In vino veritas - there is truth in wine
Last night I went with a good friend to Veritas – the New York city restaurant created around a wine cellar of more than 200,000 bottles. With that many bottles, you better find some truth. We had the five course tasting menu. After consulting the wine menu – an encyclopaedia really- we selected a Chambolle Musigny 2005 from the legendary Burgundy producer Joseph Drouhin. I thought it was fantastic and my friend, who tends to drink California cabernet and Italian Barolo agreed. We started the meal with an amuse-bouche of tuna tartare with avocado. The five courses included
“Duo of Escargot - croquette, mushroom fricasée, watercress”;
“Wild Game Bolognese - butternut squash, chestnuts, house-made cavatelli”;
“Crispy skatewing (sorry no details);
“Red Wine Braised Short-Ribs root vegetables, pommes aligot, sauce bordelaise”
and finally for desert we had
“Chocolate Caramel Torte- candied pecans, vanilla bourbon ice cream” and
“Coconut Lemon Meringue- almond sable, chocolate sorbet”.
Besides a very salty fish course, we both enjoyed the meal a lot. And that’s the truth.