Winterland: great food, deadly drinks

I do wish their bar had the same attitude about quantity and quality as the kitchen. This was a good drink, but easily 3 times as big and strong as it should be. I want foodie-compatible cocktails.

I blame this drink for my failure to take a picture of our dessert (warm chocolate cake with olive oil ice cream with fleur de sel brittle; carmelized brioche with brown butter ice cream and meyer lemon reduction) or the petits four (quince gelee, light puffy little cookies (perhaps almond), toasted & seasoned pistachios).

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a treat from the kitchen

Goat cheese ice cream with beet mousse, garnished with red wine reduction and a secret dab of almond praline under the goat cheese. Truly delightful.

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Hands down the best bread I’ve had at a restaurant in the last year, possibly ever.



Octopus Carpaccio

smoked paprika, mango, sea beans


Kanpachi “New Style” Sashimi & Tartare

Mountain yam, seaweed salad, fresh wasabi


Spotted Prawn

Spicy mango pickle, chilled tomato water, rice crisp

This was the winner for the crudo course, though they were all good.



Asparagus & Morel Stir-Fry

Chive blossom, lemongrass & mushroom emulsion


Poached Organic Egg

Asparagus broth, Hobbs’ smoked bacon ice cream, parmegiano reggiano

This was simply sublime. I’d vote it the dish I couldn’t resist ordering again.

[Sadly, never got the chance. The restaurant closed about a month later.]


Seared La Belle Farms Foie Gras & Duck Terrine

Duck breast ham, kumquat purre, natural gelee

That’s also some duck prosciutto in the salad there.



Bellwether Farms Suckling Lamb

Three marmalades, crushed fava beans, jasmine & meyer lemon sauce

Very nice. We really liked the three different lamb cuts in this one.


Roasted Sweetbreads & Quail Egg Sunny Side Up

Fresh pinenuts, purslane, eucalyptus vinaigrette

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Crispy Berkshire Pork Belly

Edamame puree, hibiscus and golden current chutney

Insanely rich. Too rich for my blood, though it was very good.

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Tasmanian [something] Trout

(entree menu picture was a bit blurry)

Pickled ramps, [something], fiddleheads.


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Dinah from Kabalor

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