Thursday, January 15, 2009

Black River Cafe Menu, pre-opening

Black River Café
Dinner Menu, Winter 2009

Starters

Sauteed Main Scallops, bacon cream, wild rice. $9
Crispy fried Judith Point Calamari, Gribiche sauce. $6
Baked Artichoke crock, toasted breads and raw veggies. $6
Artisianal Cheese plate, toasted nuts, olives, jam, toasted breads. $8
Killbruck Farms Mushroom crepe, fried egg, spinach, truffle oil. $7

Soup/Salad

Daily soup presentation $5

House Salad with carrots, tomatoes, peppers & onions. balsamic vinaigrette. $5

Watercress and goat cheese salad, napa cabbage, toasted almonds, sun-dried cranberries.$7

Grilled Caesar with white anchovies, pickled red onion, foccocia tuille, parmesan cheese, lemon-Caesar vinaigrette. $8

Entrees

Baked Mac&Cheese, cheddar-parmesan cream, caramelized onions, roasted peppers. $12

Lemon-Thyme marinated Organic Chicken, half a chicken served boneless, starch, veg, roasted chicken jus. $16

Grilled Local Beef Steak, 14 oz rib-eye, starch, veg. $20

Braised Local Beef Short ribs, red wine jus, starch, veg. $18

Falafel encrusted Tofu, fried chic-pea salad, tahini. $14

Ohio City Pasta fresh black pepper parpadelle, local rabbit ragout, herb ricotta. $18

Seafood stew, scallops, squid, cod, and lobster in a lobster saffron broth. $19

Braised Local Pork Shoulder, butter braised cabbage, herb spatzle. $18

Endings
Classic Vanilla Creme Brulee. $4
Chocolate Lava Cake. $5
Tiramisu. $6
Woo-city Ice Cream $3

This is something of a solid first draft. We tasted over half of the dishes today and made some headway on a final edit. Of note: some dishes here say, "starch, veg" because it's our intention to change these offerings frequently and will re-print the menu accordingly. Also, we intend to bake our own bread including a white dinner roll, a multi-grain bread, foccocia and gougeres.

4 comments:

Cory said...

it was good seeing you the other day thanks for coming in... cant wait to check out your new place and taste your food... hope all is going well and the drive isnt too bad... take care

rockandroller said...

What are the sources for the local meat? Will the servers know this if asked? It would be something I'd ask.

Anonymous said...

...please where can I buy a unicorn?

Michael Walsh said...

Oberlin. You can have it humanly killed and butched but only if it's gmo and hormone free, grass-fed, free range, organic, local, and vegetarian/vegan/gluten-free friendly.