On Monday night, when I was recovering from my vacation by gazing longingly at photographs of the Costa Rican beaches, my intrepid understudy Robin was hard at work at Jardinière, sampling her way through the restaurant's new Monday night menu, a $45 prix-fixed four-course meal (with wine!) with a theme that changes weekly. For the kick-off they served a Oaxacan meal comprised of ceviche, cactus-and-white-bean soup and duck in black mole, concluding with cinnamon churros and Oaxacan hot chocolate. I am a little bit sorry to have missed this one, to be perfectly honest, but another chance—three more, actually—exists. For the remaining Monday nighs in March, here's the line-up:
March 16, the four-course meal will be devoted to meats from Devil's Gulch Ranch, beginning with charcuterie made from DG pork, followed by a DG rabbit salad, a DG lamb, white bean and kale râgout and, to conclude, a rhubarb crostada with crème fraiche ice cream.
March 23, Jardinière goes to Dordogne—think Cassoulet and a walnut tart with prune-armagnac ice cream. Yes please.
March 30, the restaurant will celebrate the food of the Savoie region of France, serving an aspargus salad, roast chicken and potatoes and biscuits de Savoie.
Did we mention the menu is $45 for four courses? And that it includes wine?