The first thing they brought out was a bonus course…an amuse bouche that they called a dried cherry gusher with local cheese topped with cinnamon. It was exploding with flavor and really got our palate ready for the evening meal.
For the first official course, we had a corn puree topped with wild porcini mushrooms and a salad of california asparagus. It had such a nice sweetnes with a little tang from the vinagrette on the salad.
The second course was my absolute favorite. It was a cornmeal fried rainbow trout atop a sweet & sour tomato relish, topped with an avacado puree & sugar snaps. Words can not even express how delectable this dish was. So savory but with a slight sweetness and just so light. I couldn’t get enough!
Next they sent out a tasting course to cleanse our palate and I’ve never had anything like this before. It was a shooter of tomato water, compressed melon, basil oil and mozzarella. It reminded me of marinara sauce and it did it’s job of cleansing our palates.
The Fourth course was wood smoked pork belly with a green chile sausage on the side atop a tomatillo salsa verde and smoked pork jus, topped with a roasted green bean salad. The pork was so tender it just fell apart and it had a nice caramelized taste with the background of smokiness. Divine!
Adam and I thought that the pork was the last course before dessert and we were getting close to being full but after we returned from the restroom we realized there was a new set of silverware with a sharp knife letting us know there was another meat course. So the Fifth Course was wood grilled lamb loin, topped with a fig puree, over roasted small poatoes, turnips, radishes & frisee with creamed farro gratin. The lamb just melted in our mouths. So tender and perfectly seasoned. We had never had farro before but we loved it! It had a crispness to it but it was creamy on the inside. Perfect ending to the meal.
Next they brought out dessert which was a coca-cola cake with a coffee caramel mousee served with an inverted root beer float and salted pecans. It was moist and had just the right amount of sweetness. I don’t even like root beer and the float was amazing! Plus the presentation was so cute!
Lastly they gave us these pistachio truffles boxed up to take home. We were absolutely stuffed so we didn’t even try them until a couple days later, but they were delicious! Also, they gave us a print out of the tasting menu signed by Chef Kevin (that’s the only way I could remember all the details of our meal to share with you…haha!)