Restaurants & Bars 3

Dinner at X20

stevel | Jan 6, 200807:07 AM

I know there has been some discussion of the food at Peter Kellys new restaurant. I ate their Friday night and it was just a fantastic meal! I want to state from the start that I'm sure my meal was not typical. It was a special wine dinner with pairings that Peter made to match the wines. 2 members of my party were friends of his(1 a former Sous Chef).

Peter greeted us and spent a fair amount of time with us during the course of the dinner. I do not know if he himself cooked. The service and the food was the equal of anything I've had in NYC and better then anything in Fairfield County. Service was perfect and the food to die for. The food we had was as good as Xaviars. The atmosphere obviously not as intimate.

I'd be happy with a meal half as good as what we got. One of the top 10 meals of my life. Yes, it was that good! Again we got the FULL VIP TREATMENT. But it shows that when hitting on all cylinders this is a restaurant that can reach amazing heights.

One last item. The views are just breathtaking!!

A Pairing of Food & Wine
Friday January 4, 2008
X2O Xaviars on the Hudson

Lobster Crepe
Mascarpone and Chives
Sauce American with Star Anise and Tiny Salad

2006 SQN Rose Autremit Dit
2001 SQN Albino
Ravioli with Short Ribs and Foie Gras in Truffle Butter
Grated Amoretti and Broccoli Rabe
Bordeaux flight
1989 Chateau Angelus
1982 La Mission Haut Brion
1982 Certan de May
1982 Leoville Las Cases
Grilled Breast of Squab with Green Onion Risotto
Shaved Black Truffle & Port Glaze
Rhone flight
1988 Chave Hermitage
1990 Chapoutier "La Sizeranne" Hermitage
2003 Ch. Beaucastel, Hommage a Jacque Perrin
2004 Chave Hermitage
Herb Roasted Venison
with Sautéed Foie Gras & Figs
Brussel Sprouts with Bacon & Spätzle
Roasted Lady Apple
California flight
2001 Dalle Valle "Maya"
2003 Sine Qua Non "Papa"
1987 Grace Family Cabernet
2002 Shafer Hillside Select
Amedei Chocolate Timbale

Soft Caramel Center & Strawberry Compote
1985 Fonseca vintage Porto

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