With the addition of Chef Eric Sell, Javier’s closed down this week in preparation of revealing the new menu he’s developed, reopening today, Thursday January 23rd.
Last night, select people in the area were invited for a private 5-course tasting of the menu, and I luckily got to be a part of it. As promised, I have returned with images (thanks to the wonderful Deanna Fox), and a little preview of the types of new menu items you can expect to see starting tonight!
First Course: Chorizo and lobster with pickled fennel and hollandaise
Second Course: Tuna crudo with capers, olive puree, shiso, and pickled jalapeno
Third Course: Poached Pear Salad with frisee, goat cheese fondue, lardon, mint vinaigrette
Fourth Course: Roasted Monkfish with sauce caruso
Fifth Course: Argentinian churrasco, wagyu skirt steak, avocado mousse, horseradish crema
Javier and Chef Eric Sell
The evening was wonderful, with great company and fabulous food. While I thought the food was exquisite here under Chef Brian Bowden, I’m confident that Chef Eric Sell will carry Javier’s with his creativity and attention to detail.
Need more information about this stellar evening of food and drink? Visit my friend Deanna Fox’s article on the Times Union!