We were seated at Table 21, which is a 21 course menu (yes, I said 21 courses). We also had a wine pairing, so for every 3-4 courses, they would bring out a different wine to try, getting progressively heavier as the courses got heavier. The food was spectacular. AMAZING. Incredible. The courses are small, and there is a break between each course, so it's not as difficult as it sounds to eat 21 courses. The entire experience took about 4 hours, and I was so exhausted at the end! Who knew eating could be so tiring!
I am no photographer, but I tried to remember to take a photo of each course, so I thought I would share it here. I forgot to take photos of a couple of courses, though, so sorry about that!
|The view from my seat - you are seated in the kitchen for Table 21 (Bryan Voltaggio|
was not there that night, so you won't see him in the photos)
|We're ready to celebrate!|
|Course 1: Chips and dip, lobster and greek yogurt|
|Course 2: celriac foie gras, apple, citrus|
|Course 3: mock oyster salsify, oyster leaf, malt vinegar (this was my least favorite|
of the night)
|Course 5: (photo forgotten until I'd finished!) jonah crab, cucumber, green mango, coriander|
This was one of my favorites!!
|Course 6: strawberry caprese, mozzarella, flowers|
This was another favorite, I would say top 3.
|Course 7: ravioli garlic scapes, maitake mushrooms, marcona almond|
Another favorite. Top 3 as well.
|Course 8: halibut, asparagus, hen yolk, caper|
|Watching the chefs prepare the next course|
|This guy would announce each course after it was put in front of us|
|Course 9: bass, jerusalem artichoke, maron carrot, sunchoke|
|Course 10: soft shell crab, daikon, jalapeno, greens|
This one was a favorite!
|Course 11: maitake steel cut oats, fresh yeast, sea greens|
|Course 12: sweetbread (a first for me), sunchoke, bacon, kale|
What are sweetbreads? I thought they were tasty, but
would probably not order again.
|Course 13: salsify hazlenut, country ham, quince (I was part way through|
this one before I remembered the photo)
|Course 15: pork belly, cannellini beans, arugula, mustard|
Yum, this one was so good!!
|Course 16: lamb, cauliflower, chick pea, golden raisin|
|Course 17: beef, kennebeck potato, rutabega, english pea|
|Course 18: banana, black sesame, coconut, pineapple|
|Course 19: parsnip, walnut, cream cheese, apple|
Really tasty, also a favorite!
|Course 20: chcolate, marshmallow, caramel, peanut|
This one was also a favorite!
|Course 21: macaron, marshmallow candy, raspberry candy, chcolate truffles|
Would I do it again? No, because it's too ridiculously expensive, but if someone else was paying for it? Yes, absolutely, in a heartbeat. I hope to someday go back to VOLT so that I can try some of my favorites in a significantly less expensive Prix Fixe menu (fewer courses, bigger servings).
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