Lantern

Appetizers

Tom yum - wild NC shrimp in spicy broth, fresh lime leaf, galangal, local oyster mushrooms

Olde Salt oysters - NC trout roe, crème fraîche, yuzu

Warm kabocha squash salad - red lentils, saffron, pickled onions, dates,seared Chapel Hill Creamery paneer

Seasonal greens - ume plum vinaigrette

Lantern local pasture-raised pork and chive dumplings

Black mushroom and cabbage dumplings

Crispy winter vegetable egg roll - pea greens, oyster mushrooms, savoy cabbage, hot chile and lemon

Chaat - crispy chickpeas, potatoes, cauliflower, pickled red onions, mint chutney

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

Caramelized Chapel Hill Creamery pork belly - sorghum, black pepper, pickled green tomatoes

Sake and tea-cured wild Steelhead trout bento box - house pickled ginger, red cabbage, fresh wasabi, miso-mayonnaise, sticky rice, nori

Lantern charcuterie - pork terrine, crispy rillettes, air-dried Red Poll beef, Chicken Bridge Bakery bolillo, local pickles

Entrees

Crispy whole NC flounder Châ cá la Vong - hot chile, fresh turmeric, dill, fried shallots, roasted peanuts, spicy heirloom carrot salad, jasmine rice

Shaking beef - seared flat iron steak with black pepper, sweet caramelized red onions, watercress salad, soy-vinegar pan sauce

Tea and spice smoked Poulet Rouge chicken - yang chow pork & shrimp fried rice, local braising greens, housemade XO

Steamed wild NC striper - seared ginger, scallions, fermented black beans, green chiles, steamed baby bok choy and jasmine rice

Lantern green curry stew - winter vegetables, red onions, watercress, tofu dumplings, Thai basil, coconut

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

Crispy slow-cooked duck soup - fresh egg noodles, oyster mushrooms, Shanghai bok choy, scallions

Please call to confirm the availability of specific items.

Dessert

Frozen High Rock Farm chestnut custard - espresso caramel, rum-soaked prunes, cocoa nib cookie

Orange County muscadine grape sorbet - roasted peanut & muscadine jelly cookie

Hot chocolate cake -preserved Whitted Bowers Farm strawberry ice cream

Spiced chocolate pot de crème - toasted marshmallows, candied ginger, Carolina Ground graham cracker

Fresh coconut and rose cream cake - hibiscus-rose syrup, candied coconut, pistachios

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

    Riesling, Peter Lauer, Sekt, Saar, Germany, NV

    CHAMPAGNE

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

    Jacques Copinet, Brut Rosé, Montgenost, NV

    WHITE

    Aromatic, Fresh

    Cortese, Borgo Moncalvo, Piemonte, Italy '12

    Godello, Amizade, Monterrei, Spain '10

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

    Sauvignon Blanc, Domaine Daulny, Sancerre, France '12

    Amigne, Cave du Vieux-Moulin, Grand Cru, Vetroz, Switzerland '10

    Mineral, Lean not Mean

    Grüner Veltliner, Müller-Grossman, Kremstal, Austria '12

    Riesling, Später-Veit, Piesporter Goldtröpfchen, Germany '12

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

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

    Textural, Ripe

    Trebbiano/Malvasia, Caparsa, "Bianco di Caparsino", Tuscany, Italy '08

    Pinot Gris/Riesling, Guild Winemakers, "Lot #7", Columbia Valley, OR '12

    Gewurtztraminer, André Scherer, Alsace France "10

    Silvaner, Gysler, Rheinhessen, Germany '12 (litre)

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

    Chardonnay, Domaine André Bonhomme, Viré Clessé, Burgundy, France '11

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

  • RED

    Skinny Italians

    Freisa, La Casaccia, Monferrato, Italy '11

    Sangiovese/Cabernet Sauvignon, Corzano e Paterno, Tuscany, Italy '11

    Refosco, Nicolini, Muggia, Venezie Giulia, Italy '11

    Pelaverga, Castello di Verduno, "Basadone", Verduno, Italy '11

    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

    Nerello Mascalese/Cappuccio, Bonavita, Faro, Sicily '09

    New World Achievers

    Pinot Noir, Omero Cellars, Willamette Valley, OR '11

    Pinot Noir, County Line, 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

    Zweigelt, Hajszan-Neumann, Vienna, Austria '11

    Pinot Noir, Eric de Suremain, Rully, Burgundy, France '09

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

Phantom of Liberty

Corralejo reposado tequila, Byrrh, Angostura bitters

Junebug

Pimm's, fresh ginger-lemon soda, cucumber

Strange Acquaintance

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

Windy Village

Meyer lemon and cucumber gin with fresh lemon juice

Dark + Stormy

Blenheim spicy ginger ale, Gosling's dark rum

Late Blossom

vodka, Lillet Blanc, lychee, orange blossom water

 

Please call for availability on a specific night.