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Sunday, January 08, 2006

TRAVIGNE LUNCH

@ Tra Vigne
Attendees: Tom, Eileen, & about a dozen B.S., Inc. clients

Wines:
2004 Kongsgaard Viogner
2003 Peter Michael Belle Cote
2002 Kongsgaard Syrah
2000 Joseph Phelps "Insignia"

Appetizer:
Black truffle pizza

Antipasta:
Insalata Caesar

Secondo -- choice of
Costata Di Bue: smoked and braised beef short ribs on hand milled polenta with natural jus
or
Pollo -- herb baby chicken on house pappardelle

Dolce
Formaggi: local and Italian cheeses

Saturday, January 07, 2006

CHECKING OUT REDD'S

Chef: Richard Reddington
@ Redd, Yountville, CA
Attendees: Tom, Eileen, & Fred


Wines:
From Galatea's Cellar:
1993 Chambertin Domaine Armand Rousseau
1996 Screaming Eagle
1985 Conterno Monfortino
1988 Ch. d 'yQuem

From Redd's Cellar:
Gosset sparkling wine
2003 Roque Pie St. Loup syrah
2004 Chave Crozes Hermitage Merssault

Openers:
Caramelized divers scallops, cauliflower puree, almonds, balsamic reduction

Glazed pork belly, fennel puree, burdock, soy caramel

Marinated yellowfin tuna, beets, radish, lemon oil

Mains:
Veal loin, winter squash, wild mushrooms, sweetbreads, molasses glaze

Prime new York beef, creamy spinach, fingerling potatoes, short rib jus

Stuffed squab with bacon, foie gras, over soft polenta with black truffle sauce

Closers:
Cheese Course:
Acapella-Andante Dairy, Santa Rosa, goat

Abbey-Up A Creek, Vermont, sheep

Langino-Andente Dairy, Santa Rosa, cow

Bayley Hazen Blue-Jasper Hill, Vermont, cow

Manchego

Friday, January 06, 2006

DINNER FOR FRED

Chef: Heather
@ Galatea
Attendees: Tom, Eileen, Fred, Achilles, Gabriela, Artemis & Scarlet


Wines:
1992 Araujo Eisele Vineyard Cabernet
1970 Vega-Sicilia "Unico"
1994 Penfolds Grange Shiraz
1993 Ravenswood Dickerson zinfandel

Opener:
Caramelized Maui Onion, Cherry Tomato and Goat Cheese Tartlets served over a bed of Frisee and Baby Watercress Tossed in a Balsamic Vinaigrette

Main:
Pan Roasted Duck Breast served with a Pinot Noir Cranberry Reduction Sauce served over Sweet Potato Puree and a Julienne of Sauteed Zucchini, Yellow Squash and Carrots

Closer:
Petite Basque cheese
Mallomars
Coconut Banana Creme Cake

Sunday, January 01, 2006

NEW YEAR'S DAY DINNER

Chef: Heather
@ Galatea
Attendees: Tom, Eileen, Achilles, Gabriela, Artemis & Scarlet


Wine: 1990 Tarrabianca Campaccio

Opener:
Tomato Soup topped with Herbed Goat Cheese Rounds

Main:
Roasted Chicken with Sauteed Spinach and Spaghetti Squash

Closer:
Chocolate cake