Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Our New Fall Menu Is Here

The days and nights are cooler and they're here to stay for awhile. Our fall/winter menu is sure to tempt the chilled traveler or local patron looking for warmth, a blazing fire in the fireplace and good food & drink.

We heard your comments and our Black Bean Soup is back! This hearty soup is filled with ham, beef & sausage - and, oh yes, black beans. We've added a cool weather salad - our Harvest Salad with sliced almonds, sun dried cranberries, bacon & jack cheese. The romaine & mixed greens are tossed with a warm citrus vinaigrette just before serving. You can enjoy the salad plain, but it is best topped with our duck breast.

Our new Sausage Sandwich is sure to be a winner. The sweet Italian sausage is grilled and served on a toasted ciabatta - topped with our new red onion apple chutney.

It's a little difficult to dress up a turkey burger, but we have found a way... a little provolone cheese, some sauteed mushrooms and a hint of chipotle sauce with a final grilling on marble rye. This is really good!!

Our fish selection is getting better... and bigger... all the time. We've added a Pan-Seared Sea Bass with a miso wasabi glaze and it melts in your mouth. The glaze is very mild - as it should be with this fish - allowing the the mild, subtle richness of the Sea Bass to be fully enjoyed. Cedar-planking for Salmon has become the rage and we decided to make this popular Specials Menu item a permanent part of the fall/winter menu. And we get additional kindling for the fireplace as a bonus!

Comfort food comes to mind with our addition of Braised Short Ribs to our Grill selection. These beef short ribs are served over our mushroom risotto and baby spinach. This food feels good and is good!

Our Pasta section has seen the return of the Butternut Squash Ravioli, served in an apple cider and Biscotti liquor reduction with roasted apples and a hint of Parmesan. Our customers begin to ask for these in September and there might be a bit of an insurrection if we didn't bring them back. We've also added a simple Chicken/Broccoli Alfredo with penne and the classic alfredo sauce and we've brought back our hearty red sauce dish - Rigatoni Marinara with baked rigatoni and meatballs.

Eat Hearty - Eat Well

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