manresa iron chef dinner?
did anyone go last month? They're doing in again in June and I'd love to hear opinions.
An acquaintance went and emailed the following..
Everything was excellent. Each dish had at least one distinctive cabbage component - usually subtly flavored in a way that made it much more interesting than "just cabbage" - plus David's usual inventive combination of protein and other flavors. Choosing wine to bring seemed impossible, so I had the pairing, which was mostly quite good, and in one case inspired: the Cabbage Patch (the only dish that was mostly cabbage) with 00 Marcel Deiss Gewurtz St-Hippolyte - very unctuous and a little sweet, which was a perfect counterpoint to the cabbage.
There's been enough interest that they added two more dates. Unless you really hate cabbage, or feel that a meal without foie gras just isn't worth eating, I don't think you'd be disappointed.
Hubby & I went last Sunday (24th) for our anniv. We were really impressed similar to previous experiences here and I agree it was more than "just cabbage". I don't have time to do a full review, but would wholeheartedly recommend it. And I recommend watching the episode right b4 the meal so you don't have to worry about paying attention while it's described, you can just absorb the scent & sight of it (and set up your camera shot) before digging in.
Haven't had time to make captions, but my photos are here: