Saturday, January 1, 2011

Happy New Year

 We spent the final night of 2010 at our favourite restaurant in downtown Portsmouth.  Cava is owned by our friend John Akar and Executive Chef, Gregg Sessler.   The e11even course tasting menu was a work of genius; beautifully crafted and meticulously executed.  Perfection.  

Maine Crab, pickled mango, hackelback caviar and basil seed

French Kiss Oyster, mint in Sparkling Cava

Semolina Dusted Day Boat Scallop w/ Artichoke and purple mustard

Long Island Duck Breast, blood orange, cress on Goat cheese pillow

Executive Chef Gregg Sessler

our fellow diners @ the chef's table George and Kaitlen

Vanilla milk poached Lobster, cauliflower, vanilla bean and chestnut

Chickpea Fries

Sirloin of Beef, Sunchoke puree, Black Trumpets and celery leaf

Whipped Brie, Huckelberry, Honey Comb and Hazelnut 

Hibiscus Jell-O, Pineapple, Lime, Marscapone

Chef Michael, Executive Chef Gregg Sessler, John Akar

Pistachio Cake, White Chocolate, Meyer Lemon

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