In July, the team from Absinthe Brasserie & Bar spent a week in New York, including serving up dinner at the acclaimed James Beard House. Executive Chef Adam Keough then spent the following week in France. And both have offered a bit of inspiration.
So beginning on Wednesday, September 5, Absinthe will be offering a three-course prix-fixe meal featuring some of his favorite dishes from the James Beard dinner. The cost is $65 per person with wine pairings available for an additional $36. A look at the menu below:
Bigeye Tuna Tartare
Niçoise olives, farm egg, haricots verts
François Chidaine, Brut, Montlouis-sur-Loire, Loire Valley, France n.v.
Spring Lamb Crusted with Black Garlic & Panko
cappelletti pasta, carrots, crispy artichoke, lamb jus
Paolo Bea, Umbria Rosso ‘San Valentino,’ Umbria, Italy, sagrantino blend 2007
Tri-Star Strawberry Pavlova
anise-hyssop, cocoa curd
Wenzel, ‘Noble Selection,’ Austria, gelber muskateller 2006
All the dishes will be offered a la carte as well and Absinthe’s regular menu will also be available. The special will be offered through Saturday, September 8.
From Wednesday, September 12 through Saturday, September 15, Keough will be offering a three-course prix-fixe meal inspired by his stage at Les Prés d’Eugénie and his travels in France. The cost is $55 per person, wine pairings for an additional $30.
Capellini Pasta with Buttery Dungeness Crab
periwinkles, broccoli di cicco, Meyer-lemon-truffle bouillon
Jean Gardies, Côtes Catalanes, France, muscat 2010
Slow-Roasted Suckling Pig
Castellana stuffing, potato purée, natural jus
Très Cantous, Gaillac, France, braucol 2011
Traditional Gateau Basque
layered almond cake, cherry preserves
Lapeyre, Magendia, Jurançon, France, petite manseng 2009
For reservations, call Absinthe at (415) 551-1590. Absinthe is located at 398 Hayes Street.
Photo Credit: F. Martin Ramin, Beard Foundation