Lantern

Appetizers

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

Local heirloom tomato salad - Japanese shiso, shallots

Seasonal greens - ume plum vinaigrette

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

Black mushroom and cabbage dumplings

Lantern local pasture-raised pork and chive dumplings

Crispy local okra - Indian spices, hot tomato chutney

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

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

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

Entrees

Crispy wild catfish - homemade red curry, Thai basil, coriander, spicy cucumber-mint salad


Lemongrass-grilled Chapel Hill Creamery pork chop - fried farm egg,
spicy green papaya salad, roasted peanuts, steamed jasmine rice


Tea and spice smoked NC pasture-raised chicken - yang chow pork and
shrimp fried rice, Brinkley Farm 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


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

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

Please call to confirm the availability of specific items.

Dessert

Cherry stone panna cotta - Blue Ridge Mountain cherries,                    almond-sesame candy

Bracken Brae Farm mint sundae - dark chocolate, soft cream, cocoa cookie

Yuzu pudding - local blueberries, soft cream

Mango sorbet - tequila, agave, lime, black sesame fortune

Hot chocolate cake - toasted coconut ice cream

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, Le Dolci Colline, Veneto, Italy, NV

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

    Aimery, Crémant de Limoux, France, NV

    La Croix Des Vainqueurs, Vouvray, France '10

    By the Glass

    Prosecco, Le Dolci Colline, Veneto, Italy NV

    CHAMPAGNE

    Aubry, Brut, Premier Cru, Champagne, France, NV

    Voirin-Jumel, Blanc de Blancs,Grand Cru, Cramant, Champagne, France, NV

    Jacques Copinet, Brut Rosé, Montgenost, Champagne, France, NV

    WHITE

    Aromatic, Fresh

    Pinot Bianco/Friulano, Visintini, Cinzia, Coli Orientali, Italy '14

    Sauvignon/Riesling, Le Vigne Di Zamo Bianco, Venezia Giulia, Italy '13

    Grenache Blanc/Marsanne, Saint Roch, Côte du Roussillon, France '13

    Gewürztraminer blend, Montinore, "Borealis", Willamette Valley, OR '14

    Favorita, Cascina Barisel, Monferrato, Italy ' 12

    Sauvignon Blanc/Chardonnay/Muscat, Franciscan Estate, Napa, CA '13

    Sauvignon Blanc, Gamble, Napa Valley, CA '13        

    Mineral, Lean not Mean

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

    Grüner Veltliner, Markowitsch, Carnuntum,  Austria '14

    Chenin Blanc, Château Villeneuve, Saumur, France '12

    Sauvignon Blanc, Girard et Fils, Sancerre, France ' 14

    Timorasso, Oltretorrente, Colli Tortonesi, Paderna, Italy '12

    Textural, Ripe

    Pinot Gris/Chardonnay, Guild Lot #9, Columbia Valley, OR '14

    Sauvignon Blanc, Sileni, Reserve, "The Straits", Marlborough, NZ '14

    Riesling, Jacob Schneider, Nahe, Germany '13

    Clairette/Rousanne, Domaine Galevan, Côtes du Rhône, France '13

    Chardonnay, Jean-Paul Brun, Beaujolais Blanc, France '14

    Chardonnay/Sauvignon/Grenache Blanc, Pont De Gassac, Pays D'Herault, France '14

    Chardonnay, Artesa, Carneros, CA '13

    Riesling, J.& H.A. Strub, Spätlese, Niersteiner Paterberg, Germany '01

    Chardonnay, LIOCO, Sonoma, CA '13

    By the Glass

    Zweitgelt/Syrah/Merlot (rosé), Anton Bauer, Wagram, Austria ‘14

    Cabernet/Syrah/Merlot (rosé), Gamble, Napa Valley, CA ‘14

    Grüner Veltliner, Markowitsch, Carnuntum,  Austria '14

    Chardonnay, Jean-Paul Brun, Beaujolais Blanc, France ‘14

    Pinot Bianco/Friulano, Visintini, Cinzia, Coli Orientali, Italy ‘14

    Pinot Gris/Chardonnay, Guild Lot #9, Columbia Valley, OR '14

    Sauvignon Blanc, Domaine Girard & Fils, Sancerre, France '14

  • RED

    Skinny Italians

    Primitivo, Plantamura, Gioia del Colle, Italy '13

    Freisa, La Casaccia, Monferrato, Italy '13

    Barbera, Oltretorrente, Paderna, Italy '13

    Franconia, Visintini, Venezia Guilia, Italy '12\

    Barbera, Pio Cesare, Piedmont, Italy '13

    Savory, Smokey

    Malbec, Château Vincens, Cahors, France '12

    Merlot/Cabernet, Chateau Rocher Cap de Merle, Bordeaux Supérieur, France '12

    Cabernet Franc, Château de Villeneuve, Saumur-Champigny, France '11

    Grenache/Syrah, Domaine De La Janasse, Côtes du Rhône, France '12

    Merlot/Cabernet, Château Graves De Rabion, Saint-Emilion, Bordeaux, France '11

    Aragonez/Cabernet Sauvignon, Herdade do Esporão, Reserva, Alentejano, Portugal '12

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

    New World Achievers

    Cabernet/Tempranillo/Merlot/Syrah, Elements, Sonoma County, CA '12

    Pinot Noir, Kenwood, Russian River Valley,  CA '13

    Petite Syrah, Americano, Napa, CA '11

    Pinot Noir, Montinore, Willamette Valley, OR '14

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

    Bright, Clean as a Whistle

    Merlot/Cabernet, Chateau Vieux Manoir, Bordeaux, France '10

    Zweitgelt, Tinhof, Burgenland, Austria '11

    Grenache/Syrah Blend, L'Hortus, Pic Saint Loup, France '12

    Gamay, Domaine De Colette, Beaujolais, France '14

    Zweitgelt Blend, Pittnauer, Burgenland, Austria '13

    Kratošija/Vranec, Tikveš, Barovo, Macedonia '11

    Garnacha/Carignan, Buil & Giné, Priorat, Spain '13

    Gamay, Pascal Granger, Julienas, Beaujolais, France '11

    Gamay, Clos De La Roilette, Fleurie, Beaujolais, France '14 

    Blaufränkisch, Hillinger, Burgenland, Austria '14

    By the Glass

    Merlot/Cabernet, Chateau Vieux Manoir, Bordeaux, France ‘10

    Tempranillo, Dominio de Heredia, Rioja, Spain ‘13

    Gamay, Domaine De Colette, Beaujolais-Villages, France ‘14

    Cabernet/Tempranillo/Merlot/Syrah, Elements, Sonoma County, CA '12

    Pinot Noir, Hillinger Eveline, Burgenland, Austria ‘14

Moshi Moshi- Blanco tequila, Homare junmai yuzu-shu, Dolin dry vermouth, lemon

Junebug - Pimm’s, fresh ginger-lemon soda, cucumber

Skittering Dragonfly - Grapefruit and cardamon gin, Lantern tonic, cucumber, lime

Hibiscus Petal - Hibiscus vodka, thai basil, orange and lime

Dark & Stormy - Blenheim spicy ginger ale, Gosling’s dark rum

Strange Acquaintance - whiskey, ruby port, lemon, ginger, egg whites

 

Please call for availability on a specific night.