
Pickled Cranberries
Roast Breast of corn fed Turkey
Horseradish Sorbet.

Wine......Selbach Oster Halbtrocken Reisling

Unbelievable, I felt like I was drinking thanksgiving dinner out of a baby's bottle. Soup was pure carrot flavor, amazing presentation, cranberries had hints of cinnamon and the horseradish sorbet just cooled everything down. If you have never had Chantenay carrots, find them and eat them asap.

Second Course:

Mignon of Diver scallop and Dover sole.
Black Trumpet and cinnamon Cap Mushrooms
Tempura of Sage and Sea Urchin
Foie Gras Sauce.

Wine.......Raymond Trollat (St Joseph)

Best thing I have eating in my life PERIOD.
I nice big scallop wrapped all the way around with a slice of dover sole ,dusted with porcini powder and sauteed. He then took sea urchins and sandwiched them in between big sage leaves and fried then in tempura batter as the garnish. The sauce was described as a slice of foie gras terrine liquified in a broth of chicken stock, Monbazillac wine and sherry vinegar.

Third Course:

Crepinette of Lamb loin and smoked goose breast
watercress mascarpone risotto
Anise hyssop jus

Wine.......Giesen Savignon Blanc

If it wasnt for the foie gras sauce above, this would have been the best. This were short loins of lamb wrapped around with smoked goose that was sliced like proscuitto. they were then wrapped in caul fat and roasted so medium rare it looked like a photo.
I have never had anise hyssop but it was soooooo good. It is rare that I encouter new flavors.
I could eat quarts of just the risotto.

DESSERT:

Strawbery Tarte Tatin with Beet Juice Caramel
Flavorless ice Cream
100 year old balsamic vinegar.

Wine.......Charpoutier Banyuls

This can only be properly described with profanity.
Just outstanding !!
Wierdest and tasties variation of Tarte Tatin I have ever had, the flavorless Ice cream was a revelation and the way it blended with the supersweet vinegar and beet caramel was so lush. The final garnish of cracked black pepper was dancing in my mouth.

Best dinner I have definitely had in philly andnot entirely dissimilar to my french laundry experience.
Thanks for the Tip Katie.

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