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Saturday, February 17, 2007

Chinese New Year

Celebrated Chinese New Year, the year of the Pig, tonight at Forbidden City in Middletown, CT with their tasting menu.

Started with an amuse-bouche of tiny Sweet Rolls and Sesame Butter

Gathering All Elite:
Stuffed crispy tofu with shrimp, topped with soy-glazed sun-dried shrimp and spicy Chinese sausage.
Wine paired: Jekel Gertwurztraminer, Monterey

Everything Going Smoothly:
Baked Oyster and pan-seared foie gras
Wine paired: Glorra Ferrer Blanc de Noirs, Sonoma County

Golden Pig Celebrates New Year:
Stewed wild boar Osso buco and lotus root with garlic mashed potatoes
Wine paired: Rieses Montepucciano

Rolling Four Seas-Successful Business:
Prawn, grated coconut and curry leaf
Wine paired: Virtu St. Supery

Eagle Spread Wings:
Muscovy duck with porcíni mushrooms and duck confit spring roll
Wine paired: Oyster Bay Merlot, New Zealand

Sweet Heart Darling:
Gelato, coconut milk and red bean purée
Wine paired: St. Supery Moscatel

blognotes: an excellent menu, an excellent meal
The only drawback was that the entrées were not tasting menu size; they were full entrées,
So the duck came home for another meal.
Well worth the price!

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