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Pitcher Inn Tasting Menu & Wine Pairings


Published April 2, 2009 at 3:07 p.m.

Last weekend I was lucky enough to have the tasting dinner at The Pitcher Inn in Warren. The article didn't give me room to list every course, so I thought I'd do it here...

N.V. Gaston Chiquet “Brut Tradition”

Mahogany Clam with Asian slaw and Black-Bean Sauce

2002 Domaine Foreau Vouvray Moelleux
Seared Foie Gras with Parsnip Purée and Vanilla Poached Apples
Butternut Squash and Taleggio Ravioli with Greek Yogurt, Marcona Almonds and Brown Butter

2004 Domaine Ferret Pouilly-Fuisse “Les Vernays”

Bibb Lettuce Salad with Spiced Walnuts, French Feta, Walnut Vinaigrette and Fried Parsnips
Spinach Salad with Pumpkinseed Roasted Winter Squash, Bacon and Crispy Shallots

2007 Domaine du Bagnols Cassis Blanc
Wild-Striped Bass with Mahogany Clams, Oven-Dried Tomatoes, Niçoise Olives, Capers & Potatoes

2004 Chateau Pesquie, Cotes du Ventoux “Quintessence”
Pan-Seared Venison Loin with Mustard Spaetzle, Braised Cabbage and Red-Wine-Prune Sauce

Feist 10-year-old Tawny Port
Robiola, Garrotxa and Bayley-Hazen Blue

1995 Domaine du Mas Blanc, Banyuls “Rimage Mise Tardive 1995”
Bittersweet Chocolate Pot de Crème with Toasted Marshmallow and Caramel Corn
Apple-Bread Pudding with Cream-Cheese Ice Cream and Rum Raisin Anglaise
Orange-Pernod Sorbet with Gingered Oranges and Bizcochitos