Surprise Dinner #1 – La Toque
Dan pretty much planned our entire trip and he kept all of our dinner locations a secret. Each night I was surprised with a fabulous dinner [and a not too shabby dinner date to go along. hehe]
We were staying at The Westin in Napa, which happened to have a Michelin Star restaurant attached to it, La Toque. Since we had spent the majority of the day traveling, it was nice to simply take the elevator one floor down and enjoy a full flavored dinner.
To start, Berries & Bubbles! [Dan loves girly drinks!]
First Course (Me and Dan) – Beef Carpaccio. I’m slightly obsessed with this thinly sliced raw Angus beef tenderloin. Who knew raw beef could taste so good!
Second Course (Me and Dan) – Foie Gras Seared with Medjool Dates. I’ll never pass up Foie Gras, never!
Third Course (Me)– Pan Roasted Quail and Poached Quail Eggs. I’m not going to lie, part of the reason for ordering this dish was because it made me think of Quail Man! Light, moist and bursting with flavor.
Third Course (Dan) – Slow Cooked Bacon Wrapped Pork Tenderloin.
Fourth Course (Me) – Boneless Lamb Loin with Cumin Scented Carrot Puree and Chick Pea Fries. Lamb and Fries…sign me up!
Fourth Course (Dan) – Prime Angus Rib Eye Served Rare with Cheddared Pearl Tapioca. I can vouch for the cheddared pearl tapioca…creamy and cheesy. The Wisconsin girl in me was happy.
Dessert! (me) – Hazelnut cake with chocolate sauces and salted caramel ice cream. We were pretty tired by the end of our meal, so we asked to have our dessert to go. Chocolate in bed, true fantasy! Dan had a chocolate flourless cake, which we didn’t get to that night, but no worries, it didn’t go to waste…cake for breakfast!
One of my all time favorite desserts.