Picholine - wild game tasting menu
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.