Sunday, July 6, 2008

That is Some Tasty Ostrich!

Our threesome attended a special South African wine dinner at The Cellar restaurant last Monday. We were really excited to get last minute reservations for the dinner, as they usually are booked far in advance, and The Cellar has easily been one of our favorite restaurants in Dubai since Matt and I shared our Valentine’s Day dinner there. The menu consisted of a 5 course meal with a wine pairing for each course. As the most adventurous foodie in our group, Matt wasn’t foreign to any of the courses, but Lisa and I shared the experience of trying ostrich for the first time! Yummy! The menu included, and I quote (I only do this for Matt's brother Chris, who demands the details of our meals!)

Amuse Bouche
Flambeed ostrich vol au vent

Starter
Prawn and grouper tower set on grilled pineapple round finished with a cape Malay yogurt dressing

Soup
Spinach and brown rice with turmeric

Main Course
Venison loin with roasted root vegetable champ set on stir friend apple and cabbage, with jus
OR
Parcel baked monk fish set on bed of creamy wheat noodles with shellfish and tomato sauce
Dessert
Traditional malva pudding vanilla ice cream and butter sauce


1 comment:

jim said...

Wow - you really have become an adventurer - no pretzels on the menu?