First course on the prix-fixe last night was this polenta, made with fresh mint, roasted garlic and pine nuts on a tomato bed.
This was followed by meatloaf, always a favorite. Dessert was chocolate cake with chocolate sauce. Altogether a pretty homey meal, with enough "Kevin" touches to bring it up to BT speed.
I have to include this picture of a St. Brigid's Farm beef special we did on Saturday night - the filet, wrapped with bacon and topped with fried oysters. Talk about "surf and turf"! It looked fabulous.
Last night was also a special menu for the the Donaghys - hope I've got that spelled right! - who came in for a celebratory dinner arranged by his parents. Their menu was a total surprise to them - a Chef's Menu For Two. After they got seated and were armed with a little wine, the parade of plates began:
First, a little "crab toast", with capers.
Then, an "Angel on Horseback" - the fried oyster on pork belly.
Next up, some of that polenta with a shrimp on top.
A meat course follows - duck confit on bibb lettuce
with sesame orange vinaigrette.
For the fish, they are served a piece of cod with a rice cake, some spinach and a vinaigrette of spiced citrus.
For the final course they were served the rest of the duck - the breast - cooked nice and rare. They seemed to enjoy the array of plates, and even managed to eat the dessert of brownies with ice cream and sauce.
These Chef's Dinners are a lot of fun, for both the kitchen and the diners. Last night was a great night to do it too, because the dining room was not that busy, meaning Kevin could give it a lot of focus. It makes a special night even that more special, especially for adventuresome eaters!