Most first birthday parties suck. There are crying toddlers everywhere who aren’t nearly sentient enough to appreciate the kid-friendly entertainment, there’s some artificially-dyed cartoon character that you’re too old to recognize on the mediocre sheet cake, and buying a present for someone who learned object permanence two weeks prior is largely pointless. Terrine’s first birthday party isn’t going to suck.
The inaugural project from Bombet Hospitality Group officially turns one on December 14, and to celebrate, chef Kris Morningstar is cooking a six-course tasting menu of his greatest hits. To start, there’s fluke crudo artfully blanketed with watermelon radish, followed by octopus with burrata, truffle rice agnolotti, Garbure—a hearty French stew decked out with ham and duck confit—the ultra-indulgent, truffle-stuffed Tournedos Rossini, and for the coup de grace, some classic French profiteroles. But don’t take our word for it—check out the full menu below.
The menu costs $65 per person and will be available Monday, December 14 from 5:30-11 p.m and pairings from wine director Francois Renaud will be available for an additional $35. And if liquor is your fancy, barman Ryan Wainright will also be mixing up some of his greatest hits throughout the year including a Rosewater sour and his signature gin Martini with orange bitters.
This isn’t the first time Morningstar has played around with a tasting menu at Terrine either: Every Monday night the chef offers a market-driven menu showing off the season’s best offerings for $65. But now that there’s a celebration afoot, you have a valid excuse to leave your Lean Cuisines in the freezer and hit Melrose for six courses of indulgent French grub.