Wednesday, December 20, 2017

experiment #71 - Cobaya Ariete with Chef Michael Beltran

We took some time off, but WE'RE BACK. Experiment #71 took place Monday night at Chef Michael Beltran's restaurant Ariete in Coconut Grove, hosted forty of us for a white-tablecloth, eight-course, classically inspired dinner. You can read a full recap at Food For Thought and see all the pictures in this Cobaya Ariete flickr set. Here's what was on the menu:

Cocktail "El Sueno"
Pineapple, dark rum, Pavan, prosecco

herb butter, truffle butter

stone crab beggars purses, cherries and chicken liver, tostone smoked fish rilletes

Quintero Farms egg, malanga, sugar cane, herb, caviar

foie gras and eel, confit plum, white bread

oxtail, carrot, zucchini, bone marrow, consommé

heirloom tomato confit, ravioli of tomato and salt cod

roasted stone fruit and sauce Diane

honey, apple, frangipane

Tea service
Tibetan tea, Ya'an city, Meng Ding Mountain

As always, a big thank you to Chef Beltran, for finally pulling off so successfully a dinner that's been a long time coming, to all of his crew in the kitchen and front of house at Ariete, to JoJo Tea for a nice nightcap, and as always, to all of the guinea pigs whose interest and support make these events possible.

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