While music has accompanied banquets since antiquity, it was not until the 16th century that the term Tafelmusik (also “Musik zur Tafel” and “Musique de table”) appears, designating the genre of background music for dining. One of the most famous examples in the genre is the three-volume Musique de table (1733) by Georg Philipp Telemann. In honor of the 250th anniversary of Telemann’s death, we feature his music at tonight’s banquet. The four performers are Akiko Tarumoto, violin; Johnny Lee, violin; Gloria Lum, cello; and Arthur Omura, harpsichord. Please click here to learn more about the music selection and performer biographies.
Crushed Avocado and Sweet Baby Tomato Crostini (V)
Spicy Tuna Chip with Ponzu and Karashi
Fig with Buratta and Prosciutto (GF)
Beer, Wine (red and white), Iced Tea, Lemonade, and Water
Grilled Peach Salad (VL) (GF)
Grilled Free Stone Peaches, Bellweather Farms Ricotta, Rocket, and Pine Nuts, with Banyuls Black Pepper Gastrique
Pacific Trail Elk (GF)
Elk (Cut to be Determined), Plum-Port Reduction, Artichoke, with Ramps, Edible Flowers, Peas, and Pea Tendrils
Pacific Trail Artichoke (V) (GF)
Artichoke, Lemon Risotto, Ramps, Edible Flowers, Peas and Pea Tendrils finished with a Plum-Port Gastrique
Black Forest Panna Cotta (VL)
Crème Fraiche Panna Cotta with Brooks Cherries and Double Chocolate Brownie Crumbles
(V) = vegan; (VL) is a vegetarian item that contains dairy and/or eggs.
Executive Chef Michael “Meesh” Montygierd