Old school elegance, celebrity chef, great food, and wine all added up to a wonderful dinner at the Claremont Hotel. The Claremont Hotel is sponsoring the “Berkeley Wine Festival” this month. A five course wine paired dinner will be prepared by Executive Chef Josh Thomsen. He will be showcasing Pinot Noir from the Oregon winery ‘Archery Summit tonight.' Let’s dig in.
“Green Goddess” Scallop
Sausalito Springs Watercress, Fingerling Potato Crisps
& Red Wine Braised Pearl Onions
Kuroboto Pork Ribs
Prosciutto-Asparagus strudel, Baby Turnips
& Black Mission Figs
“Narsai’s Loin of Lamb
Pomegranate Marinade, Mint Basmati Rice
Toasted Almonds & curried Potatoes
Tcho Chocolate “Crunch Bar”
The Claremont Hotel is a destination hotel. You feel a vibration like you are in an elegant old movie. The food and wine was delicious. How come I want to go get a cheeseburger?