Saturday, April 18, 2009

the slanted door bday menu

this was the menu from the bday dinner at slanted door on the 12th. everything was served family style. my favorite tastes of the evening were the Becker Lane pork belly, the duck confit salad, and the catfish....

Starters
* Prather Ranch beef carpaccio with roasted peanuts, rau ram and fresh lime juice
* Spicy Tuna Tartar with sesame rice crackers
* Vegetarian spring rolls with tofu, shiitakes, cabbage, mint and peanut sauce
* Crispy imperial rolls with shrimp, pork, glass noodles and peanuts
* Wood oven roasted Becker Lane tea smoked pork belly with roasted organic grapes

Salads
* Five-spiced duck confit with organic baby frisée, blood orange, and sherry-shallot vinaigrette
* Green papaya with tofu, rau ram and roasted peanuts

Meat/Seafood
* Caramelized tiger prawns with garlic, onions and chili sauce
* Caramelized catfish claypot with cilantro, ginger and thai chilies
* Niman Ranch shaking beef cubed filet mignon, watercress, red onions and lime dipping sauce

Vegetables
* Hodo Soy Beanery organic lemongrass tofu with fresh shiitake mushrooms, onions and chili sauce
* Mariquita Farm fava shoots with toasted garlic and caramelized shallots

Other Savory
* Vegetarian glass noodles with tofu skin, fresh black trumpet mushrooms, and oyster mushrooms
* Jasmine rice

Desserts
* Salted Caramel Ice Cream
* Beignets
* Blood Orange Sorbet

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