CitizenJB

Discussion in 'New User Introductions' started by citizenjb, Apr 28, 2015.

  1. citizenjb

    citizenjb

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    Hi all,

    I had intent of entering retail wine business 5 years ago and now have pretty much a full blown restaurant operation.  Went from wine and bourbon tastings to wine and bourbon bar and now wine and bourbon bar serving food.  Despite deep appreciation for excellent food, tried to avoid entering restaurant business (as a server 25 years ago in French Quarter) had some idea of the demands.  Anyway, here I am, just built a walk-in and have a nice clientele of supportive customers that keep us going.  Kitchen is small and odd--2 rooms..one with a 3- induction burner sauté line, deli fridge,  small convection and 3 compartment sink; other with a Rosella convection oven, meat slicer and 1 induction burner, steam table...Grill is outside and no fryer or flat top.  restaurant seats 50 with plans to keep it small.  That's about all.   Looking forward to enjoying the forum! please not job posting for executive chef and line cook :)citizenJB
     
  2. nicko

    nicko Founder of Cheftalk.com Staff Member

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    Welcome CitizenJB glad you joined us. Your kitchen sounds interesting and I would love to see your menu do you mind posting it?
     
  3. citizenjb

    citizenjb

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    It's Derby Week....that means mornay sauce for hot browns, mint and chocolate chips...

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    Starters:

     

    Bone Marrow- (2 each) roasted beef shank bones, watercress salad, olive oil & toast $12 (or 1 for $7)

    “Hot Brown” Crostini- roast turkey, tomato, pancetta, aged Gouda Mornay sauce and parsley  $10

     

    Beans & Greens Soup-parmesan prosciutto broth, cannellini beans & spinach $7

    Small mixed green salad- buttermilk dressing, tomato & croutons $5

     

    Burrata on Crostini-pistachios, cured lemons, and parsley on toast $10
     
    Cheese & Meat Boards
    Build Your Own
    Cheese Boards:

    with 1/2/3 cheeses-$9/$14/$18

    Cow’s Milk : -Irish-Style Cheddar 

     - Georgia Gouda , Triple Crème Brie

    Goat’s Milk -Laura Chenel Chevre

     Sheep’s Milk-Toma Piedmontese

    Charcuterie Boards:

    With 1 or 2 meats $9/$14

      Finocchiona (fennel-infused salame)

      Proscuitto di Parma

    Entrees:

     

    Hot Italian Sausage & pepper Panini-chopped sausage, roasted peppers, caramelized onions, mozzarella, parmesan & house made Giardiniera- served with salad  $14

     

    Seared Steak- tomato butter, charred scallions- boiled fingerling potatoes with mint & oregano  $18

    Bacon Burger- ground Angus beef mixed with ground bacon- mozzarella, spicy aioli, charred tomato & arugula  $14

     

    West African Chicken Skewers- (4 each)- marinated with Peanuts & spices-served on a salad of mixed lettuces, avocado, sliced radish, cilantro & shaved fresh ginger lemon dressing & chopped peanuts $15

     

    Fettuccini with Shrimp- scallions, spinach & mascarpone cheese $18

    Desserts:

    Buttermilk Panna Cotta- fruit soup & fresh berries $8

    “Derby Pie” (kind of)- chocolate mouse, pecan cookie crumble, fresh mint & whiskey whip cream  $8

     

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