AMUSE...Mushroom ceviche with chipotle cream, macadamia swiss cheese and flax cracker
2ND COURSE...Wilted kale, watercress and avocado salad with candied pecans, shaved fennel, lemon-olive oil emulsion
Ok, anyone that knows me, follows me on Twitter or is even my friend on Facebook, knows that I live and breath kale salad. I was interested to see what this salad was going to taste like. The menu did say "wilted kale". I wanted to know what "wilted kale" tasted like. I still don't know what "wilted kale" taste like. The dressing on the kale salad was flavorful, the fennel, watercress and avocado were nice. The candied pecans were also a nice touch. But, coming from someone who has studied and mastered the making of a kale salad, I was a little disappointed in this salad. The greens had not been massaged enough for my liking, if at all. Again, this is my opinion and I make kale salad every week. This salad reminded me of my very first kale salad. It was good, but after I figured out that you need to massage with olive oil a little sea salt and a whole lotta love...it became delicious!!!!
3RD COURSE...Sweet corn puree with bell pepper oil
INTERMEZZO...Local wild berry ice with mint infusion
4TH COURSE...Jalapeno-pecan tacos with guacamole and sour cashew "cream"
DESSERT...Banana split featuring macadamia-agave ice cream with caramel and fudge
All in all, it was a great night with great friends at one of my favorite places to enjoy a meal. The service was outstanding. The courses came out like clock work. Everyone had a great night!!!!