The dinner not only included succulent duck and buttery shrimp, it took place in the magical courtyard of Soho Beach House where couches serve as seats and twinkling trees light the plates.
Of the seven drinks, Napoleon's Garden was perhaps the most tasty. Made with Buffalo Trace bourbon, Mandarine Napoleon, lemon juice, simple syrup, whipped egg whites and a sprig of thyme, these babies were easy to slurp down.
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The Coco Napoleon drank like an appetizer. It wasn't too sweet, but it was smooth with a delightful and slight aftertaste. It was made with Mandarine Napoleon (of course), coconut milk, Martinique spiced sugar cane syrup, fresh squeezed lemon juice, mint leaves, and a dash of orange bitters.
The three course meal started with this refreshing snapper carpaccio and shaved fennel salad with a Mandarine Napoleon citron dressing. The risotto with shrimp, butternut squash, a Mandarine Napoleon butter and a mandarin and tarragon finish stole the show. The main course was a perfectly cooked roasted duck breast with caramelized endives and Mandarine Napoleon sauce. Dessert also used Mandarine Napoleon to create wonderful chocolate treats.
Now we just have to learn to make these wonderful drinks at home or find our way back to the Soho Beach House to gulp down a bunch more!