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November 2018 at Bistrot La Minette

Dîner de Noël Dec 13th – 30th

Dîner de Noël

A traditional French Christmas Dinner

Dec. 13–30, 2018

Five courses, $65; with wine pairings, $100

One of my greatest memories from France was my first time spending Christmas with my in-laws. All rules go right out the window. Children stay up with the party and go to bed at 5 am. My sisters-in-law become filled with such Christmas spirit that they end up dancing on the table. And then the food… The year’s frugality with eating is temporarily forgotten. Your head can be swimming from the oysters (too many to count), foie gras (both duck and goose), escargots (the in-laws are Burgundian), the venison (shot by my father-in-law’s buddy) and the wine (bottles of such stature that they are drunk but once a year). For a half-Jewish Philly kid, it was truly a sight to see. At Bistrot La Minette we work hard to capture that feeling of excessiveness in our annual Christmas menu.

—Chef Peter WOOLSEY

 

Huître

Oyster, chives, crème fraîche, caviar

Domaine Martinolles Blanquette de Limoux NV Mauzac/Chardonnay, Languedoc

 

Velouté de Châtaignes et Cèpes

Chestnut soup, porcini crème fraîche, foie gras croutons, parsley oil

Mas Carlot “Cuveè Tradition” Costières de Nîmes Roussane/Marsanne, Rhône

 

Escargots en Cassolette

Burgundy snails, garlic, white wine, parsley butter, puff pastry

Marcel Giraudon Aligoté, Bourgogne

 

Coquilles St-Jacques à l’Américaine

Seared scallops, white asparagus, wild mushrooms, lobster sauce

Domaine Cornu-Camus Hautes Côtes du Beuane Pinot Noir, Bourgogne

 

Trou Normand

Calvados, apple sorbet ($7 supplement)

 

Tournedos de Chevreuil Sauce Périgueux

Bacon-wrapped venison loin, pommes purée, seared Brussels sprouts, black truffle Perigueux sauce

Château Malbat Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot, Bordeaux

 

Bûche de Noël Traditionnelle

Almond jaconde yule log, chocolate butter cream, pistachio ice cream, meringue

Domaine Rolet Macvin du Jura Poulsard , Jura