Carmel’s Casanova Restaurant is throwing a birthday party for Vincent van Gogh on March 30. This quaint restaurant actually hosts the very table from the Auberge Ravoux, where van Gogh dined the summer of 1890 before his death. (Visit Van Gogh’s Table for more information.)
Casanova’s executive chef, Johnny de Vivo, will prepare a five-course meal for van Gogh’s birthday. The menu reflects the artist’s life and work, translated into a culinary creation with fresh, local ingredients. Dinner is at 7:00 and is available for $75 per person, with wine pairings chosen by beverage director Jeff Birkemeier for an additional $40.
Take a peek at the mouthwatering menu . . .
The Van Gogh Birthday Menu:
Tartelette au Tournesol
sunflower tart with rhubarb, absinthe mascarpone, & dandelion crisp
Le Crabe Renversé
upside-down crab with artichoke & green garlic remoulade
Retour de la Chasse
venison sausage, red cabbage, Vidalia onions, & walnut cream
absinthe & lemon sorbet
Les Mangeurs de Pommes de Terre
three variations of potato, braised lamb shank, & carrots
Casanova Restaurant is on Fifth Avenue, between Mission and San Carlos, in Carmel. 831-625-0501. www.casanovarestaurant.com. Call Casanova’s Special Events Department at 831-625-2727 to make reservations.