Speaking of bottles, the wines are unfiltered...so they were decanted TWICE and then poured back into the bottle. This must have taken YEARS! 80 people...5 courses...just imagine the number of bottles!
2nd Course...Fruited Foie Gras...AMAZING...so lush and decadent...The little round ball in the middle was to be eaten in one bite. It exploded in your mouth with a rush of pure grape essence.
I so wish I had a picture of the braised short rib...it was like eating beefy silk...it just fell apart and melted in your mouth. The "edible clay" was smeared dramatically on the bottom of the plate. It added an earthy, meaty, robust flavor to the rib. Really cool!
Coconut Soup with Passion Fruit Ravioli...fabulous and the dessert wine...Moscatel Casta Diva was THE DIVA of the evening. It tasted like honeyed pears. There was a lot of moaning and groaning going on around my table. Each course was just amazing. I wish I could do it all over again!