New Year’s Eve Menu, December 31, 2012
With Chef Denny Trantham
Wines by Kevin Schwartz
Manchego & Fig Preserve Crostini with Rosemary
Domaine Alain Patriarche Bourgogne Aligote
Like a Pinot Grigio with great body. Some minerality, with fresh, lemony fruit and light elements of apple skin and hay.
Cinnamon enhanced Butternut Squash & Brie Soup Sips
Domaine Alain Patriarche Bourgogne Chardonnay La Monatine
Toast, almond, citrus and pear on the nose. Nice body and structure in
the mouth, with some minerality and lemony acidity in youth.
Scallops with Sweet Corn Risotto & Pomegranate Butter Love
Francois Servin Special Reserve AOC Chablis (Chardonnay)
Wonderful balance, with bright floral, green apple and tropical fruit
notes, backed up with crisp acidity and a nice streak of minerality.
Smoked Salmon & Gourmandaise Cheese Quiche with Scallions
Paul Jouard Chassagne-Montrachet
Floral, white peach and smoky pear aromas, bit of minerality in the center, oak is nicely integrated.
Shaved Prosciutto, with Sage Derby, Caperberries, Lusty Monk Mustard, Pickled Red Onions
Domaine Gabriel Billard Bourgogne Pinot Noir
Bright cherry fruit with crisp acidity.
Duck Confit Flatbread with Raspberry & Onion Jam
Jean-Luc Joillot Bourgogne Pinot Noir
Youthful tannins and crisp acidity underlie the bing cherry/berry fruit. Zesty and fruity.
Braised Beef Shortribs, Yukon Gold Potato Love
Paul Jouard Chassagne-Montrachet Vieilles Vignes
Quite nice. Shows good depth of color, with aromas and flavors of black
cherry, briary berry, cassis and a touch of vanilla. Good balanced
Seared Duck Breast, Caramelized Fennel, Cherry Gastrique
Domaine Tortochot Gevrey-Chambertin Premier Cru Lavaux St-Jacques
More feminine in style, with a silky texture. Deep blueberry and cassis fruit. Plush mouthfeel.
Arugula, Quail Eggs, Sunburst Trout Farms Caviar, Pecorino Cheese, White Truffle Honey
Jean-Luc Joillot Cremant de Bourgogne (“Champagne method”)
Nice pinpoint bubbles. Big creamy mousse, with bright citrus and apple fruit. Clean and refreshing.
Dark Chocolate Truffle Assortment with Strawberries
Charles Gardet Brut Tradition Champagne
Clean, crisp flavors, fresh mousse, pinpoint bubbles, some toast and hazelnut, well-structured.
The scene will be set in pure elegance high atop the Hotel Indigo Asheville Downtown!