Chef’s kitchen @ VoltPosted: October 30, 2011
Last night, Greg and I dined in the chef’s kitchen at Volt with another couple. This was our fourth time eating in the chef’s kitchen, and it’s always a big treat for us. Greg and I really don’t go out to very often, so when we do, we can justify spending a bit more for high quality food. The food at Volt is always super creative (and the menu is somewhat seasonally-based) and each plate is like a little work of art.
When you eat in the chef’s kitchen, you are presented with two menu options: a 6-course “Kitchen” menu, which features 5 savory courses and 1 dessert or a vegetarian option (also 5 savory courses and 1 dessert). Greg and I have always chosen the Kitchen menu, which is usually full of delicious vegetables as well. The portions are very small- just a few bites each, but the food is so full of flavor that you leave satisfied.
Last night’s menu included a few things that I have had at Volt before, and some that I have not:
We ordered a bottle of Oregon Pinot Noir (will I ever appreciate Pinot from any other region after our honeymoon??)
and munched on some fennel + sea salt bread sticks
They bring around a basket of bread with about 6 different varieties, all of which sound delicious. I almost always get the chive biscuit.
We were brought 3 canapes, and I wish I could remember exactly what they were…
Something with mushroom and bacon (I think), a macaroon, and an oyster-shooter-thingy. Forgive my technical terms for describing these.
Then the courses started coming out… first course: Sashimi of Fluke (great way to start!)
Second course: Goat cheese ravioli
I’ve had the ravioli several times, and it’s always incredibly delicious. I think that Bryan won a challenge on Top Chef for this dish.
Third course: Black cod (probably my least favorite course, even though I love fish. It was a little undercooked.)
Fourth course: Muscovy duck (probably my favorite course)
Fifth course: Jameson Farms lamb (also very tasty!)
Sixth course: Textures of chocolate (mmmmm……)
It’s definitely not the prettiest dessert I’ve ever seen at Volt, but it certainly was delicious!
We were also brought a little plate of handmade chocolates and tiny cookies, but I didn’t get a picture of those (they were gone too quickly!)
You always get a treat to take home for breakfast when you dine at Volt. It’s usually a muffin, but this time they had something new: granola!
I had a little bit of the granola in my smoothie this morning- it was delicious!
We were happy campers.
Time to go carve pumpkins!
Do you go out to eat very often? Is there a restaurant that you “splurge” at occasionally?