Lantern

Appetizers

Chilled Japanese-style heirloom tomato soup - fresh wasabi

Seasonal greens - 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

Crispy local okra - Indian spices, hot tomato chutney

Local heirloom tomato salad - Japanese shiso, shallots

Fiery Japanese eggplant - fresh chiles, garlic, basil, mint

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

Korean fried chicken - chiles, crunchy jicama salad

Lantern charcuterie - pork terrine, crispy rillettes, pickled shrimp, Lantern 18-month cured ham, Chicken Bridge Bakery bolillo, local pickles

Entrees

Crispy wild catfish - homemade red curry, Thai basil, coriander, spicy cucumber-mint salad


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


Tea and spice smoked NC pasture-raised chicken - yang chow pork and
shrimp fried rice, local long beans, housemade XO


Seared local grass-fed bavette steak - Lantern garlic potato chips, charred onion, roasted miso marrow bone

Wok seared rice noodles - shiitake and oyster mushrooms, black mushrooms, Chinese broccoli, garlic, chile oil

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

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

Bruleed muscadine grape sundae - creme fraiche ice cream, pistachio soft cream, spiced red wine caramel, candied pistachios

Plum upside-down cake - brown butter, clove ice cream

Muscadine grape sorbet - roasted peanut &  muscadine jelly cookie

Hot chocolate cake - peanut brittle ice cream

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.