Wild Game Tasting Menu
Whist at Viceroy
1819 Ocean Ave.
Santa Monica, CA 90401
(310) 260-7500
http://www.viceroyhotelsandresorts.com/santamonica/dining-and-nightlife/whist.php

Joanna and I are both huge fans of Top Chef already, so when Contestant Chris Crary (@ChrisCrary) and Jo of My Last Bite (@MyLastBite) announced a Wild Game dinner inspired by episode 7′s elimination challenge, we immediately made reservations. We both have never been to the Whist for a normal dinner; this was our first experience, and we had so much fun.

Amuse bouche
Octopus with potato gratin

Roasted rabbit with carrot panna cotta, thai spices, peanut and lime

This was Joanna’s favorite dish of the entire night. We both definitely loved the thai spices and thought that panna cotta worked really well with the rabbit.

Venison neck & loin with coffee, huckleberry mustard, crispy shallot and forest herbs

Boar belly with root vegetable cassoulet, truffle and apple ephemere

Definitely my favorite dish of the night! I loved how the boar belly tasted with the sweetness of the apple.

Antelope osso buco with pearled barley, acacia honey, gremolata and goji berry

Duck egg flan with wild turkey, cardamom crumble and cajeta ice cream

I have never really had game meat before, and this was a great first experience both with game meat and at Whist. We both can’t wait for another dinner. Hopefully Chef Chris Crary will organize another one soon!

xox -

Grace

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