Pre-Thanksgiving Dinner / French 69

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There’s Thanksgiving and then there’s pre-Thanksgiving.  This year I wanted to make sure the traditional was balanced with the not so traditional by dining at Plume before the big “Turkey Day”.  It’s no secret, this is my “go to” spot in DC when I’m in need of my Paris fix without crossing the pond and Wednesday night proved to be the right thing to do.  Here’s the menu inspired by  Chef Jakubiec’s brilliance and the wines paired by sommelier Michael Scaffidi, formerly of The French Laundry. Oh, and do not forget to see Ivan – – his skills in the bar are absolutely amazing!!!! Ask for the “French 69” – my must have drink of the evening.

The Jefferson

 

Chef Jakubiec
Chef Jakubiec

 

Sommelier, Michael Scaffidi
Sommelier, Michael Scaffidi

 

Amuse Bouche
Amuse Bouche

 

Roasted Eggplant Tian
Roasted Eggplant Tian

 

House-made Fettuccine with Braised Rabbit, Seasonal Mushrooms & Mushroom Emulsion
House-made Fettuccine with Braised Rabbit, Seasonal Mushrooms & Mushroom Emulsion

 

Poached Sole Pinwheel with Sole Mousse, Saffron Consomme, Fennel Confit, Peanut Potatoes
Poached Sole Pinwheel with Sole Mousse, Saffron Consomme, Fennel Confit, Peanut Potatoes

 

Venison Loin with Red Cippolini, Butternut Squash, Parsnip, Venison Reduction
Venison Loin with Red Cippolini, Butternut Squash, Parsnip, Venison Reduction

 

Roasted Lamb Medallion with Ratatouille, Baby Eggplant, Licorice Jus
Roasted Lamb Medallion with Ratatouille, Baby Eggplant, Licorice Jus

 

Artisanal Cheese Cart
Artisanal Cheese Cart

 

Merinque Mosaic - Sicilian Pistachio Parfait, Cherry Griottes, Crunchy Muesli
Merinque Mosaic – Sicilian Pistachio Parfait, Cherry Griottes, Crunchy Muesli

 

Prager, Gruner Veltliner, Smaragd, Durnsteiner Zweithaler, Wachau, Austria 2007
Prager, Gruner Veltliner, Smaragd, Durnsteiner Zweithaler, Wachau, Austria 2007

 

'94 Guigal Hermitage
’94 Guigal Hermitage

 

'93 Zilliken Riesling
’93 Zilliken Riesling

 

Ivan & creating my French 69
Ivan & creating my French 69

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