Whiskey Salmon, Corned Beef – Specials for March 16-17
I feel a little crazy this weekend, running somewhat rich Irish dishes when it is going to be so warm and sunny out. But I know so many of our guest wait practically all year for me to do this menu, so enjoy (and I will run some fun spring dishes next week).
I did feel like I needed to run a somewhat more authentic menu, so instead of just doing corned beef, I added a few traditional touches like barley and embraced Ireland’s fantastic seafood (it is an island after all with some of the greatest seafood in the world).
One thing I am certain you will want to sample this weekend is one of our wonderful Irish Whiskeys, and we have plenty to chose from already (and I just added a few new offerings). Perhaps an sampler flight?
Please remember to make your reservations soon for Easter Brunch. I added a bunch of fantastic new items to the menu. I am planning on taking a lot less reservations this year to slow things down a bit and make certain everyone has a fantastic time. That said, I know we will book up even faster, and I definitely want the loyal e-mail readers to have first crack at it.
Special Entrees – Friday and Saturday
Soup – Irish Cheddar Soup with pumpernickel crouton
Special – Fresh Wester Ross Salmon grilled with an Irish Whiskey-clover honey glaze, served on a bed of barley risotto with wild mushrooms and grilled asparagus
wine pairing – J Estate Russian River Valley Chardonnay
Special – Corned beef slow-braised with spices, carrots, shallots, green apples, and red potatoes, finished with Irish Stout gravy and served on a bed of baby cabbage sauteed in apple cider vinegar
wine pairing – Yalumba Barossa Grenache
This Weekend’s Prix Fixe Menu
Amuse – smoked trout mousse on crostini
Starter – fresh Prince Edward Island mussels steamed in garlic-Guinness broth with fresh herbs, shallots and lemon
Entrees – whiskey-honey glazed salmon, braised corned beef
Dessert – Chocolate stout cake filled with dark chocolate ganache and topped with Bailey’s Irish Buttercream