Lantern

Appetizers

Brinkley Farms Silver Queen corn soup - heirloom tomatoes, fresh curry leaves, Indian spices

Wild sockeye salmon tartare - pickled beets, cucumbers, crème frâiche, horseradish

Salt and pepper shrimp - wild shrimp with crispy shells, fried jalapeños, coriander, sea salt

Seasonal greens - ume plum vinaigrette

Lantern local pasture-raised pork and chive dumplings

Black mushroom and cabbage dumplings

Vietnamese-style NC crab and local pork spring rolls - fresh mint, lettuce, chile-lime sauce

Crispy local okra - Indian spices, hot tomato chutney

Local heirloom tomato salad - Japenese shiso, shallots

Caramelized Chapel Hill Creamery pork belly - spicy melon salad, toasted cashews

Entrees

Tea and spice smoked pasture-raised NC chicken - yang chow pork & shrimp fried rice, local green and wax beans, housemade XO

Seafood hotpot - lobster dumplings in broth, wild NC shrimp, littleneck clams, spring rain noodles, fresh lime leaf, tomatoes, pea greens

Steamed wild sockeye salmon - house-pickled ginger, lemongrass, cucumber-mint salad, coconut jasmine rice

Local tomato and vegetable stew - chickpeas, saffron, Chapel Hill Creamery paneer, basmati rice, chutneys

Lemongrass-grilled local pork chop - fried farm egg, spicy green papaya-cashew salad, steamed jasmine rice, chile-lime sauce

Lantern bi bim bop - a hot iron pot with seared Red Poll flat iron steak, chestnut sticky rice, marinated seasonal vegetables, slow-cooked farm egg,homemade hot pepper sauce

Please call to confirm the availability of specific items.

Dessert

Summer Sidewalk - mango frozen yogurt, cardamom waffle cone, local raspberries, dirty cherry

Yuzu pudding - Whitted Bowers Farm blueberries, soft cream

Local anise hysop-lime sorbet - black sesame fortune

Hot chocolate cake - peanut brittle ice cream

Almond panna cotta - Blue Ridge Mountain cherries, almond-sesame candy

We use pastured eggs from local farms, milk and cream from Maple View Farm,
and flour from Lindley Mills.

Please call to confirm the availability of specific items.

  • SPARKLING

    Prosecco, Ultimi, "Sanguefreddo", Valdobbiadene, Italy, NV

    Chardonnay, Céline & Laurent Tripoz, Crémant de Bourgogne, France, NV

    Pinot Noir-Pinot Meunier, Chateau Frank, Blanc de Noirs, Finger Lakes, NY, 2007

    Jacques Copinet, Brut Rosé, Montgenost, Champagne NV

    CHAMPAGNE

    Guy Larmandier, Brut Blanc de Blancs, NV (1/2 bottle)

    Jacques Copinet, Brut Rosé, Montgenost, NV

    WHITE

    Aromatic, Fresh

    Verdeca, I Pastini, Valle d'Itria, Italy '13

    Favorita, Cascina Barisel, Monferrato, Italy '13

    Chasselas, Marc Deschamps, Pouilly-sur-Loire, France '12

    Sauvignon Blanc, Domaine Daulny, Sancerre, France '12

    Cortese, Oltretorrente, Paderna, Italy '12

    Riesling, Dönhoff, Nahe, Germany '13

    Mineral, Lean not Mean

    Grüner Veltliner, Steininger, Kamtal, Austria '13

    Melon, Michel Delhommeau, Muscadet Sèvres et Maine, France '12

    Riesling, Müller-Grossman, Kremstal, Austria '13

    Aligoté, Edmond Cornu & Fils, Burgundy, France '12

    Petite Arvine, Elio Ottin, Valleé d’Aoste, Italy '10

    Riesling, A. J. Adam, Kabinett, Dhroner Hofberg, Mosel, Germany '11

    Textural, Ripe

    Pinot Gris/Sauvignon Blanc/Riesling, Guild Winemakers, Lot #8, Columbia Valley, OR '13

    Gros Manseng, Domaine Chiroulet, Côtes de Gasgogne, France '12

    Gewurtztraminer, André Scherer, Alsace France "10

    Chardonnay, NoCo Wine Co., North Coast, CA '11

    Altesse, Domaine Lupin, Rousette de Savoie, Frangy, France '13

    Chardonnay, Jean Manciat, Macon-Charnay, Burgundy, France '12

    Friulano, Terpin, "Jakot", Venezie, Italy '07

  • RED

    Skinny Italians

    Freisa, La Casaccia, Monferrato, Italy '11

    Frappato, Tami, Sicily, Italy '13

    Piccola Nera, Nicolini, Muggia, Venezie, Italy '11

    Ruche, Crivelli, Monferrato, Italy, '12

    Nebbiolo/Freisa, Donnas, Valleé d’Aoste, Italy '07

    Savory, Smokey

    Cabernet/Merlot, Chateau Rocher Cap de Merle, Bordeaux Supérior, France '11

    Aragonez/Cabernet Sauvignon, Herdade do Esporão, Reserva, Alentejano, Portugal '10

    Baga, Luis Pato, "Vinhas Velhas", Beiras, Portugal '10

    Cabernet Franc, Chateau de Villeneuve, Saumur Champigny, France '10

    New World Achievers

    Pinot Noir, Lumos, Willamette Valley, OR '11

    Syrah/Carignane/Grenache, Folk Machine, "Parts & Labor", Santa Rosa, CA '12

    Pinot Noir, County Line, Sonoma Coast, CA '12

    Zinfandel/Petite Syrah, Ridge, "Three Valleys", Sonoma Coast, CA '12

    Bright, Clean as a Whistle

    Syrah, Lunar Apogé, Languedoc-Roussillon, France '12

    Mencia, D. Ventura, Viña do Burato, Ribeira Sacra, Spain '12

    Zweigelt, Brunn, Niederösterreich, Austria '11

    Primitivo, Plantamura, Gioia del Colle, Italy '12

    Gamay, Jean-Paul Brun, Vielles Vignes, Beaujolais, France '12

    Tempranillo/Garnacho, R. López de Heredia, Gran Reserva, Rioja, Spain '02

Wandering Star

Bulleit bourbon, honey, lemon, egg white, green Chartreuse

Moshi Moshi

blanco tequila, Homare junmai yuzu shu, Dolin dry vermouth

Junebug

Pimm’s, fresh ginger-lemon soda, cucumber

Girl Who Wears Glasses

Gin, rose, lychee, Cocchi Americano

Dark & Stormy

Blenheim spicy ginger ale, Gosling’s dark rum

Strange Acquaintance

Whisky, ruby port, lemon, Blenheim spicy ginger ale, egg white

Please call for availability on a specific night.