Cortez Restaurant will host a ~MUSHROOM DINNER~ (no, not the kind that will make everything start moving and fizzing and morphing around you, that would be illegal). This dinner is featuring mushrooms from purveyor Todd Spanier from King of Mushrooms who will be in attendance to answer questions about the various fungi being served, and he may even make a couple of mushroom cocktails.
The menu, designed by Cortez co-executive chefs Louis Maldonado and Seth Bowden, will feature six dishes showcasing seasonal local mushrooms—there is a vegetarian option available as well. And yo, there is even a mushroom dessert! For an additional $35, the meal can be paired with wines selected by Cortez sommelier Brian Escobar.
Black truffle custard
Fungi fritto misto
Wild mushroom tisane, chervil
Crushed summer truffles, raw Japanese diver scallop, preserved lemon puree
Chicken of the woods, local petite lettuces, avocado, tempered egg yolk
Cauliflower mushrooms, cuttlefish noodles, parsley-clam nage
Shaved matsutakes, local black cod, aromatic broth
Lobster mushrooms, dry aged hanger steak, shellfish dumplings, beef consommé
Warm pear with raisin coulis, pecan oat granola, and candy cap sherbet
Mon., Sept 24, 2007
550 Geary St.
Cross: Jones St.
San Francisco, CA 94102
$115 inclusive of tax and tip
$35 wine pairings
For reservations, call or email info [at] cortezrestaurant [dot] com