Cache Lights Up Cigars For New Dinner

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Josiah Citrin's Cache, no doubt missing the smell of Schwarzenegger in the morning at his former Schatzi space, is starting monthly cigar dinners at $150 per person. The restaurant is teaming up with neighbor Hollywood Smokes, the veteran Main Street cigar lounge that often looks like a retreat for husbands who were thrown out of the house for smoking in the first place. Following a small cocktail party with hors doeuvres like duck confit croquette, a five-course seasonal meal will be enjoyed, designed by Citrin and chef Nyesha Arrington to match with both wines and three different cigars. The first cigar night will be this Monday at 7:00 p.m., a good thing to remember if you're downwind from the intersection of Main and Marine. Reservations can be made at (310) 399-4800 for Monday's dinner, and the first menu is below.

Cache Cigar Dinner
$150 per person
3110 Main Street, Santa Monica
Monday, November 2, 2009
7:00 p.m

CACHÉ Hors d'oeuvres

Tomato-Goat Cheese Tartlets
Duck Confit Croquet
White Bean Hummus Tarts

First Course

Caramelized Shallot Flatbread
Spicy Soppresata Flatbread
Champagne Brut, Delamotte NV

Second Course

Sweet Onion Parmesan Soup with Shrimp Cake
Max Richter, Riesling, Gracher Himmelreich, Mosel 2006

Third Course

Pumpkin Ravioli
Brown Butter Foam, Sage Oil
Laffourcade, Cabernet Franc, Anjou 2005

Fourth Course

Braised Beef Shortrib
Pearl Onions, Sautéed Mushrooms, Red Wine Sauce
or
Portobello Mushroom Steak
Spinach, Goat Cheese, Herb Sauce
Guido Porro, Barolo 2004

Fifth Course

Chocolate Peanut Butter Crunch
Peanut Butter Caramel, Chocolate Ice Cream
Rivesaltes Ambre , Domaine Fontanel, VDN 1998