Since devising a menu is the work of an artist, we did some careful pondering when deciding what to serve the most fastidious arbiters of fine art in the world — Christie's Auction House. Having been given free rein, yet being very aware of their high standards and requirements, we delighted in the challenge of creating a graceful yet dynamic and supremely delicious meal. We are proud to declare that the guests were most impressed and thoroughly enjoyed their luncheon.

  • christies1Red cabbage gazpacho with mustard ice cream
  • christies2Citrus, honey and herb-marinated lobster with mango and avocado
  • christies3Maple-bacon glazed scallops with butternut squash risotto pancakes — frisée and pepper salad
  • christies4Chocolate brownies with raspberries in basil syrup and popcorn ice cream

Amuse-Gueule

  • Soy and fruit-braised beef with pickled carrots
    Red cabbage gazpacho with mustard ice cream
    Spiced foie gras crème brûlée with pineapple salad
    Citrus, honey and herb-marinated lobster with mango and avocado

Luncheon

  • Eggs en cocotte with truffled mushroom, spinach and Parmesan
    Pine Ridge Chenin Blanc-Viognier 2008
  • Maple-bacon glazed scallops with butternut squash risotto pancakes — frisée and pepper salad
  • Gingersnap-spiced Muscovy duck breast with roasted pear and Brussels sprouts
    Pacifico Sur Reserve Pinot Noir 2009
  • Green bean, radish, cherry tomato and radicchio salad with lime-soy dressing
  • Brillat Savarin with rosemary-roasted asparagus
    Le Lingot du Quercy with rosewater-walnut crepes
    Fourme d’Ambert-berried port toast cigars
    Val de Orca Rioja 2004
  • Chocolate brownies with raspberries in basil syrup and popcorn ice cream
    Coffee, teas and tisanes