Went to Splendido with a group of 19 last Sunday. As always it was outstanding. If anything the service has gotten even better since my last visit.
We started with some canapes.
Grilled Tunisian Octopus, Eggplant Roulade and Chive Beurre Blance
Quebec Foie Gras and Ham Hock Terrine, Pork Cheek, Kozlik's Triple Crunch Mustard
Kim Crawford, 2005 Gewurztraminer
Roasted Nova Scotia Lobster, Pressure Cooked Veal Oxtail, Preserved Lemon Salad, Parsnip Chips
Fairview Cellars, 2003 Viognier
Garlic Burgundian Wild Escargots, Carnaroli Parsley Root Risotto, Niagra Pancetta
Thirty Bench, 2005 Riesling
Duck Confit Stuffed Savoy Cabbage, Beef Consomme, Oxalis Leaf, Perigord Black Truffles
Remoissenet Pere & Fils, 1995 Pinot Noir
Boudin Noir, Wild Boar Belly, Pressure Cooked Tuscan White Beans, Quail Egg, Brioche
Grange Phillipe, 2003 Grenache/Syrah
Cuit-Sous-Vide Lamb Tenderloin, 8 Hour Roasted Lamb Shoulder, Butter Poached Gnocchi, Pearl Onions and Thyme Jus
Bodega Ca N'Estella, 2001 Cabernet Sauvignon (Spain)
Grand Marnier Souffle, Chocolate Sauce
Pedro Ximenez, Cream Sherry
The dinner was virtually flawless except for the souffle being slightly undercooked.
What made this even more impressive was that none of the three main players were there. David, Yannick and Carlo were all off for various reasons. Also we were almost an hour late for our reservation.
Great job as usual.