Despite what the supermarket aisle may lead you to believe, there's more to an animal than neatly wrapped styrofoam trays of meat. From tongue to tail, offal (pronounced awful) encompasses all those taboo edibles that don't make the cut at your local grocer. Just Offal is here to explore these oft-neglected byproducts of butchering, featuring different offal meals from establishments across the valley.
This week's we're bringing you something a little different than the usual offal fare. The charming French bistro, Petite Maison, has announced its first-ever Offal Halloween Dinner!
On October 31st, PM will open its doors to offal-loving ghouls intent on gobblin' up a different sort of menu. In celebration of the mischievous Halloween season, the chef has crafted a decadent four-course menu celebrating the most mysterious of meats.
The thought of foie gras crème brulee is already making our mouths water, but we'll let Petite Maison's impressive Offal Halloween Dinner menu fully lure you to the dark side.
More ghoulish meat treats after the jump.
First Course: Country Style Head Cheese with Grilled Rustic Bread, Cumberland Sauce and Spicy Mustard Wine pairing: Igni Blanc/Colombard - '08 UBY - Cote de Gascogne
Trotter and Sweetbread Crepinette with Fried Chicharones
Wine pairing: Pinot Noir - '07 Latour Domaine de Valmoissine - Burgundy
Sous Vide Veal Tongue with Crispy Bone Marrow and Foie Gras Jus
Wine pairing: Cabernet/Shiraz - '07 Villa San-Juliette - Paso Robles
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Sonoma Foie Gras Crème Brulee
Wine pairing: Sauternes - '05 Maison Nicolas Reserve - Sauternes
The four course dinner will run you $49, with optional wine pairings for an additional $25.
Chow Bella will be sending yours truly to sample the offal fare and report back on all the delicious blood and guts the following week. Hopefully some of you intrepid souls can conquer your fear and joining me for this Halloween treat (or trick, depending on how you feel about crispy bone marrow and sweetbreads....mmm).
Reservations are required and space is limited, so reserve your spot by contacting Petite Maison at 480-991-6887.