The French Laundry Day: The Manifesto, Part IV

July 13, 2008 at 10:08 pm (bread, dessert, food, ice cream, restaurants, review)

Part I
Part II
Part III

I feel like now that I’ve already been so thorough and detailed, it would be really bad to stop.  Plus, there’s all this momentum!  So, I give you… what Mark and Ben ate…. more pictures, fewer words.

puffs

puffs

beet/salmon cornette

beet/salmon cornette

sorbet

"PIMM'S CUP" - Cucumber Sorbet, Pimm's No. 1 Gelee, Borage Blossoms and Lemon Salt

brioche

brioche

compressed

COMPRESSED SUMMER MELONS - Nicoise Olive Crumbs, Jacobsen's Farm Arugula and Mint "Aigre-Doux"

gelee

"BOUILLON DE LEGUMES EN GELEE" - with Armando Manni "Per Mio Figlio" Extra-Virgin Olive Oil and Garden Herbs and Blossoms

They got to try this special olive oil… so special that they only needed to add three drops of it.  Or so special that they could only spare three drops of it.  I forgot to ask Mark and Ben how the olive oil was.

ciabatta

ciabatta

omelette

"OMELETTE FARCIE AUX COURGETTES D'ETE" - Crispy Sea Beans, San Marzano Tomato Vinaigrette and Squash Blossom Salad

I wonder why some menu items have quotes and others don’t.

annelini

HAND-CUT SEMOLINA "ANELLINI" - Sweet Corn, Castelmagno Cheese, Lovage "Nuage" and Shaved Black Truffles

One of the best dishes of the whole evening.  If it weren’t so hard for me to chose a favorite, I’d think about which one dish was the best.  But it’s very likely that it was this dish.  It was magical.  It’s too bad that it was on the vegetable menu and not the chef’s menu.  Or it’s too bad that I didn’t get the vegetable menu.

mushrooms

CALIFORNIA CEPE MUSHROOMS - Ramp Top "Subric," Nantes Carrots, Pickled Ramp Bulbs and Dijon Mustard Emulsion

cheese

"BLANC BLEU DU RIZET" - Silverado Trail Strawberries, Celery Branch and Black Pepper Gastrique

These were the reddest and deepest strawberries that I’ve ever seen.  This is the blue cheese that had the blue cut off.  This cheese course was much better than the other one.

basil sorbet

FRENCH LAUNDRY GARDEN BASIL SORBET - Lychee Fruit and Basil Seeds

Wow, what a plate!

tea

oolong

"COFFEE AND DOUGHNUTS"

"COFFEE AND DOUGHNUTS"

sorbet

"PARFAIT AU GINGEMBRE" - Shiso "Water," Ginger Pearls and Apricot Sherbet

The vegetable menu got a lot of extra goodies that were added at the table (olive oil drops, shaved truffles, poured Shiso “Water”).  I wonder if it’s because usually women get this menu and they think that women like the extra service touch.  ??  If so, they loose points for that.

creme brulee

creme brulee

shortbread

shortbread

macadamia

macadamia nuts

shortbread

shortbread

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4 Comments

  1. The French Laundry Day: The Manifesto, Part III « Babbling Blueberry said,

    […] before we move on to the last five and a half hour meal, the Tasting of Vegetables.  (Update: Part IV is up!) Possibly related posts: (automatically generated)The French Laundry Day: The Manifesto, […]

  2. The French Laundry Day: The Manifesto, Part II « Babbling Blueberry said,

    […] menu will be next… (Updated with the link to Part III, and Part III.) Possibly related posts: (automatically generated)Another brilliant use for […]

  3. The French Laundry Day: A Full Report, no, A Manifesto, actually, just Part I « Babbling Blueberry said,

    […] to Part II. Update: There’s also a Part III.  Wow, I’m crazy – there’s also a Part IV. Possibly related posts: (automatically generated)French Intel Report Of The DayTaking It […]

  4. aoiusagi said,

    very nice !

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