Monday, March 22, 2010

Grace's 7 Year Itch

As some people will remember from the classic movie "The Seven Year Itch", many people yearn for something on the seven year anniversary of a relationship. In the case of a restaurant, the yearning may be for their favorite dishes, the ones they first tasted when the restaurant opened.

One of my favorite restaurants is Grace, and since February 26th was their 7th year "birthday", they are celebrating with a menu of classic dishes through May 7th. you can order 3 courses for $47, with an optional wine pairing by adding $27, or 5 courses for $57, with an optional wine pairing by adding $37, or get the ultimate Chef’s Menu for $97, with an optional wine pairing by adding $57.

The menu choices include:

Tuna with a Spanish Touch
olive oil, smoked paprika, lemon, crispy castelvetrano olive
2007 Aveleda Alvarinho, Monção, Portugal

Dungeness Crab Salad
english peas, mint, meyer lemon vinaigrette
NV Drusian Prosecco di Valdobbiadene, Veneto, Italy

Pumpkin & Sea Urchin Risotto
2008 Cooralook Pinot Gris, Victoria, Australia

Wild Burgundy Snails & Braised Short Rib
hearts of palm, garlic nage
2006 Maison Champy “Signature” Pinot Noir, Burgundy, France

Sautéed New Zealand John Dory
herb gnocchi, pea tendrils, wild mushrooms, basil nage
2006 Qupé “Bien Nacido Hillside Estate” Roussanne, Santa Maria Valley, California

Bacon Wrapped Saddle of Rabbit
anson mills polenta, asparagus, thyme infused game stock
2006 Château de Cazeneuve “Les Calcaires” Pic Saint Loup, Languedoc, France

Braised Veal Short Ribs & New Zealand Langoustine
parsnips, button mushrooms, veal jus
2006 Sol Rouge “The Gypsy” Red Blend, Lake County, California

Salted Caramel Doughnuts
bourbon caramel pecan ice cream
Château Laubade Floc de Gascogne, Southwestern France

Grilled Tenderloin of Wild Boar
yukon gold potato spaetzle, brussels sprouts, violet mustard sauce
2008 De Conciliis "Donnaluna" Aglianco, Campania, Italy

Salted Caramel Doughnuts
bourbon caramel pecan ice cream
Château Laubade Floc de Gascogne, Southwestern France

Sticky Toffee Pudding
hazelnut gelato, toffee sauce, brûléed bananas
Quinta do Noval Ten Year Tawny Porto, Douro, Portugal

Chocolate Soufflé Cake Affogato
vanilla malt ice cream, toasted almonds, espresso syrup
Blandy's Ten Year Malmsey, Madeira, Portugal

The best gift of all is that they will even add something to the menu if you think they are missing a classic from their menu, because we all know that custom birthday gifts are always the best.

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