Masa's: The 12 Days of Christmas

I see a lot of holiday event press releases cross my desk, but this one really caught my eye: Masa's will be offering a ~12-COURSE HOLIDAY TASTING MENU~ specifically designed to reflect the song, "The 12 Days Of Christmas." As an example, executive chef Gregory Short’s tribute to "Turtle Doves" is a Mock Turtle Soup with braised oxtail and crispy bone marrow, and the "Golden Rings" are farm-raised California golden osetra caviar with Yukon Gold potato blinis, fried shallots, and crème fraîche.

Throughout the 12 Days of Christmas event, a portion of every evening's proceeds will be donated to Project Open Hand.

Here’s more on the innovative menu:

Mock Turtle Soup braised oxtail, crispy bone marrow

Hen Egg Custard Burgundy truffles, toasted brioche

California Golden Osetra Caviar Yukon gold potato blinis, fried shallot, creme fraîche

"Waldorf Salad" Sierra beauty apples, toasted walnuts, Burgundy truffles, micro celery

Sole "Veronique" petrale sole, sultana raisins, sauce mousseline

Lobster "Newberg"
baby root vegetables, champignon de Paris, lobster coral oil

Chilled Mallard Duck Foie Gras "Au Torchon" pear relish, baby greens, toasted brioche

Oven Roasted Breast of Sonoma Farms Goose roasted chestnuts, dried cranberries, candied kumquats, orange gastrique

Pan-Seared Medallion of Milk-Fed Veal truffled pomme boulangère, melted young leeks, sauce Perigordine

"Christmas-in-a-Glass" orange-cranberry cocktail "slurpee"

"Swans-a-Swimming" mango sorbet, prickly pear jus

"Ladies Dancing" roasted pear charlotte, black pepper persimmon mousse, ladyfingers, lemon foam, cinnamon ice cream

The 12 Days of Christmas
Fri., Dec. 7–Sat., Dec. 22, 2007

648 Bush St.
Cross: Powell St.
San Francisco, CA 94108