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.
We all agreed to order the Chef Tasting Menu so here goes…

Cannoli with Salmon Mousse
Tuna Carpaccio with Toybox Tomatoes
Australian King Prawn with spaghetti squash, zucchini blossom, and crisp basil
Black Pepper and Parmesan soufflé (My personal favorite)
Alaskan Halibut with gooseberry, toybox tomatoes, and bacon vinaigrette
Maine Lobster Risotto with shaved black Australian truffle (they were generous with the shavings)
Semolina gnocchi with duck egg, Surryano ham, and Parmesan broth
Sonoma Lamb with potato gratin, chanterelle mushrooms, and roasted lamb jus
Coconut semifreddo with pickled green strawberry, micro basil, and strawberry consommé
Valrhona Chocolate Neapolitan with raspberry and white chocolate mousse
Outside the tasting menu, we ordered the white peach soufflé to share
One of the waiters brought us each a truffle on a stick
Another bonus birthday dessert
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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