Hovey's new tasting menu, a luxury on a plate

2006-11-01, from Member
October 31st, 2006 - Manoir Hovey, the five-star inn and restaurant in North Hatley, is well known for its Discovery Menus - which often showcase rare Eastern Townships ingredients such as wild ginger, wild mushrooms and bullrush. Now it is innovating once again. Its new tasting menu, to be launched on Friday, November 10, is as luxe as it gets. “We wanted each of the eight courses to include one decadent ingredient, that will evoke luxury in the minds of our guests”, says chef Francis Wolf, who developed the winning menu.

Dinner starts off with caviar topped with ethereal potato foam, paired by sommelier Jean-Denis Côté with a flute of Bollinger Cuvée Spéciale champagne. Other courses include marinated Beausoleil oysters and terrine of foie gras.

Pastry chef Angèle Racicot alternates a layer of Valhrona's Guanaja chocolate - one of the world's finest - with pears in the menu's millefeuille dessert, matched with the prestigious Banyuls from the Domaine de la Rectorie. Dinner ends on a high note with delicate jellied crystals of icewine.

This eight-course menu costs $90 per person (plus tax and tip), or $150 per person (plus tax and tip) with the pairing of wine with each course.

The fresh white truffles (just flown in from Alba, Italy) shaved tableside onto the cauliflower risotto are optional and cost an additional $37 per person.
Source:

Melissa Provencher
Manoir Hovey
phone: (819) 842-2421
email: melissa@manoirhovey.com


 
 

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