Veritas February 7, 2008

In vino veritas – there is truth in wine

Last night I went with a good friend to Veritas – the New York city restaurant created around a wine cellar of more than 200,000 bottles. With that many bottles, you better find some truth. We had the five course tasting menu. After consulting the wine menu – an encyclopaedia really- we selected a Chambolle Musigny 2005 from the legendary Burgundy producer Joseph Drouhin. I thought it was fantastic and my friend, who tends to drink California cabernet and Italian Barolo agreed. We started the meal with an amuse-bouche of tuna tartare with avocado. The five courses included
Duo of Escargot – croquette, mushroom fricasée, watercress”;
“Wild Game Bolognese – butternut squash, chestnuts, house-made cavatelli”;
“Crispy skatewing (sorry no details);
“Red Wine Braised Short-Ribs root vegetables, pommes aligot, sauce bordelaise”
and finally for desert we had
“Chocolate Caramel Torte- candied pecans, vanilla bourbon ice cream” and
“Coconut Lemon Meringue- almond sable, chocolate sorbet”.

Besides a very salty fish course, we both enjoyed the meal a lot. And that’s the truth.

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