A Man of His Word's Vegetarian Tasting Menu
Amuse Bouche: Belgian endive chip with a dollop of blueberry applesauce
1st Course: Asparagus crema and red bell pepper hash served on an "Everything" crostini
2nd Course: Triple-layer roasted veggie terrine — Chinese eggplant, okra, lemon cucumber — served in a translucent coffee mug and topped with frozen mascarpone whipped cream
3rd Course: Chayote medallions seasoned with smoked paprika and glazed with miso caramel; wrapped in flash-fried frisee
Palate cleanser: Cocktail spoon of bitter melon gelato, Alaea sea salt
4th Course: Quesadillas on a stick: blue corn mini tortilla cut in the shape of a ninja throwing star, stuffed with oaxaca cheese, faux blackened shrimp, diced summer squash and huitlacoche sour cream
5th course: Seitan BBQ osso bucco served in a hardened sugar hock with okinawa potato fries and habanero ziti
6th Course: A heap of faux pulled duck marinated in Santa Cruz Organic Root Beer, cayenne pepper and cumin; served in a fried leek boat shaped like an espadrille (your size)
7th Course: Gelato.
High-alt. I know what you're thinking about dessert, but after six rounds of flavor tennis in your mouth, a null, unspoken gelato will be just the thing.