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On the Menu: New England with a French Twist



June 03, 2011


Robert Krajewski and Lynette Mosher At the charming Lily Bistro, husband-and-wife team Robert Krajewski and Lynette Mosher masterfully blend the flavors of the French countryside with locally sourced Maine ingredients. Alums of venerable New England restaurants like Olives, Clio, and Biba, the chefs are returning to the Beard House this Monday with a spring-inspired dinner of their sophisticated bistro fare. Seats are still available, so make your reservation here. (In case you need more convincing, the lovely menu is below.) Hors d’Oeuvre Crispy Head Cheese with Fennel Mustard Fruit Rabbit Terrine with Tarragon, Pickled Grapes, and Brioche Blood Sausage with Potato Confit Petit Moules Frites Smoked Brandade with Green Tomatoes, Red Onion Relish, and Ficelle Pairing: Jelu Torrontés 2010 Dinner Season’s First Baby Vegetables and Grand Aïoli > Carrots, Radishes, Asparagus, Turnips, Sugar Snap Peas, Fingerling Potatoes, and Spring Garlic with Soft-Boiled Egg, Fiore Olive Oil, and Maine Sea Salt Pairing: Château de Bonhoste Bordeaux Blanc 2010 Sweet Pea Gnocchi with Maine Lobster, Lobster Consommé, Peas, and Pea Shoots Pairing: Vincent Raimbault Vouvray Sec 2009 Green Garlic and Potato Purée with Crispy Croutons, Hahn’s End Cheese, and Chive Blossoms Pairing: Anne Pichon Gris Montagne Rosé de Ventoux 2009 Braised Lamb Breast with Sweetbreads, Curry Froth, Heirloom Chickpeas, Cauliflower, Parsley, and Dates; and Lamb Loin in Socca with Cauliflower Purée, Demi-Glace, Cucumbers, and Red Onions Pairing: Domaine de l’Harmas Côtes du Rhône 2009 Chocolate Sablé with Chocolate Mousse, Strawberry Soda, 
Crème Fraîche, Strawberry Ice Cream and Sorbet, and Strawberry Pâte de Fruits Pairing: Le Colture Fagher Brut Prosecco di Valdobbiadene NV