Where Will You Go For Restaurant Week?

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Restaurant Week is lots of fun. Tons of great restaurants participate, offering three-course meals for dinner…and some at lunch, too. Many restaurant week diners try to go to restaurants they either could not usually afford, or have been meaning to get to, and  others go to old favorites to see what the chef decides to feature. I tend to go with the former. I can go to my favorites anytime.

Here’s the list for this year’s festivities August 1-10. Summer Restaurant Week 2014

Many menus are still to be determined, so keep checking back. Each restaurant will also have a Ketel One featured cocktail because the vodka company is a major sponsor of Restaurant Week.

Do you plan to go out for Restaurant Week? I definitely will be out and about…now just need to decide where I’m going, but here are just a few menus that caught my eye…

Soup of the Day
Tuna Tartare – soy, truffle oil, scallion, toasted sesame seeds and crostini
Oyster Ceviche – red onion citrus, and cilantro
Beet Salad – candied walnuts, goat cheese, and mache
Caprese – local heirloom tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, white balsamic vinaigrette
Bolognese – Local lamb and pork on housemade fettuccini
Shrimp and Grits- housemade Andouille, poblano and red pepper, garlic, cherry tomato, and herb jus.
Vegetable Lasagne – fried tomato, eggplant, squash, Cherry Glenn goat cheese, tomato compote, and fresh mozzarella
Pan roasted Rainbow Trout with diced potato, cherry tomato, haricot verts, green onion, buerre blanc
Chicken – oven roasted airline breast, wild mushroom risotto, asparagus, sundried tomato pesto
Soft Shell Crab- tempura battered, smoked corn pudding, English pea tendril salad
+ $10 — NY Strip 10oz – creamy smashed red potatoes, broccolini, house steak sauce
Duck Fat Fries…6, Parmesan Fries…6, Plain Fries…5
Lobster Mac & Cheese…12
Roasted brussel sprouts with pancetta…8
Flourless Chocolate Cake – Raspberry Sauce, chocolate shavings, vanilla ice cream
Crème Brûlée
Pistachio Sundae – -Turkish figs, crushed pistachios, and honey
Sorbet: Lemon Basil and Mango
Ice Cream – pistachio, vanilla, salty caramel

Jack’s Bistro
Guinness Meat and Grits- sliced braised filet mignon, demi-glace, smoked gouda, jalapeno, bacon grits
Mac and Cheese and Chocolate- shell pasta, smoked cheese sauce, Columbian dark chocolate
Spicy Shrimp Hummus- olive oil, warm pita (can be prepared without shrimp)
Spicy Somboon Style New Zealand Green Lip Mussels- soy, lime juice, mint, fish sauce, shallots, garlic, lemongrass, jalapeno, cilantro, basil
Hickory Smoked Whole Tomato- fried Greek feta cheese, herb oil, grilled onion, parsley, dried corn powder
Watermelon Salad- bib Lettuce, red wine, herb vinaigrette, watermelon, watermelon radish, shallots, and feta cheese
Gazpacho- chilled pureed soup of tomatoes, garlic, cucumbers, red peppers
Steak Frites-Teres Major Steak @ 134°F (Medium Rare Only) finished on the grill, French fries, white truffle oil, black truffle, herb butter
Malaysian Laksa- sweet, pungent, spicy coconut milk laksa curry, egg, roasted chicken, gulf shrimp, pickled vegetables, cilantro, crunchy garlic
Lamb Pasta–ground lamb, spices, garlic, tomato sauce, rosemary, thyme, oregano, linguini
Moroccan Shrimp and Lentils- basmati rice, warm pita, tomatoes, red onion, garlic, turmeric, ginger, cumin, cinnamon, clove, and lemon
Bistro Crab Cake- dijon horseradish sauce, pasta salad, shrimp, warm brussel sprouts, dijon, lemon
Bohdi Dal- mild Indian curry, French green lentils, zucchini, tomatoes, basmati rice, pita
Guinness Braised Filet Mignon- demi glace, grilled French green beans, smoked gouda, jalapeno, bacon grits
Cassoulet and Sous Vide Duck Breast @ 142°F- northern white beans, spicy pork sausage, bacon, tomato sauce, thyme, rosemary, breadcrumbs
Fried S’more- graham cracker encrusted chocolate, marshmallow cookie with dark chocolate sauce, chocolate ice cream
Vanilla Cheesecake- coconut, lime sauce, graham cracker crumble
Sundae- red velvet cookie, cherry gelato, salted caramel gelato, Chocolate sauce, passion fruit sauce, granola, whipped cream

The Prime Rib (classic Baltimore, no?)
(Soup or Salad)
Roasted Tomato Soup
Special House Salad
Caesar Salad
Imperial Crab
Filet of Fresh Salmon
Filet Mignon
French Cut Pork Chop
Chopped Sirloin Steak (with sautéed onions)
Our Special Cut of Prime Rib
*Served with Creamed Spinach and Classic Mashed Potatoes
Crème Brûlée
Chocolate Mousse Pie
Lime Pie

Amy Langrehr

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