Les Amis d'Escoffier

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Edmond Lafayette & Christian Rassinoux

Friday 25 April 2003
Ritz-Carlton Laguna Niguel, CA

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Menu & Wine List

 

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Cover Page

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Lead Page

 

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The Rules

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Menu & Wine List

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History

 

 

La Réception

~ Bonbon de foie gras de canard
[Bonbon of duck foie gras]
~ Tarte tiede au Oursin
[Tart of sea urchin roe]
~ Drumette de Grenouille, sauce persil
[Frog leg with parsley sauce]
~ Caviar Osciètre
[Osetra Caviar]

with
1990 Dom Perignon, Champagne

 

 

Le Dîner

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Tartare de Langouste local,
Potreau tiede et sa vinaigrette truffé
[Lobster tartare with caviar, white asparagus & leeks vinaigrette]
with

2001 Archery Summit, "Vireton" Oregon

 

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Crème de Choux-fleur et moule de bouchot,
sa quenelle sur Melba
[Cream of cauliflower with quenelle of mussels on Melba toast]

 

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Saint Jacque épicé, sur une Parisienne
de petit pois et beurre salé
[Spiced scallop on Parisian peas with seasoned butter and nasturtium]
with

1998 Trimbach, "Clos St. Hune" Riesling

 

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Fraicheur, tomate et estragon
[Tomato and tarragon sorbet]

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Loup de Mer farci en Feuilleté "Paul Bocuse"
[Striped sea bass stuffed in layered puff pastry "Paul Bocuse"]
with
2000 Chassagne-Montrachet, "Chaumées" Niellon

 

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Cailles truffé en paupiette,
figue rotie et fricassée de chanterrelle
[Quail and truffles with roasted fig and fricassee of chanterrelles]
with

2000 Volnay, "Clos des Ducs" Marques D'Angerville

 

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Filet de Kobe poilé, pomme ciboulette,
haricot vert fin
[Filet of Kobe beef, apple chive sauce, green beans]
with

2000 Casa Lapostelle, Clos Apalta Chile

 

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Gateau de St. Andre truffé et sa petite salade
[Truffle cake St. Andre and small salad]
with

2000 Cakebread, Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa

 

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Clafouti aux Amandes, Carpacio de Pêche,
Sirop Safrané et Sorbet fromage blanc
[Clafouti with almonds, carpacio of peach, saffroned syrup and sorbet of soft white (cottage) cheese]
with
2000 Condrieu, "Vendange Supreme" Gerin

 

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Petit Fours

with

Grand Marnier Cent cinquantenaire
1966 Armagnac Janneau
1970 Armagnac Janneau
1983 Armagnac Janneau


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There is eating, there is dining and then there are events like this one.
Thank you Christian, for an extraordinary culinary event!


Any comments or problems

Please email me:

A. David Chan

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