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Motss.con: La Belle Ville

Tonight at motss.con IX, 12 of us dined at La Belle Vie in Minneapolis. Present were kenrudolph, rsc, trawnapanda, vasilatos, jss1113, weatherjesus, and others. It was most delicious with lots of great food, wonderful wine, excellent service, and good company. As people ran down the menu after the meal saying what they liked best, just about everything was named. Thanks to kenrudolph for organizing this event.

We had the eight course tasting dinner with this menu and the restaurant's wine selections.

Sauteéd soft-shell crab with heirloom tomatoes, avocado, bagna cauda and dill.
Haton, Rosé Champagne, Dampery, France, Brut NV

Rainbow trout with Serrano ham, asparagus, manila clams, and romesco
Fra Guerau, Monsant, Rosé, Spain 2005

Quail with cured pork, chanterelle Musrooms and shell pea puree
Javillier, Aloxe-Corton, Burgundy, France 2002

Roasted Veal Tenderloin with tarragon, crispy sweetbreads. and porcini mushrooms
Les Vins de Vienne, Cornas, Las Barcillants, France, 1999

Grilled Lamb Ribeye with Meerugez sausage and moroccan spices
Domain du Pegau, Châteauneuf du Pape, France 2002

Taleggio with fig and shallot jam
Kracher, Cuvee Beerenauslese, Austria, 220

Ginger plum sorbet with plum and mint salad

Chocalate Mango Coulant with mango raspberry sorbet and macerated raspberries
Banyuls Rimage, Les CLos de Pauliles, Roussillon, France 2003

This was a bit of change from this afternoon's baseball game at the Metrodome that some of us attended and tomorrow mornings trip to the Mall of America.

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Thank You

For those of us who missed the .con,
Thank you for the pictures

Doug Wyman

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