Saturday, June 12, 2010
Went into Venice this evening to have dinner with Stan & Karen and a few others, There were 9 of us altogether.
Joe's is a small place www.JoesRestaurtant.com and has been awarded 1 star by Michelin. I was looking forward to this experience. Stan took care of ordering and we all shared the dishes. This is a great way to do dinner as it gives you a lot of different tastes. Stan also brought along 4 bottles of wine. I did not take notes but I do remember a Peter Michaels Chardonnay, a 1998 Fat Bastard Syrah and a Saxum wine.
The dishes that were ordered were all outstanding and I ate a lot Foie Gras pate . Caviar & Foie Gras I could live on. This was almost like butter it was so smooth.
Tuna Tartare & Smoked Salmon with sliced cucumbers, diced tomatoes and lemon oil.
Hudson Valley Foir Gras parfait with melba toast and port gelee.
Grilled octupus with Greek salad, pine nut charmulam, Kalamata olive dust, Sicilian olive oil.
Porcini mushroom raviloi with wild mushrooms, parmesan broth Italian parsley.
Grilled Ahi Tuna with seared Hudson Valley Foie Gras, potato rosti, herb red wine jus.
Tartine of seared albacore, sauce verte, Uni, diced tomato, basil, coriander, Nicoise olives.
Crisp grilled black cod and shitake mushroms, mizuna lettuce, Hijiki, braised oxtail, toasted brown rice, dsahi broth.
Jidori chicken breast, chestnut-porcini puree, braised winter greens, bacon lardons, cider jus.
We also had three desserts that were to die for. This place is in an area where parking is a premium. You can pay through the nose for valet or do like we did. Stan dropped us off in front of the restaurant and then went looking for parking. He found it 6 blocks away.
I don't live in the area which I'm glad of because I would be at this place a lot. Reservations are very highly recommended. The place had a long line of people waiting from about 7:30 on until we left about 9:00. I can see why this place is so highly rated.