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Appetizers

Duck matzoh ball soup - slow-cooked duck, duck cracklings

Grass-fed Red Poll beef sashimi - 7-spice, sea urchin, L’Hoste kumquats

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

Seasonal greens - ume plum vinaigrette

Red poll beef and roasted garlic wontons - Sichuan chile sauce

Black mushroom and cabbage dumplings

North Carolina spring rolls - sweet chile sauce, very hot mustard

Chaat - roasted carrots, crispy black lentils, cauliflower, basil, pickled red onions, cashews, mint chutney

Korean-style fried chicken - chiles, crunchy jicama salad

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

Entrees

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

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, jasmine rice

Housemade curry stew - local pumpkin and carrots, red onion, pea greens, tofu dumplings, Thai basil, coconut

BBQ'd Chapel Hill Creamery pork chop - crispy kimchi potatoes, green onion, pine nuts

Shaking beef - seared Red Poll ribeye, black pepper, sweet caramelized red onions, watercress salad, soy-vinegar pan sauce

Please call to confirm the availability of specific items.

Dessert

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

L’Hoste grapefruit sorbet - gin, vanilla, candied grapefruit, black sesame fortune

Hot chocolate cake - preserved Whitted Bowers strawberry ice cream

Whitted Bowers honey panna cotta - meyer lemon caramel, Four Leaf Farm kiwi, honeycomb 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.