Sunday, August 06, 2006

C1

Have you ever shed tears at a meal? Over the food? Then you may be able to comprehend the experience we had at C.
We arrived and were promptly escorted to a table, seated and napkined. They took our drink order; a sake martini.

Oh... I should have known from the first sip of this martini. It was smooth with a slight saltiness and a pickled ginger finish. We didn't even bother looking at the menu; we knew we wanted the chef's tasting menu with wine pairing. Before we could even order, a waitress arrived at our table with a small palate of soft butter and fleur de sel and a basket of house breads. There were three to choose from and I opted for the signature scone; nori and toasted sesame.

I let it slip that we were celebrating our anniversary and the first course wine pairing came with an extra two ounces of champagne. The first course was a chilled fresh pea soup with cured trout; the description seems so mundane in comparison to the exctasy we experienced with every bite. The champagne pairing was spot on too.

Next up was a sablefish terrine and new potato salad. The pairing was a graf riesling. The sablefish was a smokey flavour which brought out the soft buttery undertones of the riesling. The potato salad was four slices of new potato perfectly cooked with a grainy mustard vinaigrette.

To be continued................ Part 2

4 comments:

Catesa said...

fantastic! cant wait to read the rest :D

Catesa said...

oh! and congrats on 6 years!! :)

wheresmymind said...

great lighting in your final picture!

D said...

Oh I cannot wait to read the rest. Thank you for taking pictures..I never think of doing that because my camera is so large. I'm going to have to get a small one to carry just for occassions like this.
Your descriptions are wonderful to read :)

Dfen911