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Picholine - wild game tasting menu

rrems Dec 1, 2007 07:44 AM

My partner and I went to Picholine last night. They have wild Scottish game birds at this time of year and I was looking forward to having one as a main course. I had not looked at the website so I was unaware they have a game tasting also. We decided to go with the tasting and it was superb. After an assortment of 4 amuses, the 6-course menu included a game pate with jerusalem artichoke mousse and game gelee served with truffle-flavored toasts, partridge with turnips and foie gras sabayon, wood pigeon pot-au-feu, venison with a spiced bread pudding and port wine sauce, cheese selection, and passion fruit cannoli. The cannoli were thin shells with a very light filling served in a fruit puree with chopped tropical fruits and tapioca. Due to a couple of (very minor) lapses in service, we were given an additonal dessert of 3 sorbets served on a tuile cookie, and a glass of moscato. The management really goes out of the way to make sure you are pleased with the experience. The regular menu is excellent too, but for those who appreciate game this is not to be missed.


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  1. Wilfrid RE: rrems Dec 1, 2007 08:20 AM

    I only see the regular tasting menu on the web-site. Am I missing something?

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      tupac17616 RE: Wilfrid Dec 1, 2007 10:30 AM

      Wilfred, just click tasting menu and scroll down. It's on the 2nd page of that .pdf


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        Wilfrid RE: tupac17616 Dec 1, 2007 02:14 PM

        Thanks. Didn't find page 2 at first.

    2. MBShapiro RE: rrems Dec 2, 2007 06:00 AM

      That sounds/looks awesome. Do they have a bar and can you eat at it?

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        rrems RE: MBShapiro Dec 2, 2007 06:46 AM

        They do have a bar and I know you can order small plates there, but I don't know if you can have a full dinner. Give them a call. Wouldn't it be more comfortable in the dining room anyway?

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