The octopus salad that followed was served with baba ganoush and paprika that we were instructed to dab the octopus in. I felt a bit bad for the octopus having to follow the caviar and lobster. It was a bit like Anne Murray having to follow Barbra Streisand.
The Diver Scallop is served on their original shells. The Scallop is sitting atop a Fennel and Blood Orange reduction. The beautiful bowl is laser crafted from Himalayan Salt and served warm. Under the Diver Scallop Shell was this beautiful pile of salt (that I was caught playing with). Kosher Salt, Bay Leaves, Fennel and Celery Seed is roasted. The warm bowl allows the roasted salt's perfume to add another flavor to this dish.
We have another six courses to go. I'll see you for Part 2 tomorrow