Last night Dan and I went to Chez Melange, a local restaurant in Redondo Beach that was hosting a guest chef for a charity dinner. Dan works with the chef’s wife so we ate at the table with his family and close friends. It was a boisterous affair that lasted more than three hours, but the food was excellent. I posted a picture of my delicious main course yesterday – now here is a complete menu of what Dan and I were served. Yum.
Salmon Quenelle Delicately Poached and Served with Shaved Asparagus and Mediterranean Orzo in a Rich Salmon Saffron Broth (yeah, Dan ate my serving of this one)
Roasted Baby Red, Yellow, and Candied Striped Beets Salad, Fennel, Burrata Cheese, Candied Maple Pecans, Mixed Baby Greens, Sunflower, and Onion Sprouts, Kalamata Infused Olive Oil, and Pomegranate Balsamic Vinaigrette (this was absolutely delicious)
My choice: Toasted Pine Nut and Panko Encrusted Chicken Breast in Golden Coconut Curry Sauce with Mango Pineapple Salsa (insanely good)
Dan’s choice: Hawaiian Butterfish Braised in a White Wine Tarragon Cream Reduction Garnished with Western Bay Scallops, Chopped Fresh Tomato, and Diced Mushrooms, and Finished Under the Broiler with Decadent Hollandaise Glacage (Dan really liked this)
My choice: Old Fashioned, Down-Home Butterscotch Meringue Tart, Sprinkled with an Almond Toffee Crunch (not that great actually)
Dan’s choice: Bananas Foster Chocolate Bread Pudding with Salted Caramel Ice Cream (really good, much better than mine)