November is Mont D’or Month at Bistrot La Minette –
As we move into the holiday months, we’re always looking for ways to share a meal among friends, and the regional tradition of sharing a wheel of Mont d’Or immediately appealed to us. During November, we will be featuring a regional specialty from Jura (the region where my wife is from). It is always a celebration when we eat Mont d’Or with family. A little cheese is scooped out from the center of the wheel of Mont d’Or and is replaced with white wine. The cheese is then baked in the oven in its own wood container. The result is a golden wheel of cheese with a creamy and molten center that then gets heaped over potatoes, Morteau sausage (hand-made for us by Nick Macri from La Divisa Meats) and mushrooms. This fantastic meal will be served with three other courses highlighting Jurassienne cuisine. Wines indigenous to the region will also be available by the bottle to complement this friendly shared meal.
—Chef Peter WOOLSEY
$160 for four guests and BY RESERVATION ONLY. Make sure to mention that you are reserving for the Mont D’or dinner whenever calling for a reservation, or put it into the notes section when making a reservation on OpenTable.
The Menu Mont d’Or is recommended for four guests, based on the size of the wheel of cheese, but can also be shared among three for especially generous portions or five for more petite appetites.
Frisée, escarole, red leaf lettuce, walnuts, cured French ham, Comté cheese and Jurassienne-style vinaigrette
Soup of cabbage, white beans, smoked pork belly, carrot, leek and potato
Fondue de Mont d’Or
A whole wheel of Mont d’Or (a creamy, bloomy-rind cheese), baked in its
wood container and infused with a bit of white wine, served warm with Saucisse Morteau, a traditional juniper-smoked sausage, plus potatoes and mushrooms
Almond, hazelnut and cocoa cake with vanilla ice cream