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Jan 1, 2012 12:49 PM

New Year's Eve at Prospect Street Cafe - A Report [Bellingham, Wa]

For New Years Eve we enjoyed a culinary adventure lasting over four hours at the Prospect Street Cafe in Bellingham. I've never been anything less than impressed with the food there, but last night's menu gives you an idea of the creative variety that comes out of the kitchen:

Seared Scallop with crisp fried lotus root, pesto puree, and grapefruit, accompanied by sparkling wine.

First Course
Kumamoto oysters, Buddha’s hand beet vodka mignonette, fresh horseradish.
Wine: St Vincent Muscadet Sevre et Maine '10.

Second Course
Kombo cured gravlax, on Yukon Gold blini, with Crème fraîche, chives and capers.
Norcal caviar and Crème fraîche on Yukon Gold blini.
Wine: Regis Minet Vieilles Vignes Pouilly Fume '09.

Third Course
Lapsang tea crusted Ahi tuna, sugar snap pea and radish salad, pistachio dashi puree, orange soy glaze, tobiko, wasabi powder.
Wine: Buty Conner Lee Chardonnay '10.

Fourth Course
Apple and daikon carpaccio, arugula, toasted hazelnuts, shaved fresh Oregon white truffles, Meyer lemon vinaigrette.
Wine: Philippe Balivet Bugey-Cerdon Methode Ancerstrale NV.

Fifth course
Roasted pork belly, smoked Beluga lentils, quail egg, fennel, bacon beurre blanc.
Wine: Dominique Piron Morgon Côtes du Py, '08

Sixth Course
Roasted duck breast on duck confit, pan seared foie gras on corn cakes, Brussels sprouts sautéed in foie drippings, huckleberry jam.
Wine: Domaine Mas de Boislauzon Châteauneuf-du-Pape '09.

Seventh Course
Colorado Lamb Chop, goat cheese pakora, sautéed chanterelles, spinach curry, mint chutney, red wine cinnamon jus.
Wine: Podere Ruggeri Corsini Barolo '07.

Eighth Course
Sea salt caramel, orange confit, hazelnut tuile, eggnog ice cream.

Too dark for decent non-flash photos, so just use your imagination to see the artistic plating.

It's wonderful to have one special occasion restaurant here in our subdued little city.

Prospect Street Cafe
114 Prospect St, Bellingham, WA 98225

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  1. Oh my! Just saw the link from the WFD thread, and this reads absolutely heavenly! Glad you had such a wonderful time, L.Night!

    1. What was the price of this adventure?

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        1. re: puzzler

          It was $100 per person, wine was extra. Which I felt was perfectly reasonable for a special occasion. Especially considering the fact that we essentially ate three main courses and many additional plates! Even stretched out over hours, it was a lot of food. But every dish so interesting that there was no thought of declaring satiation.

        2. why aren't your beautiful pics here?

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          1. re: mariacarmen

            Ha, thanks maria! The restaurant was so dark, and the photos were so underexposed. They were OK to show friends, but I didn't think they would make the meal look as god as it was!

            1. re: L.Nightshade

              i thought they were great, even if a tad dark...

              1. re: mariacarmen

                OK, here are a few:
                Blini with gravlax and caviar
                Tea crusted ahi tuna
                Roated duck breast with confit and foie gras on corn cakes, and
                Lamb chops with pakora and curried spinach

                1. re: L.Nightshade

                  WANT the duck and lamb chops! Oh my!