Marche Moderne, Costa Mesa CA
Tasted Thursday, October 14, 2010 by Frank Murray III with 485 views
Jim and Gloria Mack visited the OC this week and we were able to join them for a small group dinner at what I think is one of the best places in the OC, Marche Moderne (http://www.marchemoderne.net/). They built for us one helluva great tasting menu that did a fine job of supporting the Jemrose wines, along with a few non-Jemrose wines. I think the world of Jim and Gloria, not only for their kindness and warmth, but their desire to build a better and better expression of what the Bennett Valley can do with rhone varietals (http://www.jemrosewines.com/). This was a tremendous evening, as you can view through the photos and the tasting notes below. You'll note in the flights that Jim used a non-Jemrose wine as a comparison, just some hum drum stuff from France (!). Thanks to all who came, thank you Jim and Gloria for making it a great Thursday night!
Tuna Crudo, carmelized onion jam, yuzu yogury spheres
Tarragon roasted octopus, sauce choron "N2O", truffled pommes pont neuf
Perdo Jimenez roasted duck breast, crushed cauliflower, olives and dates
Roasted lamb ribeye, basque piperade, shishito pepper and coriander emulsion