Saturday's lunch at La Colombe was exquisite. Marie's parents treated us to three hours of fine dining, superb drinking (man, they make a lot of great wine here!), and flawless service in a location that was entirely genteel yet also relaxing. We dined en plein air, accompanied by the sounds of wind through palm fronds.
crab salad dressed in yuzu, on miso and orange crema, with mirin and dashi jellies and daikon radish mousse, with sweet potato crisps
medallions of pan-seared springbok, wilted baby spinach, poached fig, potato fondant, truffle jus, pan fried foie gras, shimeji mushrooms, roasted garlic
smoked chocolate torte, rolled in coffee and hazelnut crumble, Hennessey marshmallow, hazelnut covered meringue, poached sour cherries, tobacco salted caramel sauce, hazelnut semi-freddo
A vintage 2000 Hamilton Russell Pinot Noir was the most expensive wine I've ever drunk,
and the dessert wine, a Vin de Constance, one of the most delicious. I must find this in NYC!
Thank you Henri & Maureen for an unforgettable meal!