Sunday, January 23, 2011

Maximus & A Birthday Meal

My brother-in-law had a 60th Birthday and he and his wife wanted to treat us to dinner. They asked where we would like to go...and with the memory of our fine evening in the Ambiente still vivid...we chose to go again. By coincidence the restaurant is celebrating it's 3rd Birthday...and were offering a special menu. Owner Ricardo Re was, as always, charming and attentive and had an old colleague back on the team.

Amuse Bouche

Degustazione di Salmone con Zafferano dell’Aquila e Caviale
- Spielart vom Label-Rouge Lachs mit Navelli-Safransauce und Imperial Kaviar

Crespelle con Spinaci e Tartufo Crêpes - Cannelloni gefüllt mit Spinat und Ricotta vom Milchschaf auf Fonduta-Käse und gehobelte schwarze Trüffel

Merluzzo del Nord Atlantico con Radici nere
- Gegrilltes Skrei-Kabeljaufilet mit Schnittlauch-Kartoffelpüree und Schwarzwurzeln à la creme
Guancette di Vitello con gratin di Patate e Fagiolini - In Rotwein geschmorte Kalbsbäckchen mit gratinierten Kartoffeln und Keniabohnen

Only one wine drinker in the quartett...who is that?...answers please on a postcard
I took along the first of three bottles purchased from the property.
Joachim Hollerith
Maikammer Heiligenberg
Maximus Pinot Noir 2007

Pfalz, Germany

Instant messing around sticking your nose deep into the glass...the bouquet came out to gree
t you. Classy smokiness with smells of cherries & forest berries. The fruit just so perfect... and rolled over the tongue. Just a touch earthy...and with a length and elegance that made a very good buy here. Ricardo managed to get a small glass of it...the rest disappeared easily over the evening. Chameleon character as it went with the first four courses as if they had been made for it. Bravo Family Hollerith!
Points 17.75

Pré-Dessert Sorbet „Ambiente Italiano“

Crema Catalana con
Latte di Capra e Ananas - Crema Catalana von Ziegenmilch mit Ananas-Ragout
Golosità Feine Patisserie zum Kaffee

The 'Birthday Boy' enjoyed it as well.

1 comment:

alex said...

my nicest 60-th birthday of my life