Plumed Horse: For Special Celebrations

Earlier this month, I was invited to celebrate the birthdays of some of my close friends who were born in August. We celebrated fancy by dining at the Plumed Horse in Saratoga, a Michelin star restaurant.
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We all agreed to order the Chef Tasting Menu so here goes…

Cannoli with Salmon Mousse
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Tuna Carpaccio with Toybox Tomatoes
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Australian King Prawn with spaghetti squash, zucchini blossom, and crisp basil
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Black Pepper and Parmesan soufflé (My personal favorite)
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Alaskan Halibut with gooseberry, toybox tomatoes, and bacon vinaigrette
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Maine Lobster Risotto with shaved black Australian truffle (they were generous with the shavings)
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Semolina gnocchi with duck egg, Surryano ham, and Parmesan broth
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Sonoma Lamb with potato gratin, chanterelle mushrooms, and roasted lamb jus
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Coconut semifreddo with pickled green strawberry, micro basil, and strawberry consommé
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Valrhona Chocolate Neapolitan with raspberry and white chocolate mousse
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Outside the tasting menu, we ordered the white peach soufflé to share
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One of the waiters brought us each a truffle on a stick
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Another bonus birthday dessert
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This dinner was quite an event as plate after plate after plate was presented to us. The plating was picture perfect. ( Unfortunately the lighting didn’t allow me to capture it well.). It reminded me that food is art. Everything we ate was delicious. I can understand why they are Michelin rated.

The dining experience was very special because you feel privileged to be enjoying the meal. If you have a special occasion, the Plumed Horse might very well be a good choice to celebrate. Or if your name is Chelsea Handler and you happen to have a performance, you may want to dine here as well. (Celeb sighting as she was sitting at the table next to us.)

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