Now that the new year is here to stay, healthy eating habits are on the minds of many people. Stonehill Tavern at the St. Regis Monarch Beach is introducing the Vegetable Discovery Tasting Menu, featuring innovative preparations of seasonal vegetables. Starting on January 22 and running through March 31, the specialty tasting menu is the first in a series of discovery menus from Executive Chef Raj Dixit.
Eating a diet rich in vegetables and fruits as part of an overall healthy diet may protect against certain types of cancers
The menu at Stone Hill encompasses fresh, seasonal produce from the central coast of California, prepared using elevated cooking techniques. From beets and black truffles to turnips and wild mushrooms, the dinner will feature a series of amuse bouche, tastes, specialty dishes and dessert inspired by the region’s harvest.
Sample dishes from vegetable tasting menu
- porcini mushrooms and burdock root roasted over White BinchotanJapanese charcoal, wrapped in cherry blossom leaves, and served with house-fermented chia-hemp seed moromi miso;
- farmhouse coddled egg with caramelized sunchokes and freshly shaved winter black truffles; and 21 vegetables simmered in their own juice prepared en papillote and cut tableside.
Dinners are always paired will with a cocktail. Biodynamic wines from Booker and Bonny Doon Vineyard, herbal-infused specialty cocktails, kombucha tastings and hand-tied teas will accompany the discovery menu.
The Vegetable Discovery Tasting Menu is $125 per person. Beverage pairings are an additional $75 per person.