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Traif Menu 6.15.10

June 15, 2010


June 15, 2010

red plums, cherry tomatoes, bacon, hazelnuts, blue cheese, sherry

roasted carrots, oranges, feta, baby spinach, grapes, sunflower seeds

housemade ‘ciccioli,’ pickled watermelon, red onions

bacon-wrapped blue cheese–stuffed dates, spinach a la catalana

sautéed broccoli rabe, roasted portobella-truffle toast, fried egg

spicy, bigeye tuna tartare, tempura eggplant, kecap manis

duck confit lettuce wraps, banana-tamarind prik

smoked pork belly, lentils, artichokes, tomato marmalade

stuffed corn cake, marinated rock shrimp, champagne mango

thai spicy-sweet chili-glazed calamari

confit, crispy chicken wings, five-spice glaze

strawberry-cinnamon glazed baby back ribs

lamb & chorizo meatballs, chipotle cream, manchego

bbq, braised short rib sliders, sweet potato fries

miso-glazed king salmon skewers, pickled cucumber salad

new zealand cockles, shell pasta, pancetta, tomato, chilies, mint

seared scallops, snap & english pea risotto, caper brown butter

fresh alaskan spot prawns, garlic, olive oil, pimento

whole-roasted long island porgy, turkish spices, wilted greens

sautéed sweetbreads, artichokes, asparagus, roast maitake’s

seared foie, fingerlings, ham chips, sunny egg, maple, hot sauce   

braised berkshire pork cheeks a l’ancienne,  polenta, prune jus


cheese plate: 3 cheeses, meyer lemon & tomato marmalades, salted hazelnuts


bacon doughnuts, dulche de leche, coffee ice cream

strawberry cobbler, passion fruit cream

brown sugar budino, auntie h’s chocolate bark


2 Months

June 15, 2010

Hello Traifies, this is Jason here.  Amazingly, we just hit the 2 month mark, which may not seem like a lot. Actually, it isn’t a lot. However, these 2 months do represent a lot of work, emotions, mostly happy customers,… and bacon. I wanted to write more, I have contemplated writing more, I haven’t written  all that much. I’ve got to say that this is actually kind of an enjoyable outlet. So, maybe I will write more. What I do know for sure is that I am excited that the spring into summer thing is happening, which means all the vegetables aren’t green… and stone fruit…. and sweet shellfish… and happy, grazing animals… i.e. good eating! As a side note, England’s soccer goalie, named Green, let in perhaps the softest goal in world cup history to the US last Saturday. So, I guess I still am a bit soft on some-things-‘green…’ In any case, if you’re reading this today, you really should come in for dinner soon. We have fresh alaskan spot prawns, local whole-roasted long island porgies, spicy cockles with pancetta (the other bacon), pork belly, foie gras, sweetbreads and yes fruits and vegetables–to keep us honest here. Well, those pork cheeks aren’t going to braise themselves, so….. talk to you soon and hopefully cooking for you even sooner!