10, Aug 2007
Barking Frog

Barking Frog in Woodinville, at Willows Lodge next to the Herbfarm. E and I went and had:
Russell Creek Sangiovese
Sashimi Ahi Poke. Local radish & cucumber, Hawaiian sea salt, jalapeno-watermelon sorbet. Ahi on a bed of diced cucumbers and radish, presented in what looked almost like a layered cake, though it fell apart once you dug in.
Dungeness Crab Beignet. Mango, baby frisee, toasted coconut & almonds.
Seared Sea Bass & Lobster Ravioli. Mascarpone & tarragon lobster ravioli, baby spinach, oyster mushrooms, lobster butter broth.
Grilled Kurobota Pork Chop. Sage & yukon potato pillows, asparagus, prosciutto di parma, peccorino gran cru, balsamic reduction.
Chocolate Cherry Bombe. Chocolate mousse, cherry-pinot confiture, amaretto truffle. The confiture was a gelled cherry square, almost like a very upscale gumdrop (that kind of chewy fruity consistency).