05 March, 2013

Food, Glorious Food

The limo picked us up first, then the other three couples, and we headed west. The destination? Turning Stone Resort Casino where we had dinner reservations for eight at Wildflowers in The Lodge.

Yum. I savored the following seven or so courses although I'm not sure I completed any of them in their entirety.

Wine: Silverado 2008 Estate Cabernet Sauvignon

Amuse-bouche: Potato and Halibut Croquette

Breads: Assorted Fresh Warm Rolls with Butter

Cheese and Fruit Appetizer: Black Sheep Farm Camembert with Pomegranate Reduction, Pomegranate Pudding, Cashew Feuilletine, and Cashew Nut Bread

Wildflowers Salad:
Roasted Beets, Compressed Pear,
Aqua Vita Farms Arugula,
Sprout Creek Farm Goat Cheese,
Horseradish Cream, Blis Elixir

Intermezzo: Pear Sorbet

Entrée: Wild turkey Confit
with Sweet Potato Risotto
and Cranberry Gastrique


Dessert: Chocolate Truffle of Chocolate Mousse and Milk Chocolate Chip within a Thin Chocolate Shell surrounded by Blueberries and Raspberries and smothered by a Hot Chocolate Sauce (sorry - busy drooling and forgot to photograph)

Chef's Final Serving (gift):
Hot Chocolate
with a Chocolate Chip Cookie
and a Chocolate Honeycomb Candy
(all miniature)

Then the chef sent us off with a
gift-wrapped miniature pound cake
- just in case.

After almost four hours, we managed to find our way back to the limo for the ride home, and we even managed to get home in spite of all the decadence. In case your wondering, the entire evening for all eight of us - limo and food - was paid for by an old friend. Thanks, Beba. And thanks to Chef Zmigrodski too.