New Menu Additions & A Wine List Expansion

Wednesday, January 25, 2012 11:49

Anthology Continues to Keep It Fresh

by: Casey Pukl

Because of Executive Chef Todd Allison’s farm to table philosophy, our menu changes often.

This week, Chef Allison added a few new dishes to the menu, and I’d love to introduce you to them.

In our “small bites” category, Chef Allison has added a dish of Grilled Sausages & Mustard. This classic combo contains spicy Italian sausage, Spanish chorizo, and Allison’s housemade Sauerkraut.

In our “starters” category, we have three new noteworthy additions. The first is our Octopus Carpaccio served with shaved cucumber, radish salad, and topped with a yuzu vinaigrette. Next is an incredible dish of Sake Steamed Black Mussels cooked with ginger, mint, basil, and hearts of palm. Words cannot express how much I love this Asian inspired dish. Our third addition to the starters category is a spicy Harissa Marinated Swordfish Skewer. These skewers are topped with a balsamic glaze, and served with a traditional Sicilian relish, also known as Eggplant Caponata. The relish is made with eggplant, capers, olives, anchovies, and tomato.

We also have added two new entrees that beverage manager, Marc Canzoneri, recommends pairing with some of our latest additions to the wine cellar.

Our Pan Roasted Sea Bass is served with baby carrots, English pea quinoa, and topped with Sherry butter. Marc recommends pairing this dish with our Conundrum White Blend. Conundrum is made with five different grapes; Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Muscat Canelli, Viognier, and Semillon. This unique blend has elements of a buttery chardonnay, fruity notes of pineapple, peach, melon, and grapefruit, and aromas of vanilla and honeysuckle. What more could one ask for?

Lamb Chops? How about some Grilled New Zealand Lamb Chops served with sauteed fennel, fingerling potatoes, parsnip puree, and topped with a bing cherry demi-glace. Marc recommends pairing this dish with our latest Zinfandel addition— Tobin James “Ballistic” Zinfandel. This red is very fruit forward with subtle notes of cola and tobacco on the finish.

Stay tuned here for more updates, as we’ve got a ton of new wines and dishes coming your way in the next few weeks! While you’re salivating over the menu features, how about heading over to our calendar to pick out which shows you’ll come in for! We’ve also got an awesome playlist to preview some of our upcoming singer/songwriters, and as always, remember that Spotify is free!

Anthology’s Upcoming Shows

Spotify Preview of Upcoming Singer/Songwriters