Monday, March 14, 2016

Meatless Monday, 9th & Coles Tavern, March 14th, 2016

I've been getting a lot of emails lately asking about the menu and whether meatless Monday (MM) is happening "this week." Let me say that MM will always be happening at 9th & Coles Tavern as long as I am there, and hopefully beyond. I do need to adjust my schedule a bit so that I am posting the menu sooner than the day of…

This week, in honor of St. Patrick, we will be serving an Irish themed menu. Not all the dishes are Irish per say, but they all incorporate some aspects of Irish cuisine. For example, the first course is a vegetarian Caesar salad, which obviously is not Irish, but the soda bread croutons are and I think they'll compliment the Romaine and creamy dressing nicely. The second course will be a creamy fava bean hummus, a dish I've been working on for a few weeks now. It's a take on a traditional Italian fave cicoria (see the image to the left) and it will be served this with some seasoned, homemade potato chips. Next up is a take on fish and chips, only we will be subbing tofu for fish. Now I know some people just do not like tofu—they don't even like the idea of it—but I was messing around with this dish last night and you're gonna have to trust me on this, it's good! :-) Especially when it's drizzled with a semisweet malt vinegar reduction. The potatoes are directly from the farm and they pretty much speak for themselves. They'll be tossed with chopped parsley and lemon zest—a flavor combo that's becoming increasingly prominent in 9C's kitchen. The final course is a Lager Stew, and according to my history folder, it's a take on this Vegetarian Times dish, only I'll be using the root veggies we have and it'll be served with pearled Israeli couscous. Actual menu below, see you tonight!




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