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Eater Inside: The Monday Room

[Kalina, 1/7/07.]

Somewhat quietly, Public has opened The Monday Room in the Nolita space adjacent to the main entrance to the restaurant. It's part wine bar and part living room -- two venues that generally work quite well together and, actually, are not paired that often. The Public team describes the inspiration for the venus as such:

The Monday Room allows us to invite people into the type of private environment that we have been enjoying amongst ourselves, friends and staff in the off hours- experiencing the wine and food with more information sharing, more variety, and more consciousness of how the food and wine may work together. Basically, this is our collective living room where we can share a more layered and personal wine experience.
Tasting flights, a rotating wine list and food pairings are all in store.

Design is by AvroKO, obvs. As for the name, it comes from a gent in New Zealand, and friend of Public, who had a room in his offices where he'd go to drink on Mondays. Genius, if true.


MONDAY ROOM WINES
Biondina" Colombard 2003. Adelaide Hills
Isabel State. Sauvignon Blanc 2003. Marlborough
Kumeu River. Chardonay 2004.
Pazo de Señorans 2004. Rias Baixas
Rafael Palacios. As Sortes 2005. Valdeorras
Chateau Musar White. 1998. Beeka Valley
Raymond Quénard Chinig Veilles Vignes. 2005
Françios Cazin. Cour-Cheverny Cuvée Renaissance 2004
Damien Laureau. Savennieres 2003
Benedict de Rycke, Coteaux du Loir 2005
Domaine Julien Meyer, Gewurztraminer "Heissenberg" 2000. Alsace
Jacques Puffeney. Arbois Blanc Savagnin 2002
Colette Ferret. Pouilly Fuissé, "Les Perrieres" 2002

Domaine du Bagnol. Cassis Blanc 2004
Domaine Ostertag. Sylvaner Veilles Vignes 2005. Alsace
Tenuta Carreta. Roero Arneis 2004
Caldaro "Vial" Pinot Blanc 2004. Alto Adigio
Santa Barbara. Tardivo ma non Tardo. Verdichio di Castelli do Jessi 2002
Johan Donabaum. Offenberg Smaragd Riesling 2004.Wachau
Stadlmann. Rotgipfler Tagdsteiner 2005
Gerovassiliou Malagousia 2005. Macedonia
Alban Vineyards, Viognier 2005. Central Coast

FORTIFIED WINES
Churchills 20 Years Tawny Port
Quinta do Noval 1995. Vintage Port
Downs 1991. Vintage Port
Smith Woodhouse 1985. Vintage Port
Mas Amiel. Maury
Pastrana. Manzanilla Pasada
Hidalgo. Amontillado Napoleón
Gonzalez Byass. Apostoles Palo Cortado
Emilio Lustau. Almacenista Oloroso "Pata Gallina García"

IN THE MOOD FOR TEMPRANILLO
Miguel Merino Reserva 1998. Rioja
Matarromera. Crianza 2001. Ribera del Duero
Elias Mora Crianza 2001. Toro
La Rioja Alta Gran Reserva "904" 1995. Rioja
Neo 2002. Ribera del Duero
San Román 2002. Toro

THE MONDAY ROOM CANAPE MENU

Stilton on saffron soda bread with chili poached quince
$5.00

Raw Tasmanian sea trout with picallili, shichimi, and a two slice pile up
$6.00

Grilled yabby with aleppo butter
$5.00

Glazed eel with pickled bean sprouts and soft boiled quail egg (2)
$3.50

Sea urchin custard with lobster and lime
$6.50
and caviar
$18.00

Scotch egg with cucumber and pomegranate salad
$4.25

Grilled pork belly with quince alioli and chicharron (2)
$3.25

Duck and Foie gras ballotine with mango chutney (2)
$4.00

Smoked New Zealand venison carpaccio with licorice pickled onions
$5.00

3 hand-made chocolates
$4.00

Mini muscavado pavlova with pink peppercorn fromage blanc, cranberries
$2.00

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