Lantern

Appetizers

Spicy cold carrot soup with vadouvan curry

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

Lantern local pasture-raised pork and chive dumplings

Black mushroom and cabbage dumplings

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

Chaat - crispy chickpeas, potatoes, local tomatoes, pickled red onions, mint chutney

Korean-style fried chicken - garlic, chiles, crunchy jicama salad

Sake and tea-cured Arctic char 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, miso-sake cured cucumbers, pickled radishes

Entrees

Fried whole fish - garlic, chiles, tamarind, fresh lime leaf, carrot salad, jasmine rice

Japanese steakhouse-style seared Red Poll ribeye steak - crispy spinach, ponzu sauce, warm green tea sushi rice, sea salt

Tea and spice smoked Poulet Rouge chicken - yang chow pork & shrimp fried rice, local sugar snaps, housemade XO

Steamed Wild King salmon- house-pickled ginger, lemongrass, red onion, cucumber-mint salad, coconut jasmine rice

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

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

Seafood hotpot - lobster dumplings in broth, NC shrimp, littleneck clams, crab claws, sea scallops, spring rain noodles, fresh lime leaf, garlic scapes, ice lettuce

Please call to confirm the availability of specific items.

Dessert

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

Warm brown butter cake - fresh strawberries, pink peppercorn ice cream

Orange County muscadine grape sorbet - roasted peanut & muscadine jelly cookie

Hot chocolate cake -Chatham County pecan brittle ice cream, honey caramel

Buttermilk panna cotta - Whitted Bowers Farm strawberries, pistachio cookies

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

    Riesling, Peter Lauer, Sekt, Saar, Germany, NV

    CHAMPAGNE

    Guy Larmandier, Brut Blanc de Blancs, NV (1/2 bottle)

    Jacques Copinet, Brut Rosé, Montgenost, NV

    WHITE

    Aromatic, Fresh

    Cortese, Borgo Moncalvo, Piemonte, Italy '12

    Godello, Amizade, Monterrei, Spain '10

    Chasselas, Marc Deschamps, Pouilly-sur-Loire, France '12

    Sauvignon Blanc, Domaine Daulny, Sancerre, France '12

    Amigne, Cave du Vieux-Moulin, Grand Cru, Vetroz, Switzerland '10

    Mineral, Lean not Mean

    Grüner Veltliner, Müller-Grossman, Kremstal, Austria '12

    Riesling, Später-Veit, Piesporter Goldtröpfchen, Germany '12

    Aligoté, Edmond Cornu & Fils, Burgundy, France '12

    Petite Arvine, Elio Ottin, Valleé d’Aoste, Italy '10

    Textural, Ripe

    Trebbiano/Malvasia, Caparsa, "Bianco di Caparsino", Tuscany, Italy '08

    Pinot Gris/Riesling, Guild Winemakers, "Lot #7", Columbia Valley, OR '12

    Gewurtztraminer, André Scherer, Alsace France "10

    Silvaner, Gysler, Rheinhessen, Germany '12 (litre)

    Chardonnay, Jean Manciat, Macon-Charnay, Burgundy, France '12

    Chardonnay, Domaine André Bonhomme, Viré Clessé, Burgundy, France '11

    Friulano, Terpin, "Jakot", Venezie, Italy '07

  • RED

    Skinny Italians

    Freisa, La Casaccia, Monferrato, Italy '11

    Sangiovese/Cabernet Sauvignon, Corzano e Paterno, Tuscany, Italy '11

    Refosco, Nicolini, Muggia, Venezie Giulia, Italy '11

    Pelaverga, Castello di Verduno, "Basadone", Verduno, Italy '11

    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

    Nerello Mascalese/Cappuccio, Bonavita, Faro, Sicily '09

    New World Achievers

    Pinot Noir, Omero Cellars, Willamette Valley, OR '11

    Pinot Noir, County Line, 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

    Zweigelt, Hajszan-Neumann, Vienna, Austria '11

    Pinot Noir, Eric de Suremain, Rully, Burgundy, France '09

    Tempranillo/Garnacho, R. López de Heredia, Gran Reserva, Rioja, Spain '02

Phantom of Liberty

Corralejo reposado tequila, Byrrh, Angostura bitters

Junebug

Pimm's, fresh ginger-lemon soda, cucumber

Strange Acquaintance

Whisky, ruby port, lemon, Blenheim spicy ginger ale, egg white

Windy Village

Meyer lemon and cucumber gin with fresh lemon juice

Dark + Stormy

Blenheim spicy ginger ale, Gosling's dark rum

Late Blossom

vodka, Lillet Blanc, lychee, orange blossom water

 

Please call for availability on a specific night.