Last night my friend Bree, another friend and I went to Wine Vault Bistro, located at 3731-A India Street pretty much hidden since I go to Shakespeare's all the time and I've never seen this place.
The three of us met for their Mardi Gras Dinner which consisted of 10 courses paired with beer, wine and coffee.
The evening was very fun, since of course all we did was talk about men and interrupted our conversation in order to enjoy the amazing food.
First & Second Courses
Asparagus "Benedict" - Biscuit - Bearnaise - Poached Egg - Bacon Jam
Prickled Apricot - Hazelnut - Creme Fraiche - Watercress
Abita Amber Lager
|Abita Amber Lager|
|Asparagus "Benedict" - Pickled Apricot|
Third & Fourth Courses
Shrimp "Po Boy" - Braised Lettuce - Hot Sauce "mayo" - Pickles - Crostini
Dungeness Crab Cake - Creole Mustard Aioli - Pickled Pepper Relish
2008 Halter Ranch "Ranch White" Rhone White Blend
|Shrimp "Po Boy" - Dungeness Crab Cake|
Fifth & Sixth Courses
Gumbo - Crispy Braised Pork - Micro Celery
Andouille Sausage - Black Eyed Peas - Okra
2008 Sextant "Wheelhouse" Zinfandel (I bought a bottle of that!)
|Gumbo - Andouille Sausage & Black eyed peas|
Seventh & Eight Courses
Charred Strip Loin - Red Beans n' Rice - Onion Chutney - Fried Broccolini
Braised Short Ribs - Grits - Goat Cheese - Smoked Paprika Chimichurri
2006 Saddleback Cellars Merlot
|Charred Strip Loin - Braised Short Ribs|
Ninth & Tenth Courses
Brioche Beignet - Espresso Ganache - Steamed Milk
Housemade Cappuccino Truffle
Cafe Brulot Diabolique
|Brioche Beignet - Truffle|
Needless to say, every plate was almost licked clean. They offer this type of dinner on Saturdays as well, excellent food at great prices.