Valentine's at WD~50 was another memorable meal. You all know the drill, Wylie rocks, etc.... But here's a recap if you're interested where the menu is at these days. We did the tasting.

Sweet shrimp, sea urchin, black truffle parsnip

Cuttle fish, root beer gelee, watercress

Foie gras 2 ways - as a puck with passionfruit inside, and as an aerated rice krispie treat looking thing that was actually soft like a cloud of foie. I think the 2 way version might have been special for us as the passionfruit puck is on the menu by itself.

Scrambled egg ravioli, charred avacado, fluke (still dreaming about this one.)

Bay scallops, tamarind, grated bone marrow, bulgar, pickled crosgnes (this was subbed for the cold fried chicken we'd had before.)

Langoustine, red pepper, black sesame, shiso (insanely good texture on the langoustine!)

Beef and bernaise, sour dough black vinegar sauce

Lamb loin, black garlic romesco, soybean, pickled garlic chive

...Couple desserts...

One thing I've noticed over the years is that the portions have gotten a little bit bigger. I hit the wall in the final course. Back in the day he always nailed it for me so I would be exactly full but not a bit more. Still not really a complaint though as I don't eat so much and I'm sure he got complaints over the years from larger eaters. And plus, how can you really complain about too much? Just sort of interesting though since his portions always seemed like a brave move.
- jim 2-20-2010 4:37 pm

Thanks for this report. I still dream of a return visit. Am a bit disappointed to hear about bigger portions--a few years back they were just the right size for so many courses. It shouldn't be a Monty Python's The Meaning of Life experience, if you know the scene I mean.
- tom moody 2-22-2010 9:40 pm [add a comment]

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