On August 13, 2017 Vista’s chef David Collins created a creative Colorado “game” menu for the Chaine des Rotisseurs annual induction dinner. Owner Daryl DeYoung paired each course with a wine off of Vista’s extensive wine list.
With nearly 25,000 members, the Chaîne des Rôtisseurs is an International Association of Gastronomy now established in over 80 countries bringing together enthusiasts who share the same values of quality, fine dining, the encouragement of the culinary arts and the pleasures of the table.
We had 40 Colorado chapter members here at Vista and they enjoyed a 5 course meal, and started the night off with a glass of Pierre Sparr Reserve Brut Champagne and an amuse bouche of housemade flatbread with bella bantum cheese and a local Colorado honeycomb.
The first course was salad. Chef Dave sourced Palisade, Colorado tomatoes from the Edwards Farmers Market and paired that with lemon ricotta mousse, olive pesto, basil pesto, duck cracklings (fried duck skinand topped it with saba and lemon oil. Daryl paired this course with the 2016 Ferry Lacombe Haedus Rose from Provence, France.
The second course was pasta. Chef Dave made a golden beet agnolotti with a goat cheese foam, poached quail egg, pea shoots and browned butter. Daryl paired this course with the 2013 Jordan Chardonnay from Russian River, California.
The third course was fish. Chef Dave took Colorado Striped Bass and wrapped it with speck (smoked prosciutto) and served it with sauteed Olathe, Colorado sweet corn & Hazel Dell Farms organic mushroom. He topped it off with a fried green tomato, chipotle aioli and chive oil. Daryl paired this course with the 2014 Domaine de la Janasse Reserve Cotes du Rhone from Rhone, France.