Jo....THANKS A LOT.
The dinner was spectacular. The parents were skeptical but rendered speechless.
That was the best recommendation.
We had such a great time
My father is one of those California wine valley snobs and he said it was among the 3 best meals he had ever had.
Here is the menu as promised.
Filet of Rouget roasted with Fennel Pollen
Tomatos in two textures
lemon mosto oil
Olive - Demerara Sugar
Tataki of Dayboat Scallop and granny smith Apple
Young celery sprouts, pickled daikon
Tomato - Hibiscus water
Foie Gras "panna Cotta"
Cardamon scented Jurancon Gelee
Quail egg "confit", chestnut puree
Dried gingerbread and bacon
Barramundi poached in Olive oil
Chinese sausage and Dungeness Crab Broth
Miso Braised Tri -Tip of Wagyu Beef
Roasted Kabocha Squash
Sticky Rice and Hijiki cake
Banana Tart Tatin
Lavender Honey Ice Cream
Cara Cara Orange Glaze
Candied Almond and Cocoa nib "sand"