Specials for the weekend of July 18 and 19

July 24th, 2014

It is going to be way too hot this weekend for you to even think about cooking at home. After you take your kids to the fair, the only way to relax is to eat here. Let us do the cooking and cleaning!

The specials this weekend are all-American inspired with all-American ingredients. The first of the season Alaskan Halibut is amazing, really special stuff that you will not want to miss. The steaks are outstanding with a glaze I made by reducing a pitcher of Manhattan cocktails down to a cup of sauce. I also have local sweet corn and Alaskan King Crab risotto for the appetizer. I am certain you will want to come in twice this weekend to try both specials!

Enjoy! – Scott –

Special Entrees – Friday and Saturday
Soup – Spanish Gazpacho

Special – Pan-seared Alaskan Halibut finished with locally-raised pickled corn and red pepper salsa, served on a bed of cheesy grits (made with Weibe Cheddar from Kansas), and fire-roasted red pepper and cider puree.
wine pairing: Hexamer Riesling Spatlese

Special – Kansas Black Angus KC Strip grilled with “Manhattan” glaze (a reduction of Bourbon, Vermouth, and Angostura) finished with a fresh dark cherry, served on a bed of bacon-cheddar mashed red potatoes with grilled asparagus.
wine pairing – Pride Merlot

This Weekend’s Prix Fixe Menu
Amuse – white bean and truffle puree with garlic crouton
Starter – Alaskan King Crab and fresh sweet corn risotto
Entrees – Pan-seared Alaskan Halibut and Grilled KC Strips
Dessert – Colorado Peach Bread Pudding

This Week’s Lunch Special
Sopressata Salami, grilled and garlic marinated artichokes, brined banana peppers, roasted and sweet pickled red peppers, Parmesan, Italian vinaigrette, and mixed greens on Wheatfields Ciabatta.

Weekly Lunch Special July 22

July 22nd, 2014

Come by and check out our sandwich special for this week! Sopressata Salami, grilled and garlic marinated artichokes, brined banana peppers, roasted and sweet pickled red peppers, Parmesan, Italian vinaigrette, and mixed greens on Wheatfields Ciabatta. We will be featuring this sandwich all week so be sure to come in and give it a try!!

Lunch Special for July 22-26

July 21st, 2014

Sopressata Salami, Grilled and garlic marinated artichokes (unless Rachel ate them all), Brined banana peppers, roasted and sweet pickled red peppers, Parmesan, Homemade Italian vinaigrette,
Mixed Greens, Ciabatta bread

Specials for the weekend of July 18 and 19

July 18th, 2014

We are now featuring our lunch specials as part of our weekly e-mails. This special will run through Saturday of this weekend. For even earlier notice about what is on special, check out our facebook page.

I was in the mood for crab legs this weekend, and I put a totally different spin on things that I am certain you will enjoy. For the lamb special I have River Creek Farms lamb that was locally-raised, it is fantastic. And the Chanterelle mushrooms are so on point, I had to make a featured appetizer with them!

Enjoy! – Scott –

Special Entrees – Friday and Saturday
Soup – Chilled Cucumber-Avocado
Special – Alaskan King Crab Legs grilled with pomegranate-chile glaze, served with grilled locally-raised sweet corn and pan-wilted baby spinach.
wine pairing: Rose from Provence

Special – Locally-raised lamb chops grilled with homemade apple butter glaze, served on sauteed mustard greens sauteed with prosciutto bacon bits and honey-sauteed carrots.
wine pairing – Pyren Shiraz

This Weekend’s Prix Fixe Menu
Amuse – sweet corn puree with prosciutto bacon
Starter – Fresh, wild Louisiana Chantrelle mushrooms, roasted with thyme and pan-finished with Gruyere into a risotto
Entrees – Grilled crab legs and grilled lamb chops
Dessert – Pots de Creme Duo Belgian Chocolate and Salted Caramel

This Week’s Lunch Special
Applewood Smoked Duck Breast Sandwich with caramelized onion jam, brie, country Dijon mustard and mixed greens.

Specials for the weekend of July 5

July 5th, 2014

We have some great specials this weekend that celebrate the rustic, smoky, and spicy American flavors! You are probably really tired of cleaning up the dishes and grilling hot dogs in 95 degree weather. So tonight is the perfect time to bring out your family.

We will be open normal hours the rest of the weekend.

Also I wanted to thank my wife Rachel for the putting up with me over the last two decades. Wednesday was our 20th Anniversary! Four great kids and ten years of the restaurant being open is a lot to take. Thanks for making my dreams real. (Well, most of the time anyway!)

Enjoy! – Scott –

Special Entrees – This Weekend
Soup – Roasted Zucchini
Special – Fresh Atlantic Sea Bass grilled and finished with house-made smoked tomato jam, served on a bed of sweet corn risotto, with grilled asparagus.
wine pairing: Lioco Sonoma Chardonnay

Special – Black Angus filet mignon grilled with blackberry-chile barbecue glaze, served on a bed of rustic mashed buttermilk potatoes, with grilled asparagus
wine pairing – Benziger Cabernet Sauvignon

Specials for the weekend of June 27 and 28

June 27th, 2014

I believe that I have some wonderful specials this weekend that feature items that I don’t often use. Florida Grouper with Mango Salsa, and Angus Beef Short Ribs that I braised in root beer spices. Plus corn meal cakes with shredded pork and mole sauce.
So I know that many people have been waiting to come in on a slower weekend. Well, that’s this weekend! Over the last ten years, the weekend of Country Stampede has been our slowest of the year. So you can probably walk in tonight and tomorrow, and have a quite dinner in our new location.

We will be closed on July 4th. Normal hours for the weekend, I will start the specials for next weekend on Thursday.

Enjoy! – Scott –

Special Entrees – Friday and Saturday
Soup – African Peanut Soup
Special – Fresh Florida Grouper wrapped in banana leaf and grilled, finished with mango-red pepper salsa and served on a bed of cilantro pesto basmati rice, with grilled zucchini.
wine pairing: Rose from Provence

Special – Black Angus beef short ribs slow-braised in root beer spices, served on a bed of creamy parmesan polenta with pan wilted baby spinach
wine pairing – Pyren Shiraz

This Weekend’s Prix Fixe Menu
Amuse – chilled strawberry soup
Starter – chile-braised pork shoulder shredded on homemade corn cakes with cilantro, feta, and mole sauce
Entrees – Banana leaf grilled Grouper and Braised Beef Short Ribs
Dessert – Ricotta pound cake with strawberry-rhubarb compote

Specials for weekend of May 30 & 31

May 29th, 2014

I love this time of year, the weather is perfect for dining out, and the food options are just about the best of the entire year. I have some beautiful Walu coming from Hawaii (one of my favorite fish). This inspired me to pair it up with a Hawaiian inspired filet mignon. We also have some of the finest oysters in the world right now, and I made a special appetizer just for them.

Rachel’s dessert is worthy of coming in for by itself! Rachel’s delicious desserts are the wonderful reason that I am so fat!

Lots of new wines on the list this week, some wonderful Sonoma Coast and Oregon Pinot Noirs, a few new wines from South Africa, and a few new Cabernets from all over the world.

We are working up some cocktail specials to celebrate Negroni week next week, so keep and eye open for that e-mail.

Enjoy! – Scott –

Special Entrees – Friday and Saturday
Soup – Tomato and Basil
Special – Hawaiian Walu grilled with a ponzu glaze, finished with red pepper brunoise, served on a bed of Thai-spiced mashed sweet potatoes with grilled zucchini and cilantro pesto.
wine pairing – Selbach Estate Riesling Kabinet

Special – Kanss Black Angus filet mignon grilled with Kona coffee glaze, served on a bed of roasted wild mushroom risotto and grilled asparagus.
wine pairing – Tikal Malbec

This Weekend’s Prix Fixe Menu
Amuse – Mango-Cilantro Agua Fresca
Starter – Humboldt Gold Kumamoto oysters with pickled cucumber red pepper salsa and Sriracha panko topping
Entrees – Grilled Walu, and Grilled Filet Mignon
Dessert – Kona caramel creme brulee with a macadamia nut cookie

Specials for weekend of May 23 & 24

May 23rd, 2014

Bring the family out to 4 Olives this weekend. The specials are fantastic, the weather is beautiful, and you don’t want to have to clean up the huge mess you are going to make grilling out!

My idea of a perfect evening is dinner on the patio, eventually it’s going to be too hot, but right now it is amazing.

We will be open normal dinner hours on Monday, Memorial Day.

Enjoy! – Scott –

Special Entrees – Friday and Saturday
Soup – Cream of Artichoke
Special – Georges Bank flounder pan-seared and finished with grape tomato, capers, and preserved lemon, served on a bed of chive mashed Yukon Gold potatoes with white asparagus.
wine pairing – Hugl Gruner Veltliner

Special – Veal Osso Buco slow-braised in white wine with aromatic herbs and vegetables, served on a bed of saffron risotto with grilled asparagus.
wine pairing – Yalumba Barossa Shiraz-Viognier

This Weekend’s Prix Fixe Menu
Amuse – Kansas white bean and truffle puree on crostini
Starter – Georges Bank Bay Scallops sautéed with red onion, and tri color peppers, finished with spinach pesto-cream sauce, penne pasta
Entrees – pan-seared flounder, braised veal osso buco
Dessert – pineapple upside down cornmeal cake

Specials for weekend of May 9 & 10

May 15th, 2014

Congratulations and best wishes to all graduates and their families. We are expecting a very busy weekend, I would suggest avoiding the 7pm dinner rush. In an effort to provide each guest with the proper 4 Olives dining experience, we will be offering the full dinner menu this Saturday from 11am to 11pm.

We will be offering a new variety of oyster this weekend that you won’t want to miss out on.

Due to the successful completion of coursework by our current staff, we are pursuing new team members as Servers, at the Bar, and in the Kitchen. Please let us know if you are interested or know anyone who might be. We thank you in advance for your help!

Enjoy! – Scott –

Special Entrees – Friday and Saturday
Soup – Tomato and Basil
Special – Wester Ross Salmon from Scotland, grilled with honey-chile glaze, served on a bed of roasted corn and wild rice risotto with grilled asparagus
wine pairing – J Estate Chardonnay

Special – Kansas Black Angus Ribeye steak grilled and served on a bed of sautéed fiddlehead ferns with parmesan and lemon, and gorgonzola mashed red potatoes.
wine pairing – Sequoia Grove Cabernet Sauvignon

This Weekend’s Prix Fixe Menu
Amuse – fire-roasted red pepper hummus on crostini
Starter – Ducktrap farms smoked salmon from Maine on grilled ciabatta with fresh cheese, capers, and shallots.
Entrees – grilled salmon with honey-chile, and grilled ribeye steaks
Dessert – Maple and Walnut bread pudding

Specials for weekend of May 9 & 10

May 9th, 2014

Awesome specials with really unique ingredients this weekend. I have in some incredible wild ramps and fiddlehead ferns from the northern part of the Appalachian Mountain range on the East Coast. Ramps are a type of young wild leeks, and fiddlehead ferns are the uncurled fronds of fern plants. Both are only able to be harvested from the wild, and are only available for a very short time in the spring, usually a week or two. I have used them with the specials this weekend which include wonderful ribeye steaks, and scallops with shrimp and penne pasta. You really will not want to miss these specials. PLUS I had a few morels left and made a batch of cream of morel soup. This soup is a one batch per year event!

I don’t have a menu yet, but I am betting you will not want to miss out on a Louis Jadot Burgundy wine dinner in June!

There are a few seats for brunch this Sunday, but not many. Next week is Graduation, and we are super-busy, so please be flexible if you are joining us then.

Enjoy! – Scott

Special Entrees – Friday and Saturday
Soup – Cream of Morel
Special – Georges Bank scallops and Gulf white shrimp sautéed and tossed with penne pasta in a fire-roasted red pepper and cream sauce, with fresh red peppers, red onions, and wild ramp greens, finished with fresh marinated mozzarella.
wine pairing – Hugl Gruner Veltliner Austria

Special – Kansas Black Angus Ribeye steak grilled and served on a bed of sautéed fiddlehead ferns with lemon-parmesan aioli, and herb-roasted red potatoes.
wine pairing – Sequoia Grove Cabernet Sauvignon

This Weekend’s Prix Fixe Menu
Amuse – spinach pesto hummus on crostini
Starter – Ducktrap farms smoked salmon from Maine on grilled ciabatta with fresh cheese, capers, and shallots.
Entrees – sauteed shrimp and scallops, and grilled ribeye steaks
Dessert – Maple and Walnut bread pudding