Bistrot La Minette’s Peter Woolsey will team up with longtime friend Jeremy Nolan, chef at neighboring German restaurant Brauhaus Schmitz, next week for two nights of what he’s billing as “Dinner in Alsace.” The four-course prix fixe dinner, which costs $35 per person, will focus on dishes native to the region in eastern France that borders Germany and shares many of its culinary traditions. Woolsey says that he and Nolan have talked about doing a collaborative dinner for some time. “Alsace is about the greatest opportunity there is to pair up the German and the French,” Woolsey tells Grub. “It’s win-win for everyone.”
On both nights, January 25 and 26, the menu will put forth some dishes that lean more towards Germany and others that lean towards France. Most though, like the coq au Riesling et buewespaetzle, which is essentially coq au vin but with Riesling wine, blur the lines of distinction between the two countries. An optional wine pairing, featuring both German and French wines picked by importer Bob Barett will also be available for an additional $15 per person.
Check out the menu below.
Carrelet au Traminer Poached local fluke, Gewurztraminer Hollandaise glaze, Shallot confit, mushrooms
Coq au Riesling et Buewespaetzle Chicken braised in reisling, potato dumplings, crème fraiche, lardons
Choucroute Garnie Strasbourg sausage, marteau sausage, bacon rasher, sauerkraut, fingerling potato
Tarte au Fromage Blanc Fromage blanc tart, white wine poached pear, white wine reduction