Monday, July 19, 2010

Thurday's Menu

Our next Speakeaterie dinner is coming up on Thursday, July 22nd, so for those of you who couldn't make the last dinners- there is still hope!

This menu was inspired by some of our favorite Japanese foods. While none of us are Japanese, that doesn't stop us from appreciating the culture and the unique cuisine that comes with it. There is much more to Japanese food than sushi and soba, and our goal with next week's dinner is to explore some of the flavors that tend not to get enough attention. Of course, we could not resist putting our own twist on things, so while it is a celebration of Japanese flavors, you'll get a little something extra- really, would you expect any less?

The menu is as follows:

Appetizer:
Onigiri with homemade gravlax and scallion, skewered seared shrimp tartare, served with a side of paper-thin cucumber

Salad:
Chilled cellophane noodles with daikon, green apple, cucumber, and starfruit, with jalapeno and lemon verbena dressing

Main Course:
Two different kinds of beef negimaki: one with scallion, carrot, ginger, and roasted red pepper with a yuzu-miso glaze; the other with scallion, asparagus, and jalapeno, with a plum wine and black pepper glaze. This will be served with sticky brown jasmine rice and fried lotus root.

Secondary Course:
Avocado egg pudding with crab leg, seasoned with lemon verbena and mint

Dessert:
Warm green tea bread pudding with homemade coconut ice cream and caramelized cocoa nibs

We will be offering several different kinds of infused sake and Sapporo.


If you have any food allergies, please let us know!

We now have 10 available spots, which still isn't many so please RSVP soon! You are obviously more than welcome to bring a friend or significant other (or several), but be sure to let us know.


See you all soon!

-Elephant Speakeaterie

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