Lantern

Appetizers

Wild shrimp and rice soup - local asparagus, black pepper, coriander

Local heirloom tomato salad - Japanese shiso, shallots

Local grass-fed beef tartare - Red Poll sirloin, pickled shallots, toasted rice 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

Crispy local okra - Indian spices, hot tomato chutney

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

Catbriar Farm asparagus - slow cooked farm egg, crispy Edward's country ham, miso-holladaise, local heirloom tomatoes

Entrees

Crispy whole NC flounder Châ cá la Vong - hot chile, fresh turmeric, dill, fried shallots, roasted peanuts, spicy heirloom carrot salad, jasmine rice

Japanese steakhouse-style seared Niman Ranch flat-iron steak - crispy spinach, ponzu sauce, warm green tea sushi rice, sea salt

Tea and spice smoked White Oak Pastures chicken - yang chow pork & shrimp fried rice, local asparagus, 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

Lion's head meatballs - braised Chapel Hill Creamery pork meatballs, baby bok choy, shiitake mushrooms, spring rain noodles

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

Summer Sidewalk - mango frozen yogurt, cardamom waffle cone, local raspberries and a dirty cherry

Yuzu Pudding - Whittted Bowers Farm blueberries, soft cream

Local peach and riesling sorbet with an almond cookie

Hot chocolate cake - roasted peanut ice cream

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

    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

Walk Right In

bourbon, Whitted Bowers blueberries, lemon

Junebug

Pimm's, fresh ginger-lemon soda, cucumber

Drunken Angel

local watermelon juice, shiso gin, fresh lime juice, shiso-salt halo

Hibiscus Petal

Hibiscus-infused vodka, fresh lime juice, Thai basil

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.