Arts & Eats Menu Week of Feb 22nd, 2015 (SPECIALS POSTED ON TUESDAYS)
$10 BLUE PLATE SPECIAL from Tues. through Thurs. This Week:
Braised Beef Stew with Mashed Potatoes, Peas, and Carrots
Breads and Starters
Herbs de Provence Garlic Rustic Bread served with Olive Oil and Egyptian Hazelnut Dip 6. — Dip in olive oil, then a mixture of roasted hazelnuts, sesame seeds, coriander seeds, and cumin
Chef Jim’s Original Flatbreads with Peppadew Hummus 6. — Crispy, flavorful, served with hummus made with the South African peppadew.
Green Salad with Pickled Golden Beets, Kalamata Olives, Roasted Red Pepper, Feta Cheese and Herb Green Goddess Vinaigrette 6. — We use the freshest local produce we can find.
Onion Soup Gratinée 8. add the green salad to make it a meal for an additional 4. — This soup is extraordinary and is a meal in itself. The crouton is our own house made bread (but, of course!).
Soup This Week 6. Cauliflower Potato Leek
Lunch Suggestions (all dishes are available at lunch)
Crabmeat Salad 19. Lump crabmeat, tomato, avocado, asparagus, served with chili lime mayo on the side. Healthy and fabulous.
Naanwich with Black Forest Ham, Swiss Cheese, Piquillo Pepper and Pesto 12. Served with pickled golden beet and sweet potato fries with herb honey mustard. Lunch perfected. Crispy, cheesy, yummy.
Indian Curry with Chick Peas, Cauliflower, Green Peas, and Potatoes 11. The Curry is comfortably spicy and is served over rice and our own Pineapple Chutney, naan bread and yogurt sauce.
Fine Herb Chicken Salad 12. Sublime, with heirloom tomatoes, topped with cashews. Served over Romaine lettuce.
Soup of the Day with Green Salad 10.
Onion Soup Gratinée with Green Salad 12.
Chef’s Specials This Week (posted on Tuesdays)
Chicken 16. – Ask your server
Pork 18. – Ask your server
Fish 25. – 7-Spice Pompano with Yuzu (Citrus) Butter, Bamboo Rice, and Bok Choy
Meat 29. – Lamb Tagine with Dried Fruits and Vegetables Stewed in the Tagine – a Morroccan Vessel. Served with Rice
Always on the Menu
Crabmeat Salad 21. Lump crabmeat, tomato, avocado, asparagus, served with chili lime mayo on the side. Healthy and fabulous.
Asian Sampler 17. Chef Jim’s signature dish. An amazing feast – mushroom spring roll, bok choy, lotus root chips, sesame noodles, sweet potato dumplings all served with our own yummy sauces.
Shrimp Tempura 25. Jumbo Gulf shrimp served with asparagus and onion rings dipped in a tempura batter with chili mayo on the side. Lightly battered. Eat food, not batter.
Scallops with Truffle Butter Sauce and Vegetable 25. Truffle. Butter. And the scallops are cooked to perfection. Need we say more?
Garlic and Goat Cheese Ravioli with Pesto Cream Sauce, Parmesan Cheese and Roasted Pine Nuts 16. Who makes ravioli from scratch? We do!
Indian Curry with Chick Peas, Cauliflower, Green Peas, and Potatoes 14. The curry is comfortably spicy and is served over rice and our own pineapple chutney, naan bread and yogurt sauce.
Thai Red Curry Shrimp with Rice and Vegetable 25. Medium spicy and slightly sweet from the coconut milk in the curry.
Tunnel of Fudge Cake with Fresh Berries and Mascarpone Cream 7. The center of this incredible cake is a walnut fudge. Decadent.
Cinnamon Sugar Apple Fritters with Homemade Salted Caramel Sauce 6. Apple wedges deep fried in a fritter batter, sprinkled with cinnamon sugar, set on a bed of our homemade caramel sauce. Add ice cream for. 8.
Marzipan Stuffed Lemon Cardamom Poached Pear with Vanilla Bean Caramel Sauce 6. Awesome and (mostly) healthful.
Carrot Cake with Mascarpone Cream and Honey 7. Chef Jim’s recipe. Moist and luscious.
Chocolate Almond Truffles 2. each Homemade morsels of deliciousness guaranteed to leave you speechless.
Vanilla Ice Cream (Add Homemade Salted Caramel Sauce for 2.) 4.
Republic of Tea Pomegranate Iced Tea (free refills) 3.
Pellegrino (750 ml) 4.
Diet, Regular Coke or Sprite 2.
Coffee or Tea 3.
Espresso Single 3. Double 4.
2011 Lefiora Pinot Grigio, Veneto 5. glass / 18. bottle — Fruity bouquet of apples and pears; dry, soft and well balanced with lingering acidity
2011 Heinz Eifel Shine Riesling, Platz 7. glass / 26. bottle — Slightly sweet, with bright, crisp flavors of green apple, pear and peach
2011 Saint Clair Sauvignon Blanc, New Zealand 10. / 38. bottle — Pale straw with green hues. Light bodied and refreshing with typical Marlborough flavors of gooseberry, blackcurrant and grapefruit. A pleasing mineral note leads to a long lingering finish
2011 C.Donatiello Chardonnay, Russian River Valley 12. / 46. Supple and juicy with framing flavors of citrus zest, pear and vanilla
Foxhollow Chardonnay, California 5. / 18. Smooth and creamy with vibrant fruit flavors with citrus and ripe pear nuances, Finishes with a floral edge.
Gruet Brut Sparking Wine 26./bottle
2011 Santa Julia Reserva Malbec, Mendoza 7. / 26. — Full-bodied wine with aromas of ripe fruits like cherries and plums, with hints of vanilla, leather, tobacco and spices,
2010 A to Z Pinot Noir, Oregon 12. glass / 46. bottle — Lively red berry and spice aromas; redcurrant and cherry flavors and a touch of pepper
2012 Blackburn Cabernet Sauvignon, Paso Robles 10./ 38. Lush and round, with black currant and herb notes intermixed with a hint of smoke.
RyZin Red Zinfindel 9. / 34. — Rich and full with fresh fruit notes. Creamy caramel roundness Finishes with a touch of pepper.
2010 Supertuscan Prunicce Sangiovese and Cabernet Blend, Tuscany 11. / 42. Full bodied red. Made of sangiovese grapes and 20 to 30% cabernet sauvignon grapes, resulting in a good structure with prevailing aromas of red fruit and plum.
Ferreira Tawny Port, Portugal 10. glass – A fine balance between mature tannins and sweetness, with an attractive, long finish
Blue Point Toasted Lager 6. — Made from six different malts including English Pale, Crystal, Munich, Carapils, Wheat and Belgian Caravienna. Displays a balanced flavor of malt and hop which makes for easy drinking. “Toasted” refers to the direct-fire brew kettle’s flames that impart a toasted flavor.
Shock Top 4. — Unfiltered Belgian-style wheat ale brewed with orange, lemon & lime peels and coriander, which is naturally cloudy with a light golden color.
Bud Platiinum Light 3. — A light lager beer, triple filtered with a smooth finish to create a top-shelf taste.
Magic Hat #9 5. — Brewed in Vermont, a version of an English pale ale with a fruity twist. A secret ingredient introduces an unusual aroma which is balanced with residual sweetness.
Negra Modelo 4. — Made in Mexico, creamy, dark, full-flavored brew of the German Lager style. It has a pleasant malt aroma and dry hop flavor with a smooth, mellow taste.
1114 12th Street West, Bradenton FL
Reservations suggested, but not required