Valentine's Day - The River Cafe


February 14, 2023


Caviar Egg
Pacific Sturgeon caviar, fine herb flan,
house smoked steelhead trout


Bay Scallops
sautéed Nantucket Bay scallops, Maine uni emulsion,
cauliflower purée, fresh Perigord black truffle and white soy dressing


Chilled Shellfish
sea scallop ceviche, mango and lime, Australian abalone with citrus ponzu sauce,
Kumamoto Oysters on the half shell, cucumber Champagne mignonette


Hot Foie Gras
sauteéd duck foie gras, poached quince brûlée,
pistachio pain perdu, quince vinegar reduction


Wild Shrimp
Pacific blue shrimp, Maryland crabmeat tortellini,
green chick pea purée, smoked paprika shrimp sauce


Pear Salad
warm poached Anjou pear, Di Palo burrata, white balsamic vinaigrette,
baby romaine, curly frisée, crisp pork guanciale, sourdough crisps


Gnocchi and Truffles
handmade ricotta gnocchi, Chanterelle mushrooms,
sage brown butter, Perigord winter black truffles shaved tableside


Wagyu Steak Tartare
hand cut Kobe style beef with quail egg,
Cognac gelée, traditional garnish, toast points


Portuguese octopus a la plancha, black garlic,
basil emulsion, zucchini, crisp potato

Caviar Service
Caspian Golden Osetra, Acipenser Gueldenstaedtii, (Germany) $ 180.00 per ounce
Siberian Sturgeon, Acipenser Baerii, (Germany) $ 95.00 per ounce
each served with traditional garniture, toast points, tiny corn pancakes


Filet Mignon Wellington
individually prepared with Hudson Valley foie gras,
mushroom duxelles, crisp pastry crust, Pinot Noir sauce


pan roasted Colorado rack of lamb, merguez sausage, “stuffed” baby eggplant,
English pea purée, natural lamb reduction


char grilled Niman Ranch strip steak,
red wine braised prime beef short rib and marrow, smoked shallot Béarnaise


pan roasted Fallow venison loin, chestnut spaetzle
roasted root vegetables, lingonberry natural jus


Crescent Farms duck breast, spiced cider crust, confit risotto cake,
pomegranate gastrique, foie gras sauce, brussel sprout leaves


Mediterranean sea bass fillet, wild shrimp crust,
lemon, olive oil and saffron nage, classic Romesco sauce, Romanesco cauliflower


poached Nova Scotia lobster tail, lobster cake,
creamed spinach and swiss chard, sweet and sour butternut squash, Ver Jus sauce


Black Sea Bass
wild Atlantic bass, lobster brown butter, white asparagus,
fennel lobster croquette

~Vegetarian Menu available on request~


Dessert Trio

passion fruit tartlet, toasted coconut crust
classic chocolate Marquise Brooklyn Bridge, macadamia ganache
strawberry ice pop, strawberry streusel

Handmade chocolates and confections

Fixed Price $ 225.00

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