Lantern

Appetizers

Tom kai gai - chicken, shiitake mushrooms, coconut broth, lime leaf, galangal, Thai chiles, lemongrass

Local lettuces - 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

Warm local curried beets - crème fraîche, papadum

Crispy pork belly - 5-spice, chicharrónes, pickled radish

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

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

Charcuterie - pork terrine, crispy rillette, Lantern 18-month cured ham, Chicken Bridge Bakery bolillo, local pickles

Bento box - sake and tea-cured wild Coho salmon, house pickled ginger, red cabbage, fresh wasabi, miso-mayonaise, sticky rice, nori

Warm Red Poll beef carpaccio - celery leaf salad, smoked High Rock Farms chestnuts

Deviled NC blue crab cakes - hot Japanese mustard, pickled mustard seeds

Entrees

Steamed wild NC fish - seared ginger, scallions, fermented black beans, chiles, soy, baby bok choy, steamed jasmine rice

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

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

Japanese pot on fire - braised local beef shank in broth, seared rare flat iron, oxtail dumplings, local vegetables, fresh wasabi, sea salt

Lantern curry stew - local turmeric and galangal, green chiles, coconut, fall vegetables, pea greens, tofu dumplings, Thai basil

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

Please call to confirm the availability of specific items.

Dessert

Coffee creme caramel - poached pears, sorghum snaps

Roasted banana ice cream sundae - caramel, soft cream, peanut brittle

Warm native persimmon pudding - candied grapefruit, soft cream, local pecans

Local peach sorbet - almond cookies

Hot chocolate cake - toasted coconut ice cream, crunchy macaroon

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.