Many thanks to John for another wonderful dinner at wd-50. This past weekend, we had the tasting menu, as we did the first time around in January. There were many overlaps on tasting menu, but the kitchen was more than kind enough to accommodate and replace the dishes we already had with something new. We opted to keep two of our favourites from January’s visit: the Foie Gras with Lilikoi, and the Squab and Butternut Noodles.
The one dish I did not enjoy much was the Snails, Red Lentils, Juniper, Orange. Love snails, love lentils, and juniper, and orange. But lentils cooked in orange juice? I’ll pass on that.
As far as dessert went, we mixed it up and added a few more for variety. The definite highlight was the Soft Chocolate, Peppermint Ice Cream, Black Cardamom, Toffee…though the pre-dessert of Vanilla Ice Cream, Balsamic, Raspberry was just as splendid. One thing I couldn’t help noticing: they’ve cut down on the mignardises! In January we had the Cocoa Packets along with Pear-Pistachio Cake, and Chocolate and Milk Ice Cream. This time there was no Pear-Pistachio Cake.
Oyster Pan Roast
Corned Duck, Rye Crisp, Purple Mustard, Horseradish Cream
Aerated Foie, Pickled Beet, Tamarillo-Molasses, Brioche
Foie Gras, Lilikoi, Chinese Celery. Lilikoi here.
Cold Fried Chicken, Buttermilk-Ricotta, Tabasco, Caviar
Snails, Red Lentils, Juniper, Orange
Pork Loin, Charred Leeks, Caraway Mashed, Coconut-Mustard. Another View.
Squab, Butternut Noodles, Cream Soda, Carob. January’s plating here.
Vanilla Ice Cream, Balsamic, Raspberry
Soft Chocolate, Peppermint Ice Cream, Black Cardamom, Toffee. Compare with this take of Milk Chocolate Cream, Devils Food, Banana, and Coffee in January.
Cheesecake, Pineapple, Raisin, Saffron, Lime
Caramelized Brioche, Apricot, Buttercream, Lemon Thyme. Compare to to the version we had January with Caramelized Brioche, Gala Apples, Sage, and Brown Butter Sorbet.
Cornbread Pudding, Lemongrass, Prune
Cocoa Packets, Milk Ice Cream
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