Walnut Sundae & Chocolate Mint
Hubby took me out for the most incredible meal for my birthday dinner... it was not only delicious, but it was a unique experience from start to finish. Atera opened a little over a year ago, and headed by chef Matthew Lightner, it has been a huge success. The concept is an interesting one -- you make a reservation a month in advance and pre-pay the whole meal. They have two seatings per evening, one at 6:30pm and the other at 9:30pm. Once the big night arrives, guests sit at a table encircling the kitchen, where you can watch the preparation and meticulous plating of every dish. This is a somewhat extravagant experience that is definitely for a special occasion.
|Clockwise: I can't remember what this first snack was!!, Beet "Leather" with luscious berries, |
Sunchoke Kimchi in Vegetable Bullion, Savory "Cannoli"
|Spring Onion with Black Walnut Powder & Dill|
|Clockwise: Japanese Sweet Potato, White Chocolate Birch Ice Cream & Wood Sorrrel, Cracked Egg Ice Cream|
|Walnut & Hazelnut Truffles with Carmel Pretzels|