Last night, Foodbuzz Fest weekend started off unofficially with a group dinner! I hadn’t been back in a few years, so it was nice to revisit Millennium Restaurant. The last time, I sat at the bar with appetizers and drinks.
The restaurant was extremely generous with the group, reserving their back room just for us! They also brought out plates and plates for our sampling.
– House-Made Pickled Vegetables
– Herb Marinated Olives
– Bread with a Lentil Spread
– Seared Brassicas
– Crusted Oyster Mushrooms
– Roasted Carrots
Crusted Oyster Mushrooms: chickpea flour & thyme dredge, sea vegetable noodle salad with ginger aioli, sweet & spicy chile jam
These were a nice surprise, and now I know what to make when we grow our own!
After sharing all of the above with the table, surprisingly I had room for my main course! I ordered the Maple Roasted Blue Banana Squash: hazelnut-farro “risotto,” beets + red wine reduction, warm baby artichoke, braised fennel & treviso salad with smoked tofu.
One word: Outstanding! I’m looking forward to the rest of the weekend, but for now, I have eight more hours of work to get through!