On Monday, November 24 (otherwise known as the last day of pre-holiday sanity) our good friends at Twisted Oak are teaming up with the culinary wizards at Bistro 45 for a Twisted Oak dinner. The event begins at 6:00pm and goes until 10:00pm, and the cost is $95 for five impeccably prepared courses with delicious wine accompaniments.
Bistro 45 is located at 45 Mentor Avenue in beautiful downtown Pasadena. Reservations are required, so please call 626.795.2478 to reserve your place.
There's nothing remotely turkey-ish about the menu, which I include here for salivation purposes. Unfortunately, I'll be in Sonoma (why am I always in the wrong place when Twisted Oak comes to town??) but if I were in LA, nothing would keep me away from this evening of great food and great wine. They're even pouring The Spaniard!
Viognier, Twisted Oak, Calaveras County 2007
Light Smoked Albacore Tarate
Miso dressing, pickled organic vegetables and Belgian endive
White Meritage, Twisted Oak “Ruben’s Blend”, Sierra Foothills 2007
Roasted Wild Calamari
Snow crab farci, tomato consommé, angel hair pasta and mizuna
Petite Sirah, Twisted Oak, Calaveras County 2005
Slow Roasted All Natural Veal
Maui onion confit, exotic mushroom risotto, arugula and aged Balsamic
Meritage, Twisted Oak “The Spaniard”, Calaveras County 2006
Cabernet Sauvignon, Silver Oak, Alexander Valley 2004
Roasted Barbary Duck Breast
Ragout of root vegetables, honey and currant reduction
Winter Pear and Mascarpone Marjolaine...
Chefs Damon Brady, Bryan Williams, Keiji Mizukami and Felix Noyola