Category Archives: Tasting Menu

Yonaka Modern Japanese, Las Vegas NV

Yonaka Modern Japanese Cucumber Basil Martini – Sake, Basil, Cucumber, Lemon Compressed Cucumber, Tomato, Salmon Eggs, Micro-basil Crispy Brussel Sprouts – Lemon, Chili, Mint, Puffed Rice Beet Fries – Rosemary, Sea Salt, Housemade Kewpie-style mayo Karaage – Fried Chicken, Jalapeno, … Continue reading

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Barley Swine, Austin TX

Barley Swin 2011 Canals & Munne Cava Iced Tea from Republic of Tea Uni, Lettuce, Peanut Butter (Puffed rice, Strawberry Vinaigrette) Hedgehog Mushroom, Pine Caramel, Trout Roe (Fennel Panna Cotta) Red Snapper, Strawberry, Black Truffle (Ponzu) Biscuit, Preserved Fruit, Bacon … Continue reading

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Stephan Pyles, Dallas TX

Stephan Pyles 2012 Sauternes Blue corn muffin, Buttermilk biscuit, Cheddar Focacia, Butter Roll, Salted Butter Cauliflower Soup with Chili Oil Nova Scotia Halibut, Tamale Tart, Roast Garlic Custard, Crab, Tomato Sauce Agave Seared Foie Gras, Foie Gras “Clementine,” Mascarpone Polenta … Continue reading

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Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek, Dallas TX

Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek Seasonal Sour – Zaya 12yr Gran Reserva Rum, Pear, Lemon, Maple, Egg White, Nutmeg Coconut and Squash Bisque with Nori Crouton Baguette, Bacon Onion, Sesame Parker House Roll, Lavash Chicken and Foie Gras Terrine – … Continue reading

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Wing Lei, Las Vegas NV

Wing Lei         Dim Sum: Shark Fin Dumpling, Pork Dumpling, Lobster Dumpling, Steamed Pork Bun, Scallop Custard, Har Gow, XLB, Tea Smoked Duck, Soy Chicken, Baked Pork Bun, Shrimp Balls, Egg Custard, Azuki Bean Sesame Balls, Sweet … Continue reading

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Montesano’s Eateria, Las Vegas NV

Montesano’s Eateria Warm Bread and Garlic Knots Rice Balls Montesano Lasagna Explosions Homemade Meatballs and Italian Sausage Sicilian Pizza Fresca – Fresh tomatoes, garlic, basil, our homemade fresh mozzarella and Romano cheeses White Pizza – Ricotta, mozzarella, romano, butter, garlic, … Continue reading

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Twist by Pierre Gagnaire [3,] Las Vegas NV

Twist by Pierre Gagnaire Ginger Sable with almonds and sea salt, Lavosh Bread with Tuna foam with Bonito Flakes, Tartlette of Goat Cheese with Cherry Meringue, Guinness Gelee Metamorphosis – Aromatized Gin, Honey Syrup, Lemon Juice Salted and Unsalted Isigny … Continue reading

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Yellowtail, Las Vegas NV

Yellowtail Beverages Oysters Big Eye Tuna Pizza/Crispy Kalbi Roll Baked Crab Hand Roll Being completely honest, I’m usually not a fan of “special events,” guest chefs, or the dumbed-down truncated experience of “Restaurant Week” but at $26 (after a deep … Continue reading

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Rogue 24 [2,] Washington DC

Rogue 24 Strawberry Shrub – Strawberry, Rice Vinegar, Yogurt Usual Suspects – Avua Cachaca, Bryan’s Tonic, Pineapple, Paprika, Cilantro Porcini – Meringue, Chicken Liver, XO Vinegar Puff – Prawn, Whitefish, Ossetra, Dill / Kushi – Cucumber, Finger Lime Caviar / … Continue reading

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American Fish, Las Vegas NV

American Fish 2010 Brut Cremant Bee’s Knees Corn Bread, Grilled Garlic Ciabatta, Butter, Olive Oil Black Cod Tostada with Cilantro Slaw New England Lobster Roll with Toasted Parker House Roll and Old Bay Butter / Michael’s Tomato Soup with Maine … Continue reading

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Sweets Raku, Las Vegas NV

Sweets Raku Sakurambo – Black Tea with Japanese Cherries Edible Menu with Raspberry Sauce Strawberry Sorbet with Mint Gelatin Foie Gras Pate with Croissant Sticks, candied nuts, honey comb, 15 year balsamic, goat cheese mousse, raspberry, mango Ringo – Apple … Continue reading

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Restaurant Eugene, Atlanta GA

Restaurant Eugene Pimento Cheese Macaron Grapefruit Pearls, Summer Melon, Honeydew compressed in ginger ale “Our” L’Arpege Egg – Sorghum, Clabbered Cream, Chives Butter Roll, Salt, Pepper, Local Butter Carolina Rice Roll Rustic Wheat Sourdough Trout Tartare, Crisp Oyster, Remoulade Foie … Continue reading

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McCrady’s, Charleston SC

McCrady’s White Bird – Rum, Blueberry Shrub, Velvet Falernum, Kaffir infused Salers Local Butter and Olive Oil, Sourdough, Red Fife with Yellow Grit and Benne Seed Bread, Italian Ciabatta Manhattan Copa – Cherry and Vermouth Cured Cracklin – Puffed Rice … Continue reading

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Blackberry Farm, Walland TN

Blackberry Farm Farmstead Firecracker – Blackberry Farm Strawberry Jam, Light Rum, Garden Mint, Jalapeno, Ginger, Lemon Lime Soda Spring Onion Brioche, Honey Wheat Whole Grain, Butter, Brebis Chive Cream Cheese Spread Egg Yolk, Caviar, Crème Fraiche Panna Cotta, Chives, Potato … Continue reading

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The Playground 2.0 IO, Santa Ana CA

The Playground 2.0 Iced Whole Bean Coffee Nitro Pina Colada – Zaya 12 year, Coconut Water, Chewy Pineapple Summer in Irvine (Phock You) Golden Oxtail Pho Consomme, Miyazaki A5, Egg Noodle, Bean Sprout, Jalapeno, Mint You Put the lime in … Continue reading

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The French Laundry [2], Yountville CA

The French Laundry Pierre Peters, Blanc de Blancs, “Cuveé de Réserve,” Le Mesnil-sur-Oger, Grand Cru Gougere Salmon Coronet Pain au Lait Pretzel Roll, Baguette, Wheat Epi, Sourdough Cucumber Soup – Greek Yogurt, Garden Mint, Meyer Lemon Oysters and Pearls – … Continue reading

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SPQR, San Francisco CA

SPQR Crusty Bread and Olive Oil True cod baccala, garden radish, ice plant, artichoke mustard, sesame and pike roe Faraona and summer truffle terrina, raisin, marsala, liver mousse, challah Squid ink chittara, smoked salmon consommé, black cod, salmon roe Mushroom … Continue reading

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Coi, San Francisco CA

Coi Gonet-Medeville Tradition Premier Cru Brut Champagne 2011 Two Messengers Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley Cultured Butter with Whole Wheat Milk Bread Black Olive and Caraway Seed Bread California Bowl – Brown Rice Crackers, Avocado Puree, Sprouts Rocky Point Oyster, Cracked … Continue reading

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Saison [2], San Francisco CA

Saison Krug Grand Cuvee No3 Pandan Plantation 3 Stars Rum, Young Coconut, Lime No7 Elija Craig 12yr Bourbon, Grilled Popcorn, Salted Caramel, Lemon Rhubarb Soda, Grapefruit Zest, Elderflowers Mushroom Custard, Grilled Cepes, Black Truffle Consomme, Gold Leaf Smoked Reserve Caviar, … Continue reading

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Flour + Water, San Francisco CA

Flour + Water Bread and Olive Oil Stone fruit with avocado, salsa verde, ricotta, almonds Corn cappelletti with brown butter and basil Fennel tortelli with halibut and tomato Chervil tagliarini with clams, mussels, seaweed, lemon Farfalle with Braised Quail, Squash, … Continue reading

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