Dinner for 10 pictures

Cooked a dinner for someone I used to watch on MTV! (Suchin Pak!)  It was an absolute blast, a sweet kitchen and very nice guests who enjoy eating for 3+ hours🙂

The dinner menu:

Aperetif
Cremant de bourgogne d blanc d blancs Parigot

Home cured salamis, wild boar salamis & lambrusco Villa Corlo

Seared Diver scallop, Crispy Wild boar bacon, bacon & balsamic reduction
Vermentino Il Mont Groppolo
Fresh fish velouté, seared sargo & poached Calico bass, Donkey & Goat 2010 marsanne/roussane
Butter-Poached Maine Lobster w/ fried stuffed squash blossoms, mâché salad w/ lemon dressing Donkey & Goat 2010 Marsanne/roussane
Squid ink Tagliolini pasta with fresh Sea urchin
Vermentino Il Mont Groppolo
Fresh Spinach tagliatelle w/ Prime Beef rib, Braised w/ White Wine & San Marzano Tomatoes
Rocca Frassinello 2009 50/50 Lafite-Rothschild & Castallari Tuscan coastline Sangiovese 50% and Cabernet merlot

Wild boar filet mignon w/creamy mashed potatoes, sautéed spinach
Sebastian’s first release 2009/ syrah+Cabernet Sauvignon blend

Wagyu beef short rib, Brussel sprouts & sweet Corn
’98 Gombaude Guillot Pomerol

Panna Cotta & Tiramisu

I don’t have many pictures of the meal, but here’s some of the prep
cutting wild boar bacon thin w/ moritaka deba knifehomemade salami
aperetif
chilling & talking w/ Evan
three types of salami. can you guess which is the wild boar?
sebastian the winemaker on sommelier duty
scallop shell dishes
diver scallops
diver scallop w/ wild boar bacon & baconfat+balsamic reduction, micro cilantro…mm
some fish I shot (Sargo)
seared sargo w/ poached calico bass in a velouté
the squash blossoms at the farmers market looked pretty awesome. I had to buy them & stuff them, then fry w/ tempura batter
the pasta (seppia di nero) / squid ink tagliolini w/ sea urchin, paired w/ Vermentino, a region north west of liguria… like the italian riviera… Mmmm
homemade spinach pasta
pasta!
a few in action
tasting
braised beef rib w/ spinach pasta
wagyu short rib
salt
bite size, with beautiful brussel sprouts & sweet corn
next post…what went into the dinner for 10 planning