Again, I’ve already posted my observations about the opening talk, breakfast and both sessions, so I won’t go into that here. This is all about tonight! I made reservations for 7:30 at the Harvest restaurant, and wandered over that way for dinner. I started dinner with the Amuse-Bouche trio, which was described in the menu as:
Starting with grilled baby Portabello Mushroom stuffed with creole crabmeat glazed with hollandaise
Accompanied by seared smoked duck with pancetta root vegetables, caramelized onions and goat cheese
Finishing with crayfish etouffee topped with asiago crust
Yeah, it was that good. I also had a glass of Monterey, CA Reisling (I can’t remember the vinyard now) to go with the meal and had with it a Thai curry marinated Halibut on a bed of wilted spinach served with wasabi/fennell mashed potatoes with carrots and asparagus sticking out of it (this is from memory – it’s not on the menu posted on the website…). That was all covered with a tamarind sauce and had caramelized onions and on it as well. It was all seriously yummy! Now I’m back in my room and will go over my presentation *one more time* before I hit the sack and get ready for my turn to speak tomorrow!