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Mile High Milk Shakes

Our goal at the club is always to create valuable memories for our membership.  Our “Mile High Milk Shake” is our latest endeavor to create an item that is unique to their club experience with us, is delicious, and begs to be shared on social media.  We were initially inspired by the “over the top” milk shakes which are prepared at Black Tap in New … Continue reading Mile High Milk Shakes

Egg Yolk Ravioli, Braised Pork Belly, Early Harvest Vegetables, Butternut Squash Puree

This dish was prepared for a wine dinner earlier this week, and was served with a 2012 Broken Road Chardonnay. The ravioli was prepared by rolling pasta out thinly and placing a dollop of Boursin cheese, then making an indention for a raw egg yolk.  The pasta is then brushed with egg wash before another another sheet of pasta is placed on top; the dull … Continue reading Egg Yolk Ravioli, Braised Pork Belly, Early Harvest Vegetables, Butternut Squash Puree

Watermelon Gazpacho with Crab and Cucumber

The latest menu in the dining room featured this appetizer, which was previously very successful as an evening special.  It features watermelon gazpacho, which is poured table side, over a garnish of compressed watermelon, cucumber, snipped chives, edible flowers, jumbo lump crab meat and sliced cucumber.   Gazpacho is a very old Spanish preparation, dating back to the days of the Roman empire.  Traditionally, it … Continue reading Watermelon Gazpacho with Crab and Cucumber

Sous Vide Scallops, Truffled Cauliflower Puree, Purple Cauliflower, Creamer Potatoes

  This dish was served at a Chef’s Table in the kitchen this week, and was paired with a 2005 Peter Michael L’Apres-Midi Sauvignon Blanc.  The tasting notes on this highly-rated wine include notes of citrus and lychee, with a clean and crisp finish.  The flavors of this dish were meant to be muted, earthy and mildly sweet, to pair with the dry nature of … Continue reading Sous Vide Scallops, Truffled Cauliflower Puree, Purple Cauliflower, Creamer Potatoes

Tuna Crudo with Hummus, Baby Greens, Lemon-Thyme Vinaigrette

  Recently a guest requested “Tuna Crudo” as part of their multi-course tasting menu.  The use of the term “Crudo” versus “Carpaccio” or “Sashimi” made me curious as to whether there was a fundamental difference between the preparations. Crudo, which means “raw” in Italian, can encompass minced, diced, or sliced proteins.  Carpaccio, which means “skin”, generally means that items have been sliced to the thinness … Continue reading Tuna Crudo with Hummus, Baby Greens, Lemon-Thyme Vinaigrette

Roasted Beets, Candied Ginger Chèvre, Salted Almonds, Baby Greens with Lemon-Thyme Vinaigrette

Summer is finally here and with it come the light, fresh flavors of the season.  This salad was served during a seven course dinner and was paired with a chardonnay. Beets are one of my favorite ingredients to work with and they are one of the most useful vegetables in existence.  Beets (as they are commonly referred to, although they are the taproot of the … Continue reading Roasted Beets, Candied Ginger Chèvre, Salted Almonds, Baby Greens with Lemon-Thyme Vinaigrette

Espresso and Cacao Nib Crusted Venison Loin, Puree of Butternut Squash, Early Spring Vegetables

Venison, or deer meat, has enjoyed a rise in popularity lately as the cost of beef rises and a growing demographic of health-conscious consumers seek out lower-fat options.  Venison has a deep, rich flavor which can be similar to beef, though it can sometimes have a “gamey” note and even more tender cuts can be tough comparable to beef or pork.  Both of these characteristics … Continue reading Espresso and Cacao Nib Crusted Venison Loin, Puree of Butternut Squash, Early Spring Vegetables