Most tasty dinner EVER! Dining at Trokay in Truckee, CA opened my eyes to what a fine dining experience really means. My tongue was not only tantalized by a hundred delicious intense flavors, my eyes were dazzled by the chef's artistic presentation of each course. The background jazz music was perfect for the setting. I selected the $60 Prix Fixe menu, which meant I had to choose between two options for each of the five courses.
For my first course, I selected the Baby Heirloom Beets, which included a variety of heirloom beets, chevre and candied walnuts. The different elements of the course were artistically splayed across a white plate. My second course was the Half Moon Bay Dungeness Crab Salad, which highlighted the taste of the crab in three cylinders of pressed crab. No greens except for a thin smear of pureed lettuce across the white plate. My entrée was the Duo of 35-day Dry Aged Wagu Beef, consisting of a rib eye cube, a braised short rib, creamed stinging nettles, black trumpet mushrooms and pommes Dauphine with Béarnaise. (The other entrée choice for the Prix Fixe menu was Seared Maine Diver Scallops.) My choice for the dessert course was the Deconstructed Pear Tart, which included a flash-frozen raspberry sorbet. All the flavors were incredibly intense.
Between courses, one of the chefs kept bringing different Amuse Bouches, including a Braised Pork Belly with pineapple and a sauce Pinot Noir. Although you can select the chef’s wine pairing for an additional $40, I elected to enjoy an $11 glass of French Pinot Noir which totally complemented the meal.
I have eaten meals in approximately 35 countries around the world and NEVER have I enjoyed a meal more! I hope the attached photos do justice to what I experienced. The portions may appear small but you will be very satisfied by the time you complete all the courses. “Traveling the world one meal at a time…”
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