World Dinner Club

World Dinner Club
World Dinner Club

Thursday, April 21, 2011

The Source by Wolfgang Puck

We had a wonderful dinner last night for S's birthday.  We went to The Source, Wolfgang Puck's stylish restaurant in the Newseum for a culinary tour of modern Asian cuisine.  As big fans of Asian fusion, this is one of the best new restaurants we've discovered in DC.  It's a more refined version of Zengo or Masa 14.  As a true DC power spot in the offing, we got at least one celebrity sighting: Chris Wallace, host of Fox News Sunday who was at the table next to us.

Aperitif: Elderflower Manhattan and Cucumber Martini

Amuse bouche: Spicy Tuna Tartare, Sesame-Miso Cones, Shaved Bonito, Tobiko

7 Course Tasting Menu

1. Tandoori Arctic Char, Pickled Japanese Cucumbers, Cardamom Raita

2. Crispy Suckling Pig, Black Plum Puree, Cipollini, Sweet Bean Sauce

[Glass of Tempranillo and glass of Zinfandel]

3. Dim sum plate:
Crystal Garlic Chive Dumplings, King Crab, Kurobuta Pork, Chinese Mustard
Organic Chicken & Wild Field Mushroom Dumplings, Shishito Peppers
“Tiny Dumplings” Pork Belly, Black Vinegar, Chili Oil, Ginger, Cilantro Leaves
Scallop & Shrimp Sui Mai with Shanghai Curry Lobster-Uni Emulsion

4. Sautéed Turbot, Spicy Szechuan Garlic Sauce, Lobster XO Fried Rice

5. Pan Seared Sea Scallops, Coconut Peanut Sauce, Drunken Noodles

6.  Lacquered Chinese Duckling, Lo Mein Noodles, Wild Huckleberries

Palate cleanser: Lime Sorbet

7. Dessert Trio: Mini Blueberry Crumble, Vanilla Bean Ice Cream and Green Tea Chocolate Cake

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