Thursday, February 05, 2009

The times they are a-changin’

In another sign of an impending restaurant apocalypse, apparently all four Bruce Carey restaurants are feeling the pinch, as a press release I received today states that they are all offering 3-course-for-$25 dinners (the sample menus are below) during all regular dinner hours, I’m sure something Bruce never imagined he would have to do. Not surprising, as I know most higher end places are scrambling to fill seats. From being out what doesn’t seem to be as affected are the mid-level bistros like Bar Avignon, Castagna Café, Three Doors Down, Caffé Mingo, etc. With ever tightening discretionary dollars, it seems inevitable that some big restaurant meltdowns are on the way.

ROASTED PERSEPHONE BEET SALAD with Point Reyes Blue cheese,
baby greens and sherry vinaigrette
HANDMADE TAGLIATELLE with lamb ragu and pecorino toscano
LIME SHERBET with a wedding cake cookie

CAULIFLOWER SOUP with caramelized apple, fried almonds and hot pepper
BRAISED PORK CHEEKS with yellow corn cheese grits, grilled rapini and maple jus
ROOTBEER FLOAT with vanilla ice cream

BUTTER LETTUCE, VEGETABLE & HERB SALAD with avocado vinaigrette
CRISPY ROASTED CHICKEN with winter vegetables and chili-hoisin jus
VEGETABLES IN RED COCONUT CURRY with steamed jasmin rice
CHOCOLATE CINNAMON ICE CREAM with salted caramel and whipped cream

FIELD ARUGULA SALAD with shaved shallot, grana padano, grilled croutons and lemon vinaigrette
“POULET GRAND-MÈRE” braised free range chicken leg quarter, savoy cabbage,
creamy polenta and cremini mushroom jus
BUTTERSCOTCH BUDINO whipped cream and biscotti

1 comment:

dds said...

I was going to suggest an outing to one of these but frankly, the menus leave me wanting. Maybe if we could pick a course from each restaurant......