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I had a fantastic meal at Blackbird last month, and was wondering what the rest of you folks thought of it and Paul Kahan's other place next door, Avec.

We had:

Billecart-Salmon Champagne Brut with rye bread, tuna tartare and spring onion coulis

Seared Maine diver scallop with bacon, sweet peas, sweet pea coulis and a quail egg

Duvall Sancerre 2004

Softshell crab with basmati and a hazelnut-lemon sauce

Fried morels with trout and trout roe

Rivers-Marie Pinot Noir 2004 (O, my Lord.)

Minnesota venison with hen o' the woods mushrooms, bing cherries and a parsnip puree

Quail with pancetta, ricotto gnocchi, and cavolo nero kale

An assortment of cheeses including a french blue that was new to me called persette (sp?)
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Paul Kahan just cooked an interesting piggy meal with funky breeds of heirloom pigs. I'm working on getting some ossabow, berkshire and some of the mixed breeds in for a pro tasting. My pig guy promised and dropped the ball.
Menu looks great. Loads of shrooms!
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Was there in 2000 with Momo,Can't remember what I had, but I do recall a very minimalistic room.
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Shroom -

Yes, tat meal was a RAFT dinner (Renewing America's Food Traditions). RAFT is a joint project of Slow Food, Chefs Collaborative, Seed Savers and many others. Great topic for another thread.

I had the meal last month during the NRA show. Paul and I were speaking on a panel together. Fantastic food, wine, service, and yes, CC, very minimalist, which I like. It helps keep your focus where it should be, on the food and your date.
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It's been quite awhile since I ate at Blackbird, and haven't had a chance to eat at Avec (boy do I miss living in the city sometimes), but I love Paul's food and had a couple of great meals when I was there.
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Tm

Oh, and Paul will be a Chef-Delegate to Terra Madre this year, a subjuect I strated a thread about here. He was personally invited by the organization's founder, Carlo Petrini.:suprise:
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