I have a short list of more serious topics that are waiting for posts, but given the holiday weekend, it seems better to stick with less weighty matters for now. So having teased with last night's post about our dinner at the Requa Inn, I thought I'd post the full menu for your enjoyment. This is fine dining at its finest, with local ingredients, many foraged by the chefs, highlighted to bring out their best.
First: Alaskan halibut, crispy nori and herbs, wild rice
Second: Smoked trout, beetroot, chanterelle
Third: Kuri squash, chevre, pepperwood
Fourth: Chestnut tart, exotic fruits
Fifth: Matsutake mushroom, stinging nettle, smoked sturgeon
Sixth: Glazed sweet potato (elk for meat-eaters), canario beans, cherries, wild ginger
Seventh: Bitter root custard, caramel, orange
Eighth: Parsnip, vanilla, grapes, candy nuts
If you're looking for a meal you won't forget in a beautiful setting, you can't get much better than this. Into this package, you also get stunning redwood forests, a rocky coast with sea stacks and sea mammals, and undammed rivers for fishing, kayaking, and swimming. How could you possibly go wrong?