French Polynesian Epicurean Adventure - February 2019

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While Michael's On East typically offers a traditional French Epicurean Adventure each February, this year Chef Jamil and his team decided to seek inspiration from Selby Gardens' Gauguin: Voyage to Paradise exhibition, creating French Polynesian-themed $19.95 two-course lunch and $38.95 three-course dinner menus available through February at the fine dining restaurant.

STARTERS

Poisson Cru Martini
Coconut-Lime Ahi Tuna Ceviche, European Cucumber,
Chilis, Tomato Concassé, Scallions & Crispy Plantains

Pulled-Pork Slider
Slow-Roasted Pork on a Hawaiian Roll with Island Jicama Slaw

ENTREES

Tahitian Pan-Seared Mahi-Mahi
Roasted Baby Rainbow Carrots & Broccolini,
Sweet Vanilla Bean Coconut Sauce, Peruvian Green Rice
& Crispy Chimichurri Taro Chips 

Guava BBQ Pork Tenderloin
Purple Yam Purée, Roasted Butternut Squash,
Baby Zucchini & Crispy Shallots

Grilled Maple Leaf Farm Duck Breast
Pineapple Glaze, Forbidden Coconut Black Rice,
Sweet Coriander Acorn Squash,
Confit Cherry Tomatoes & Grilled Pineapple

DESSERTS

Hazelnut Paris-Brest
Choux Pastry & Cassis Coulis 

Maracaibo Chocolate Cremeux
Raspberries & Chocolate Sable Shell

LUNCH ENTREES

Tahitian Coconut-Poached Scottish Salmon
Roasted Plum Tomatoes & Yellow Peppers,
Jasmine Rice, Fresh Cilantro & Lime-Coconut Sauce

Bora Bora Grilled Pineapple Chicken
Sweet Fried Bananas, Turmeric-Scented
Lemon-Roasted Potatoes & Grilled Vegetables

DESSERTS

Hazelnut Paris-Brest
Choux Pastry & Cassis Coulis

Maracaibo Chocolate Cremeux
Raspberries & Chocolate Sable Shell

WINES

Riesling “Prickly”, Frisk, AU, 2017
Cotes du Rhône, Andre Brunel, FR, 2016

Recipe: Tahitian Coconut-Poached Salmon
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