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New Year's Dinner 2006
  December 2006  

Las Vegas Rising Star Chef Sven Mede has been mentored by Raymond Blanc and Charlie Trotter. Now, as Executive Chef of Michael Mina's Nob Hill in Las Vegas, his dishes aptly reflect a deep respect for products, a commitment to clean flavors, and close attention to seasonality. Mede has created a Champagne-paired 9-course tasting menu to bring in the New Year with recipes conveniently customized to entertain a party of ten. The heavenly progression of Mede’s delicately-composed dishes keeps you in anticipation of the next course. The parade of small portions, intensely flavored with reduced stocks, keeps you from slipping into the usual holiday food-coma induced by overly rich dishes and large portions. The Champagnes, like the courses, gradually crescendo to a finale with refreshing Meyer lemon ice cream sandwiched between delicate chocolate shortbread. Pick and choose dishes with their perfectly-suited bubbly to create your own New Year's menu, or go all out with a decadent 9-course tasting menu!


Chef Sven Mede of Nob Hill - Las Vegas, NV

» Marinated Hawaiian Tuna, Santa Barbara Sea Urchin, Sunchoke, Spicy Cucumber
Egly-Ouriet Blanc de Noirs Brut

» Seared Maine Diver Scallop, Poached Quail Egg, Kalamata Olives, Sevruga Caviar
Pierre Peters ‘Cuvée de Réserve’ Blanc de Blancs Oger

» White Asparagus Cappuccino, Pickled Rhubarb, Smoked Trout Roe
Deutz Brut

» Crispy Veal Sweetbreads, Morel Mushrooms, Roasted Beets, Minus Eight Vinaigrette
René Geoffroy Brut Rosé Cumières

» Duet of Foie Gras, Pineapple Tapioca, Cinnamon-Almond Bread
Jean Milan ‘Tendresse Sec’ Oger

» Roasted Black Bass, Cilantro Couscous, Eggplant, Tapenade Beurre Blanc
Henri Billiot ‘Cuvée Laetetia’ Champagne

» Vermont Quail Breast, Purple Potatoes, Kumquats, Huckleberry Jus
Bollinger ‘Grande Année’ Champagne 1997

» Grilled Niman Ranch Veal Loin, Fava Beans, Polenta Cake, Caper-Sage Reduction
Perrier-Jouët ‘Fleur de Champagne’
Epernay 1996

» Warm Peanut Butter-Chocolate Cake, Meyer Lemon Ice Cream Sandwich
Mumm’s ‘Joyesse’ Demi Sec Reims

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