Health care reform may not yet be a slam dunk for the President, but sinking was a theme on the menu at the Democratic Party fundraiser last night at the Fontainebleau Hotel on South Beach.
A source present at the affair reports that guests enjoyed a three-course dinner, including tomato and eggplant terrine with white balsamic vinaigrette and goat cheese toast, filet mignon with wild mushrooms and gnocchi ragout, and for dessert, a "Sinking Chocolate Ball." There was also a choice of fish, which we hear was very good.
Having not contributed the minimum $500-a-pop to attend, it's hard to assess the performance, but menu design sounds about right. No extravagant ingredients, no ruffled feathers. And heck, we deserve some credit for working our connections on the inside.
UPDATE: The Fontainebleau just got in touch with the full menu, after the jump.
Artisan Breads and Vermont Butter
Baby Heirloom Tomato Salad
Pressed Tomato Jelly, Goat Cheese Mousse, White Balsamic Dressing
Slow Cooked Beef Tenderloin
Sautéed Forest Mushrooms, Ragout of Gnoccetti, Organic Pea Tendrils
Melting Chocolate Sphere
Chocolate Fondant, Gianduja Mousse
Mango Coulis & Crusty Crumble with Warm Chocolate Sauce
Arabica Coffee and Selection of Teas
All guests received a Fontainebleau Signature Chocolate Gift from Solo Patisserie
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