This may be a little late for some folks (and others of you are probably still planning to run to the grocery store for flowers and/or chocolate after work), but Barley John’s has a cool Valentine’s Day dinner offering this evening, so if your significant other digs good beer and equally tasty food, check it out. At $80/plate, it’s not cheap, but Barley John’s food and beer are outstanding, and this will be no exception.
First: Lox and Crimini Duxelle roulade w/ Rose Honey garnish -or- Egplant and Black Bean Cakes w/ Miso Chili Sauce. Champagne by Jean-Noel Hatan Brut or Little Barley Bitter
Second: Chilled Leeks, Green Olives, Capers and Sun Dried Tomato Vinaigrette -or- Roasted Potato and Carrot Salad w/ Basil Citrus Dressing -or-Yellow and Green Bean salad w/ Prosciutto, Roasted Pine Nuts and Balsamic Vinaigrette. Fume Blanc or Sauvignon BLanc or Tripel Karmeliet
Main: Vegetable Selection -or- Grilled Ostrich w/ Sundried Cherry and Orange Sauce on handmade Basil pasta and sauteed Fenel -or- Pan seared Ahi Tuna, Scallops and Blue Prawns on Pappadalle w/ Rosemary Chevre sauce -or- Breast of Duck w/ Honey Ginger and Lavender with a Wild Rice Pilaf. Clera Pino Noir Central Coast 02-03 vingate or Wild Brunette.
Maple Pecan Cake served with a sherry or Winter Ale -or- Chocolate Deserte selection with Sherry Cline Big Break Zin or Old 8 Porter.
Great. Now I’m hungry!