The Dining Room at Langham, Pasadena

Something a little different today; a kudos, if you will, for Chef Michael Voltaggio of the Michelin-Starred Langham Dining Room in Pasadena.

The Top Chef star executed a truly flawless meal. In the past two years, Irene & I have made a concerted effort to eat at the most-acclaimed restaurants in the Los Angeles area, including Providence, Water Grill, London, Joe’s in Venice, Craft, Katsu-Ya (Sherman Oaks) and Fig.

With Michael Cimarusti’s Providence being our first two-star (Michelin) restaurant and the most comprehensive meal we’ve enjoyed, Voltaggio did not disappoint – instead, serving seven luscious courses (not including the Amous Bouche, two breads and a post-dessert dessert). Below is the Chef’s tasting menu from the evening:

The Dining Room

Chef’s Tasting Menu

Japanese Shima Aji

Pickled Baby Peach, Sea Sponge, Bonito

2006 Hans Wirsching Riesling Spätlese Trocken, Iphöfer Kronsberg, Franken

Langoustine

Young Fennel, Lobster Mushroom Lasagna

2008 Terredora Dipaolo, Falanghina DOC, Campania

Foie Gras

Aerated Brioche, Concord Grape, Sunchoke

2003 von Hövel Oberemmeler Hütte Spätlese, Saar

Turbot

Butternut Squash, Madras Curry, Pumpkin Seed Granola

2008 Domaine Perrot-Minot, Chardonnay, Cuvée Martine, France

Pastrami Pigeon

Swiss Cheese, Sauerkraut, Rye

2008 Santa Maria Valley, Pinot Noir, Santa Barbara County

Jameson Farm Lamb

Vadouvan, Pickled Tongue, Celery, Raisin, Peanut Butter

2007 Turley Juvenile, Zinfandel, California

Fools Gold

Chocolate, Salty Hazelnut Praline, Milk Sorbet

González Byass Solera 1847, Oloroso Dulce Sherry, Jerez, Spain

Very enjoyable experience from service to environ to food, and we will definitely be following Voltaggio to his new digs once the Langham closes for renovations in 2010.

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