Friday, January 1, 2010

Troquet: Early Winter Menu

Food’s more fun in the wintertime,” says Executive Chef Scott Hebert of Troquet.

Troquet is one of my favorite Boston restaurants, with excellent French-American cuisine and a top-notch wine list. Besides their skilled chef, they also have a very talented pastry chef. With the start of winter, Chef Hebert has designed an intriguing menu.

Highlights of the early winter menu:

Nantucket Bay Scallops Tempura with hearts of palm, dashi broth, miso and red jalapeno vinaigrette

Hudson Valley Foie Gras with heirloom apple confit and Pain D’Epices

Short Rib Canneloni with aromatic vegetables, smoked bacon and parmesan broth

Line-Caught Atlantic Cod with black truffles and Swiss chard in a potato shell

Herb-Roasted Branzino with Sardinian couscous and fennel in a citrus broth

Rare Cote du Bouef with Gorgonzola rosti and Vidalia onion compote

Slow-Roasted Vermont Lamb (Chef Hebert buys whole animals and uses virtually every body part on this platter, including neck, tongue, heart & liver, breast)

Horseradish-Crusted Alaskan King Salmon with baby leeks and fingerlings

Candied Walnut Croissant Bread Pudding with Grand Marnier ice cream (This sounds delicious!)

Black Mission Fig Tarte Tatin

Apple Crumble Souffle’ with bourbon-caramel sauce

I'll make sure to stop by for dinner to check out this menu. But do I choose the Rare Cote du Bouef or Slow-Roasted Vermont Lamb?

140 Boylston Street
Boston, MA
Phone: 617-695-9463


The Wine Whore said...

I say go with the Rare Cote du Bouef but a better question is which bottle of wine to drink with it! :)

Which would you choose?

Richard Auffrey said...

Maybe an aged Bordeaux, or nice Cabernet. Or even a fine Spanish Rioja.