Posted 12 June 2012 - 06:01 PM
Also, the olive oil and tea gifted (Cha Gorreana) are very good.
Posted 12 June 2012 - 07:01 PM
Posted 12 June 2012 - 08:27 PM
I hope Dave'll invite me back.
Posted 12 June 2012 - 10:35 PM
Here are some pictures from annie.
Remember we are doing this again on monday august 6th so the reservation book is open i believe.
Posted 13 June 2012 - 04:21 PM
my quail was pretty indecent too (once the mind sets on the track...)
i so thought more people would catch that humor. Maybe the world just isnt as sexually minded with food as yours truly! LOL The portuguese love the sex humor.
very fun event, some very good food, beautifully plated, liked the wines too. and great to see everyone.
Dave, the photos are terrific. love that laptop showing the game
Everything is always OK in the end. If it's not OK, then it's not the end.
Posted 11 August 2012 - 11:58 PM
--Lobster and sake, melon, pickled cucumber, shiso. Lots of fresh flavors. The sake element was a foam/cream.
--Fresh corn polenta, poached egg, bourbon foam, summer truffle. The dish was covered in shaved truffles. This was my favorite dish of the night--all of the elements blended so well
--Seared foie gras, coconut curd, rum crumble. The foie gras was simply seared, and surprisingly the coconut went well with it.
--Surf and Turf: veal short ribs, rock shrimp, baby vegetables, brandy cream
--Molten chocolate cake, port sorbet and vanilla ice cream swirl
Dave is a gracious host and the company was good too. I felt satisfied without being super full, a good thing considering we didn't finish until about 11:30. My only complaint is it got very loud after a while and I had to shout to make myself heard.
While I can't afford to make this a regular thing, it'll be a nice splashout every so often.
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Posted 30 August 2012 - 03:37 PM
Posted 11 September 2012 - 06:43 AM
Saturday the 15th $65
Menu is all you can eat shrimp, clams, corn, potatoes, sausage, corn bread with different butters, and all you can drink PBR's. Come enjoy the view and some good food.
The next dinner is another one from our author series. This time we are hitting an alive and well writer who speaks my language. Literally! The author is someone who has published many books to date, but is probably best known for his work, The Alchemist. A man with an interesting life who is from a country I've always wanted to visit.... Brazil! So here is the menu of put together to honor Mr. Paulo Coelho.
These tickets can be obtained through Underground Eats, and the dates are Wednesday, September 12th and Thursday the 13th.
Crudo of dourade
Pickled hearts of palm, mango vin, chili oil
Charred octopus salad
Arugula, shishito peppers, oven dry tomatos, Brazil nuts
Moqueca (Brazilian fish stew)
Shrimp, crab, snapper, rice fritters, cilantro sauce
My version of the Brazilian classic
lime syrup, passion fruit sorbet
The next dinner I'm going to discuss is one that I am very excited about, not only from a food standpoint, but also from a location standpoint. This is Um Segredo's first event at our larger, new Brooklyn location. I know some of you have been waiting for this for a while now. The theme for the dinner is going to be Oktoberfest. Well, at least Oktoberfest my way. The same BYOB rules will apply here, and I imagine some of you are gonna want to beer it up for this one though...Or a nice Riesling is always good!
Friday, September 21- all open
Saturday, September 22- all open
Schnitzel (haven't quite decided if its going to be pork or veal)
Salad of pickled baby carrots, poached egg, carrot pesto
Duck sausage, foie gras, onion cream
Braised red cabbage, caraway crisps, juniper foam
Roast Pork Loin
Bacon, mustard, heirloom potato salad
Ginger Snap Ice cream
Plum compote, pretzel crumble
Lastly, I like to base my dinners on timely happenings, and this month marks the anniversary of one of the most influential explorers of all time - Ferdinand Magellan. He also happens to be from my native Portuguese heritage, so this meal allows me to incorporate my ethnic spin into a menu that also celebrates his journey. Each course is inspired by a critical destination along his route.
Magellan Circumnavigates the World Dinner - $65
Thursday, September 27 - all open
Saturday, September 29 - all open
escabeche of seppia, saffron, shishitos, charred onions
shrimp, green plantains, pickled papaya, coriander vinaigrette
empanadas de pino - beef, onion, roasted garlic potato foam
suckling pig, rice, quail egg, pickled cabbage
Portuguese cheese, tomato marmalade, pickled onions
torijos (French toast), orange curd, chocolate sauce
Hope to see everyone at the dinners.