Fort Lauderdale

June 1, 2011

Wine Dinner at The Pillars in Fort Lauderdale

A member of the Small Luxury Hotels of the World, The Pillars in Fort Lauderdale is a hidden gem sitting pretty on the intracoastal. I attended a wine dinner last week at the hotel’s restaurant, The Secret Garden. Approriately named, eating in the dining room is very much like being in a secret garden. The restaurant itself is not open to the public, this jewel is reserved for hotel guests and members of The Secret Garden Dining Society. For information regarding the private dining club I recommend contacting the hotel directly.

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Oyster Ceviche

Scallops and Caviar

Butter Poached Columbia River Sturgeon,

lemon infused nettle puree, apple salad, citrus vinaigrette

Pan Seared Duck Breast

roasted sweet potatoes, apple wood smoked bacon, brussels sprouts

with an aigre doux sauce

Foie Gras and Braised Oxtail

bone marrow, pearl onions, cherries, wild mushrooms in natural jus

“Kit Kat” Ganache Crisp

white chocolate, milk chocolate, dark chocolate and fresh berries

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The Pillars Hotel 111 North Birch Road, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304 (954) 467-9639
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