Lantern

Appetizers

Wild NC shrimp and rice soup - local pea green, black pepper, coriander

Chadwick Creek oysters - yuzu, crème fraîche, NC trout roe

Warm local green and wax bean salad - golden sesame garlic, heirloom tomatoes, slow cooked farm egg

Seasonal greens - ume plum vinaigrette

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

Lantern local pasture-raised pork and chive dumplings

Black mushroom and cabbage dumplings

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

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

Spicy curries beets - Crème fraîche, pappadum

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

Korean-style fried chicken - chiles, jicama salad

Entrees

Crispy whole NC flounder - garlic, chiles, tamarind, fresh lime leaf, carrot salad, jasmine rice

Lantern Bi Bim Bop - a hot iron pot with seared Red Poll flat iron steak, marinated seasonal vegetables, slow cooked farm egg, homemade hot pepper sauce

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

Smoked North Carolina sturgeon - warm miso-sake butter, baby bok choy, shiitake mushrooms, black sticky rice

Moon-viewing hotpot - homemade Anson Mills soba noddles, shiitake and oyster mushrooms, local vegetables, slow cooked farm egg

BBQ'd local pork chop - crispy kimchi potatoes, green onion, spicy roasted pine nuts

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

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 cream, local pecans

Local peach, watermelon and anise hyssop sorbets with a fortune

Hot chocolate cake - toasted coconut ice cream

Fig leaf panna cotta - candied local figs, sugar cane, coffee-peanut dirt

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.