Saturday, September 6, 2014

sixteen (3) - chicago, il

www.sixteenchicago.com
401 north wabash avenue
chicago, il 60611

presentation of the menu..."inspirations from where land meets water"

picnic basket - elotes, mortadela/burrata sandwich, pickled quail egg, fish and chips, fried quail, sangria pushpops

lardo/yellowtail - tomato, basil, seaweed
bibi graetz, ansonica, isola del giglio - tuscany, italy 2011

beef tartare/osetra caviar - oyster leaf, mussel, green curry
orleans borbon, palomino, manzanilla fina de sanlucar de barrameda, jerez, spain nv

foie gras/ahi tuna - corn, avocado, mure
dr. burklin-wolf, riesling, "ruppertsberger - gaisbohl," gc pfalz, germany 2009

an additional bit to accompany the dish above...the details have been forgotten

mini baguette

sweetbread/razor clam - charred leek, chanterlle, samphire
eric bordelet, sidre "nouvelle vague", normandy, france nv

pork trotter/octopus - green chickpea, pil pil, courgette
uriondo, hondarrabi zuri, bizkaiko tkakolina, spain 2012

chicken oyster/langoustine - fennel, tomato condiment, nasturtium
sadie family, cinsault, "pofadder" riebeek mountain - swartland, south africa 2012

olive bread

spiced lamb/cuttlefish noodle - radish, cilantro, pho style broth
uehara shuzo, yamada nishiki, "soma no tengu - forest spirit," usunigori nama genshu, shiga, japan
roast squab/crab - red pepper, rapini, szechwan peppercorn
gantenbein, pinot noir, bundner herrschaft, switzerland 2011

wagyu ribeye/broiled eel - smoked eggplant, mushroom, onion
dourthe, cabernet sauvignon/merlot/cabernet franc, "essence", saint-estephe/haut-medoc/bordeaux superieur/pessac-leognan/st. emilion, bordeaux, france 2005

supplemental cheese course (worth it!)

condensation - strawberry, kalamansi, thai basil, black pepper

at this point in the meal, we were given the choice land or sea themed desserts.

land

apricot, almond, sorrel, celery
donnafugata, zibibbo, passito di pantelleria, sicily 2011

blueberry, corn, pistachio, anise hyssop
royal tokaji, furmint, mezes maly - 1st groth, tokaji, hungary 2007

sea

blackberry, banyuls, rose, galangal
buglioni, brut rose of molinara, "vigliacco" valpolicella, veneto italy 2012

chocolate, blueberry, cognac, delice de bourgongne 
d'oliveira, bual - malvasia fina, madeira 1983

final bites