May 26th, 2011
All Together Now
The original Borgias were wealthy patrons of the arts, and if the mini-series is to be believed (has TV ever let you down?), masters of sinful self-indulgence.
Chef Nicolina Servello, Chocolatier Nada Fares of Le Maitre du Chocolatier and pastry artist Jami Liverman have come together to create Les Nuits Borgia, a hedonistic multi-course gourmet romp ($100 per person, $130 with wine pairings). The menu for our visit included a flavorful porcini and wild mushroom crostini followed by a marvelous Fior di Latte medaglione on a bed of minted pea puree. The main course was a toothsome truffle salt-seared bavette on a crisp corn polenta cake, followed by a delicious dessert of chocolate cherry clafoutis with a sour cherry reduction and vanilla bean ice cream.
Held on only one Thursday per month, the 22 (maximum) guests may arrive as strangers, but after dining at the communal table, leave as friends.
Reserve online here.