Sunday, March 08, 2009

My Favorite Things.

I'm celebrating my 35th birthday this friday. Yes, friday the 13th.

As I was considering the best way to celebrate, I thought it would be really fun to construct a tasting menu for this saturday that was built around my favorite things. Honestly, this was a little hard since some of my favorite things aren't in season right now and can't be put on the menu. So, let's consider this My Favorite Things - March Edition. If you're familiar with the blog and the restaurant, you'll see some of the usual suspects listed(what's a birthday celebration without country ham and foie gras?). We will be charging $75 for the menu this weekend and I think once you check out the courses, you'll agree that it's worth it. Just being able to sample Trent Hendricks' cheese is worth $75 in my book.

I encourage everyone to come out and help me celebrate my long, slow slide to 40 by eating some great food at a great restaurant. As with every saturday night, if you order the tasting menu every bottle on our wine list is 50% off. Hear that DC folks? You ARE NOT going to get a deal like this anywhere in the 202, 703, 301 or any area code other than the 717. Oh yeah, how about this? Our best available room is only $150.(yes, breakfast is included) So, get out of the city, eat great food, drink a lot of great wine and then head upstairs and do what you do.

Here's the menu. See you saturday.

‘My Favorite Things’

Barbequed Pig Trotter Sandwich
Crispy fried lard chips with Black truffle dip
A demitasse of celery root soup

12 Hour Berkshire Pork Belly
Napa cabbage, glazed turnips, grain mustard sabayon

Seared Hudson Valley Foie Gras
Frisee and blood orange salad, Sorghum molasses gastrique,
Toasted Brioche

Seared Atlantic Scallop
Sheppard Mansion Country Ham pierogi,
warm caviar and meyer lemon vinaigrette

Sheppard Mansion Farms Highland Beef Rib Eye
bone marrow, baby carrots, potato cake, onion rings,
My Dad’s Horseradish Sauce

Trent Hendricks’ ‘Pub Cheddar’
Sheppard Mansion Bacon Pound Cake, hard cider glaze

Red Velvet Redux
Valrhona chocolate cake, cream cheese ice cream, toasted pecan brittle

Our Own ‘Nutter Butters’

p.s. if you're really savvy, you'll bring a package of Nutter Butters or Pop Tarts for the kitchen guys......


ostman said...

Man, that looks (sounds, tastes, etc.) amazing!

Anonymous said...

Wish we could be there for it! Sounds incredible!

Amy said...

oh. my. god. i so wish i wasn't busy this weekend. happy birthday anyway-celebrate! we hope to be back at the mansion this spring!

metalmorphing said...

Happy Belated Birthday!!
My birthday was also on March, Friday the 13th.

dr. smelly said...

Sounds good. I'll have to come up and check out the Inn next time I'm in PA.

dr. smelly said...

Nice post...I'll have to check out the Inn next time I'm in the area. My inlaws live close.
Looking forward to it.