Posts Tagged ‘ Gary Danko ’

Danke Gary Danko

Although we flew in from Texas and arrived early to our 5:30pm dinner reservation at Gary Danko, our friend from San Jose managed to make it only a mere 45 minutes late. While our friend was “fashionably late”, we fashionably drank and started without her…

Tomato and Zucchini Soup with Cumin Yoghurt

The amuse bouche came unexpectedly, with repeated instructions to eat while still warm. I mention that the instructions were repeated, as our fashionably late friend was reprimanded for being late in eating the soup…

tasting notes:

nice smooth texture

cumin scent comes through

little chunks of zucchini offers added texture

rating: 4.5

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Seared Ahi Tuna with Avocado, Nori, Enoki Mushrooms and Lemon Soy Dressing

First course was a Seared Ahi Tuna presented in the shape of a butterfly…
tasting notes:
lemony/savory dressing
tuna has perfect texture
pickled ginger is nice addition
avocado only adds creaminess
nori doesn’t add anything
missing something…
rating: 3.5
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Quail Stuffed with Foie Gras, Mushroom, and Quinoa, Braised Artichokes, Peas, Proscuitto, and Olive Butter

Second course was the Quail…
tasting notes:
very moist, the legs pull apart very easily
quail is also very well seasoned and nicely browned
artichokes pair nicely with the quail
pea shoots taste and smell like vietnamese water spinach
mushroom, foie gras, quinoa stuffing adds earthiness
rating: 5
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Roasted Pork Belly and Tenderloin with Potato Ramp Puree, Cauliflower, Fava Beans and Maple Cider Glaze

Someone else ordered this Pork Belly dish…
tasting notes:
pork belly texture was fatty
tenderloin texture was a bit stringy
rating: 3.5
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Lemon Souffle Cake with Creme Fraiche Panna Cotta and Raspberry Sorbet

Dessert course included this lemon souffle cake…
tasting notes:
lemon tartness on top of cake
fluffy souffle cake underneath
cold raspberry sorbet adds temperature element and more tartness
panna cotta is creamy instead of gelatinous
rating: 4.5

Selection of Farmhouse and Artisanal Cheeses presented tableside

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The majority of the table chose the cheese course for dessert and opted for a slice of every available cheese…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Note: ratings are given on a range from 0 – 6,

where 0 indicates God Awful — 3 indicates Humanly Mundane — 6 indicates Deliciously Evil

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