Archive for June, 2010

Some Summer Menu Highlights

June 27, 2010


Juan’s wines of the month: June 2010*

June 17, 2010

*each month Juan Sanchez, owner of La Dernière Goutte and Laura pick out some wines that are drinking especially well. Here are this months selections.

We have gone through a lot of cavists over the last three years. Most of the cavists were French, and while they knew their product, they had a difficult time pairing with the flavors and spice of the food we were cooking. We were explaining a course of scallops, chorizo, lime and sweet corn to our old cavist who responded, “how about pairing it with RUM!” As one blogger pointed out after dining early on at HK, “while the food was generally delicious, the wines were not so great”. It felt like even our good pairings came simply by happenstance.


Menu: June 5th 2010

June 5, 2010


Chilled Lettuce Soup w
Skillet Arancini, Blue, Hazelnuts
& Avocado Mousse

Pan Fried Basil Dumplings w
Roasted Asparagus, Zucchini
& Yellow Pepper Coulis

Butter Poached Langoustine
& Monkfish Rolls w
German Style New Potato Salad

Palate Cleanser

Chicken Liver Ravioli w
Braised Artichokes, Preserved Lemon Coulis
& Spring Onion Salad

Balsamic Marinated Flank Steak
w Spicy Grilled Nectarines
& Arugula

Heirloom Tomatoes w
Ciabatta, Mozz Fondue & Garlic Chips

Dark Chocolate Cake w
Red Wine and Vanilla Poached Cherries
& Mint Ice Cream

Coffee & Doughnuts

Kitchen Playlist:* June 5th

June 5, 2010

*Laura and I blow through music like Lindsay Lohan and piles of coke. We have heard the 4+ hours of the Hidden Kitchen playlists so many times that we can time HK nights on which song is currently playing. Because we spend so much time in the kitchen, there is always a podcast or playlist on. Here is what’s on the boombox this week.