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WELCOME TO THE PRIVATE DINING EXPERIENCE.

Together we (Mikaela and Molly) create a local and seasonal four-course menu every two weeks, served in our home to the first 12 guests that reserve.

Pricing will vary week to week according to what is available and what inspires us, though typically a four course meal will cost between $30-40. We encourage guests to bring their own wine and beer. Suggestions for harmonious wine pairings will often be provided with the menu in advance, and can be purchased at Putnam Wine Shop on Broadway in Saratoga.

As this blog develops, we hope to provide readers with photos from our dinners, previous menus, websites that interest us, foodie news, books we're reading and other food related information.

For reservations or further information, contact us at:

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See what we're all about in these articles published by The Saratogian and Skidmore News:

http://www.saratogian.com/articles/2010/02/08/news/doc4b6f900e6e8ef884652494.txt

http://media.www.skidmorenews.com/media/storage/paper1313/news/2010/02/26/Features/Private.Dining.Experience-3881180.shtml






2.03.2010

Suggested Wine Pairings for Week Six Menu

Menu: Saturday, February 6, 2010. 8pm.
  • savory macaron. foie gras mousse. bittersweet chocolate. balsamic shellac. concord compote.
  • braised shiitake nigiri. port reduction. truffle honey.
  • pork two ways. dijon ice cream. vanilla mayonnaise. crispy leek
  • white truffle gelato. sweet parmigiano reggiano tuile. balsamic syrup.
The following wines can be found at Putnam Wine, Broadway, Saratoga Springs

SPARKLING:

Graham Beck Brut Rosé, Robertson South Africa, 2007: $19.43
Beautiful salmon pink color with good freshness on the nose with a rich creamy complexity and strawberry fruit flavours on the palate.

Gruet Rosé New Mexico, Non Vintage: $14.95
Light pink and attractively priced, this has light strawberry aromas and substantial cherry and strawberry in the mouth with a crisp, food friendly dry finish.

RED:
J. Mauceri Pinot Noir, Sonoma California 2006: $22.36
Elegant and sophisticated, this wine offers well-balanced flavors of raspberry and bing cherry with notes of violet and mint.

Anakena Pinot Noir, Rapel Valley Chile 2008: $12.91
Intense and complex aromas of black cherry, plums, and a hint of violets. On the palate it is concentrated and balanced, with a mouth-watering finish.

WHITE:
Louis Sipp Gewurztraminer, Alsace France 2004: $20.78
"Full-bodied, spicy and slightly musky. A complex bouquet, full of character. The palate is ample, powerful with hints of sweetness"

Robertson Gewurztraminer, Robertson South Africa 2008: $9.86
Full bodied with honeysuckle & rose petals in the bouquet. Rich & smooth with beautifully balanced sugar & acidity & a touch of honeyed botrytis.

DESSERT:
Jonesy Australian Tawny, South Australia NV: $11.94
Sweet candied fruit intermixed with notions of maple syrup, earth, and hazelnuts. What a sensational value!

Quinta Santa Eufemia Reserve Tawny, Douro Portugal NV $21.54
Quite fruity as a sign of its age, an average of 7 years, a hint of dried fruit on is revealed on the nose. Easily drunk with desserts and cheeses.

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