Last week, fan_boy
took me out to Millennium
, my very favorite restaurant, for my last meal (as 'twere). It was so marvelous, I'd be happy even if I could never chew again. We ordered from their four-course May Market Summer's Early prix fixe
menu, and went with the optional wine pairings as well.
The first course was a Grilled Porcini Salad with shavel fennel, frisee, fava beans, spring onion, and a sherry-walnut vinaigrette. On top was grilled bruschetta with truffled onion butter. The salad was paired with a nice Pinot Gris. The second course was Sage Gnocchi with seared morel mushrooms, gigante beans, and carmelized onion-brandy cream, paired with a French Sauvignon Blanc/Semillon. I enjoyed both wines, a rarity as I often prefer reds.
For the third course, we had two options, so the Boy chose one and I ordered the other. He had Spring Garlic Kim Chee Griddle Cake with shitake mushrooms, snap peas, turnips and bok choy, Korean Kochujand sauce, and anise-glazed tofu. On the side was a Lapsang Souchong sweet soy, sprout and Asian aromatic salad, and it was paired with a very robust Sangiovese. I had the Ron de Nice Napoleon, a corn, zucchini, fennel and sun-dried tomato hash with layers of cornmeal-encrusted summer squash and grilled portobello mushroom, accompanied by very thinly-sliced cucumber garlic pickle, all drizzled with gold habanero coconut cream and smoked paprika oil. My Merlot was perfect.
Dessert was Carmelized Aprium Upside Down Ginger Cake with coconut vanilla bean anglaise and blackberry ice cream. A Muscat de Rivesaltes rounded things out nicely. Throughout the meal, we chatted with savorie
, who by very happy coincidence were seated at the adjacent table. In between making oh-my-this-tastes-amazing noises, of course.