The Royce at the Langham, Pasadena {restaurant} – Champagne Wishes

Royce at Langham - osetra caviar

The only fitting finale to an unbelievably blessed year in which so many — forgive me for this — Champagne wishes and caviar dreams came true: New Year’s Eve sitting at the Chef’s Table at The Royce. …

{As a note, I should have added something to the photo above as a comparison for how large those oyster shells, and thus the tins of caviar, are. The tins were the size of the palm of my hand, which means the oyster shells were as large as cereal bowls!}

Amuse Bouche

freeze-dried radish, foie gras with sea water gelee, butternut squash soup
Royce at Langham - butternut squash soup and foie gras

Caviar

osetra caviar with chopped egg, shallots, chives (one entire tin of caviar per person!)
Royce at Langham - caviar service

Caviar

Royce at Langham - caviar prep

Caviar

Royce at Langham - caviar on buckwheat crepes

Caviar

Royce at Langham - caviar plated

25 Year Old Oyster

bacon toast with truffle butter and roasted 25 year old oyster
Royce at Langham - 25 year old oyster on truffle butter

25 Year Old Oyster

Royce at Langham - 25 year old oyster on truffle butter

Scallop and White Truffle

scallop on the plancha, piquillo-Iberico ham piperade, endive-jasmine rice jus toasted herb, shaved white truffle
Royce at Langham - scallop white truffle

Scallop and White Truffle

scallop on the plancha, piquillo-Iberico ham piperade, endive-jasmine rice jus toasted herb, shaved white truffle
Royce at Langham - scallop white truffle

Turbot Thai Mango

grilled day boat Brittany wild turbot, hen of the woods mushrooms, find and mustard greens croquette, Thai mango
Royce at Langham - Turbot

Turbot Thai Mango

grilled day boat Brittany wild turbot, hen of the woods mushrooms, find and mustard greens croquette, Thai mango
Royce at Langham - Turbot plate with croquette

Turbot Thai Mango

grilled day boat Brittany wild turbot, hen of the woods mushrooms, find and mustard greens croquette, Thai mango
Royce at Langham - Turbot plated

Truffle Black Diamond

Perigord black truffle wrapped in puff pastry
Royce at Langham - Truffle Puff Pastry

Truffle Black Diamond

Perigord black truffle wrapped in puff pastry
Royce at Langham - Truffle Puff Pastry

Truffle Black Diamond

Perigord black truffle wrapped in puff pastry
Royce at Langham - Truffle Puff Pastry

Truffle Black Diamond

whole Perigord black truffle inside!
Royce at Langham - Truffle Puff Pastry, cut open

Wagyu Foie Gras

roasted Wagyu ribeye cap, foie gras, steamed broccolini
Royce at Langham - Wagyu Ribeye Cap, Foie Gras

Wagyu Foie Gras

roasted Wagyu ribeye cap, foie gras, steamed broccolini
Royce at Langham - Wagyu Ribeye Cap, Foie Gras

Wagyu Foie Gras

roasted Wagyu ribeye cap, foie gras, steamed broccolini
Royce at Langham - Wagyu Ribeye Cap, Foie Gras

Venison Plantain Bourbon

roasted young venison loin, plantain confit, mashed parsnips, carrot Bourbon sauce
Royce at Langham - Venison Loin

Venison Plantain Bourbon

roasted young venison loin, plantain confit, mashed parsnips, carrot Bourbon sauce
Royce at Langham - Venison Loin

White Truffle

Royce at Langham - white truffle

Goat Tomme White Truffle

tomme de chevre, Crispin apple, honey, chaved hazelnuts, Piemonte white truffle
Royce at Langham - goat cheese apple, truffle

Goat Tomme White Truffle

tomme de chevre, Crispin apple, honey, chaved hazelnuts, Piemonte white truffle
Royce at Langham - goat cheese apple, truffle

Chocolate Chestnut

chocolate and chestnut dessert
Royce at Langham - dessert chestnut chocolate

Chocolate Chestnut

gold leaf on the chocolate dessert
Royce at Langham - chocolate dessert, gold leaf

Petit Fours

Royce at Langham - petit fours

Chocolates

Royce at Langham - chocolates

Tasting Menu

Royce at Langham - tasting menu at the chef's table

Chef David Feau

Royce at Langham -  chef david feau

Champagne in Glasses

deutz and gosset champagnes

L d’Harbonville Champagne 1988

l d' harbonville-1988-champagne

Pouring Chamapgne into Flutes

pouring champagne into flutes

Dom Perignon 2002, Andy Warhol Edition

dom-perignon-warhol-2002-yellow

The Royce
at the Langham Hotel
1401 South Oak Knoll Ave
Pasadena, CA 91106
626.585.6410
www.roycela.com

chef’s table with le ben and friends, saturday december 31, 2011

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  • http://www.thecattylife.com/ catty

    Happy new year! I love the step by step pics and various angles.. anything to prolong the joy, right? 

  • http://www.thecattylife.com/ catty

    BTW your birth year was like, ’85 right? :)

  • http://simonsayseat.net/ Simon

    The luxuriousness of this meal is absolutely ridiculous. 3k+ in wine alone for one night plus probably the same amount in caviar and truffles? I’m speechless.

  • http://lostpastremembered.blogspot.com/2011/08/history-of-pizza-and-robiola-portobello.html Deana@lostpastremembered

    I can’t conceive of that dinner…the food the wines… what the heck is a 25 year  old oyster??? Are they the size of chickens?  you must have had the best time… may 12 be as wonderful!

  • http://twitter.com/KaveyF Kavita

    Never come across the idea of 25 year old oyster before!

  • http://betivanilla.blogspot.com/ beti

    everything is so fancy and beautiful! the truffles wrapped in puff pastry must have been delicious!

  • http://twitter.com/jzderf john zhu

    WHOA. How much was this tasting menu? seems like non-stop premium ingredients one after the other. 

  • Theoretical Shopaholic

    Wow. I’ve eaten a lot of truffles, but never an entire one wrapped in pastry. It’s almost, god help me, too much.

  • Jeffherman7

    yeah i definitely understand everything other than the 25 year old oyster

  • http://twitter.com/tarametblog Tara Settembre

    Wow, I’m sooo jelous! Great photos.

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