Family 21st Birthday Celebration

Photo by Kate Headley

Last night I was honored to host of a multi-generational 21st birthday celebration here at 1508.  Fabulous guests and spirited conversation seemed to pair well with bountiful early summer ingredients and wonderful wines picked by Tom.

Friday the 13th of May, 2011


Pork Tongue with Kimchi and Corncake

Softshell Crab with Lemon and Curly Parsley

Quail Egg with Sorrel

Fennel with Caper, New Olives and Golden Raisin

Ramp Broth with Shiitake Mushroom

Chicken Liver with Lemon, Garlic and Dry Cured Pork

Lemon Verbena Vodka Martini

Chateau de Eperonniere, Rose de Loire 2009


Bresaola with Girasol, French Breakfast Radish, Grainy Mustard, Mustard Sprouts and Asparagus- 48 hour farm bread

(Grosjean Freres) Torette Valle d'Aoste 2007

Butter Lettuce with Fava Bean, Leeks, Morel, Fiddlehead FernsLeeks Greens- herb foccacia

(Gerard Boulay) Sancerre, "Clos de Beaujeu" 2008

Quail, Duck and Chicken Fricasse with Peas, Carrots Potatoes and Chard- oatmeal bun

(Chateau de Vaux) Pinot Noir, "Les Hautes Bassieres" 2009

Oma Cheese

Banana Rhubarb Crumble with Frozen Strawberry Fermented Grains and Caramel Sauce

(Tissot) Cremant du Jura Brut NV

Bites: Mini Chocolate Cake with Fresh Mint Glaze, Chocolate and Vanilla Shortbreads

Take Away: Coconut Macaroons and Warm Sesame Bread