Junipero Serra cocktail –Ketel One citron vodka, fig puree, Peychand’s bitters
Amuse: parsnip soup, cardamom
Left to right: hamachi, red pepper, rosemary; scallop, Asian pear, pepitas, pumpkin seed oil; fluke, endive; Spanish mackerel.
2005 Scheurbe Spatlese Ungsteiner Herrenberg, Pfalz
Lobster ravioli, leeks, parsnip, grated orange rind, chives
Copper River sturgeon wrapped in prosciutto, pistachio nuts, trio of sweet potatoes (regular, white, Japanese)
Organic chicken, chicken confit, Swiss chard, porcini marmalade, quail egg
2005 Shiraz, “Above the Law”, Maverick
Braised short rib, beets, bone marrow, beet jus
Pre-dessert: pumpkin seed panna cotta
Steamed chocolate cake, Earl Grey whipped cream, poached pear
Once again, a wonderful dinner at Hearth.
And to think, La Hesser rated it two stars. What was she thinking? More to the point, what was she smoking?