Scallops with Lobster Sauce, Pan-Roasted Chicken – Specials May 27 and 28

Last year, we watched the season finale of a television show, that so inspired us that we felt we had to put together a menu based on events from the episode. The comedy so perfectly satirized two of America hottest trends, that was pretty much as total zen, and is my example of what entertainment is meant to be. And every time one of us is in the kitchen deglazing a pan, we are compelled to repeat lines from the show. With the Food Network having been in Manhattan in the last few weeks, it seemed like the perfect time to put together this menu. We hope you enjoy our ultimate throwdown challenge menu!

Enjoy! – Scott

Specials – Friday, May 27
Soup – Tomato, basil and cream fraiche gazpacho
Special – Fresh, diver-caught, Maine sea scallops potato crusted and pan-seared, finished with lobster foam and tobiko beurre blanc, served on a bed of roasted corn risotto.
wine pairing – Flowers Sonoma Coast Chardonnay

Specials – Saturday, May 28
Soup – French Onion with authentic Gruyere
Special – Locally-raised Cornish chicken from the Good Shepherd Farm, pan-roasted with a deglazed pan sauce of red wine and shallots, served on a bed of chive whipped Yukon Gold potatoes and grilled asparagus.
wine pairing – Eveningland Oregon Pinot Noir

This Weekend’s Prix Fixe Menu
Amuse – Tomato, basil and cream fraiche gazpacho
Starter – Goat cheese and heirloom tomato frittata with fresh herbs and cream fraiche
Entrees – Potato encrusted scallops, pan roasted heirloom chicken
Dessert – fresh strawberry and cream fraiche panna cotta gingersnap crumbles

Featured Cocktail – Old Fashioned
the original cocktail from the 1790s, rittenhouse rye whiskey, house-made jerry thomas bitters, raw sugar cube, lemon twist, oversized single ice cube.

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