Lantern

Appetizers

Brinkley Farm white sweet potato soup - apples, miso

Local grass-fed beef sashimi - Red Poll sirloin, sea urchin, 7-spice, kumquats

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

Sichuan-style local grass-fed beef wontons - roasted garlic, chiles

Seasonal greens - ume plum vinaigrette

Lantern local pasture-raised pork and chive dumplings

Black mushroom and cabbage dumplings

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

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

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

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 beef, Chicken Bridge Bakery bolillo, pickled green tomatoes and radishes

Entrees

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

Japanese pot on fire - braised Red Poll beef short ribs, shank and brisket in broth, rare sirloin, oxtail dumplings, local vegetables, fresh wasabi, sea salt

Tea and spice smoked White Oak Pastures chicken - yang chow pork & shrimp fried rice, local braising greens, housemade XO

Steamed Wild Steelhead trout - house pickled ginger, lemongrass, red onions, cucumber- mint salad, coconut jasmine rice

Dashi sticky rice - braised sunchokes, oyster mushrooms, Four Leaf Farm fava beans, pea greens, slow cooked farm egg

Coconut braised Chapel Hill Creamery pork shank – fresh galangal, crispy shallots, spicy green papaya-cashew salad, jasmine rice

Crispy slow-cooked White Oak Pastures duck soup - fresh egg noodles, oyster and shiitake mushrooms, Shanghai bok choy, scallions

Please call to confirm the availability of specific items.

Dessert

High Rock Farm frozen chestnut custard - coffee-rum caramel,cocoa nib cookie, drunken prunes

Warm native persimmon pudding - candied satsuma, soft creamlocal pecans

Local peach, watermelon and anise hyssop sorbets with a fortune

Hot chocolate cake - toasted coconut ice cream

Toasted rice and milk panna cotta - candied local figs, sugar cane, Anson Mills graham cracker

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

A Deed Without a Name

Laphroaig 10yr Islay, almond, lemon, egg white

Junebug

Pimm’s, fresh ginger-lemon soda, cucumber

Milk of Human Kindness

Gin, elderflower, sake, Prosecco, egg white

Moshi Moshi

blanco tequila, Homare junmai yuzu shu, Dolin dry vermouth

Dark & Stormy

Blenheim spicy ginger ale, Gosling’s dark rum

Late Blossom

Luksusowa potato vodka, Lillet blanc, lychee, orange blossom water

Please call for availability on a specific night.