Monday, January 7, 2013

One Heckuva Restaurant Week

There is news...and then there is fantastic news. This, my friends, is fantastic news:

The second annual Zack Bruell Restaurant Week is on its way!

This hugely popular, two-week celebration of fine food runs from January 13-26, 2013.

Zack will be offering three-course dinner menus at each of his five restaurants (Parallax, Table 45, L’Albatros, Chinato, and Cowell & Hubbard) for only $30! (Seriously, folks, he's almost giving it away!)

Menu options for each course for each restaurant are as follows:

First Course (choice of)
Salmon roll with Japanese Barbecue, Pickled Daikon and Scallion
Salad of Arugula, Grapefruit, Fennel and Goat Cheese with Pickled Onion Vinaigrette
Roasted Butternut Squash Soup with Spiced Crème Fraiche

Second Course (choice of)
Pan Roasted Rainbow Trout, Champagne-Brie Sauce, Dirty Rice
Lemongrass Braised Pork Shoulder, Cucumber-Peanut Relish, Sticky Rice
Fried Chicken & Waffles, Braised Collard Greens

Third Course (choice of)
Ginger Crème Brulee
Fresh Berries and Greek Yogurt
Chocolate Truffle Torte

First Course (choice of)
House Made Lamb Chorizo Stuffed Hungarian Sweet Banana Peppers with San Marzano Marinara
Pickled Winter Vegetable Salad with Frissee, Watercress and a Dill Crème Fraiche Sauce
Shrimp Cocktail with Horseradish Cocktail Sauce and Lemon

Second Course (choice of)
Braised Beef with Three Cheese Risotto, Braised Swiss Chard and Red Wine Demi
Grilled Red Snapper with Pineapple and Mango Cous Cous, Grilled Pineapple and Caper and Herb Gremolata Sauce
Grilled Eggplant Napoleon with Tomato, Fresh Mozzarella Cheese, Basil and Pine Nuts with a Pomegranate Cumin Sauce

Third Course
Choice off the Table 45 Dessert Menu

First Course (choice of)
Winter Vegetable Tart
L'Albatros Winter Garden Salad with Blood Orange Vinaigrette, Pistachios
Local Pork and Rabbit Terrine with Poached Egg, Mustard

Second Course (choice of)
Farro with Winter Vegetables and Braised Greens
Market Fish with Roasted Fingerling Potatoes and Beurre Rouge
Braised Beef Short Ribs with Local Organic Polenta

Third Course (choice of)
Meyer Lemon Tart
Crème Caramel

First Course (choice of)
Roasted Beet Salad with Mache & Horseradish Vin
Crispy Pork Belly, Celery Root Puree and Pickled Cranberries
Zack's Famous Barley and Kale Soup
Second Course (choice of)
Steelhead Trout with Parsnip Puree and Speck
Pork Milanese
Tiger Shrimp Roasted Peppers, Fusilli, Asiago and Sun Dried Tomatoes
Third Course (choice of)
Pistachio Cheesecake
Chocolate Mousse Cake

First Course (choice of)
Arugula with Myer Lemon Vinaigrette with Pickled Onions and Grapes with Goat Cheese and Pistachio
Roasted Carrot and Ginger Soup with a 5-spice Crème Fraiche and Fresh Lime
Boursin Stuffed Fried Peppadew Pepper with an Herb and Garlic Tomato Sauce

Second Course (choice of)
Pork Medallions with Polenta, Root Vegetables and Parmesan Chicken Jus
Skate Wing with Brussels Sprouts and a Lemon Thyme Butter
Mushroom Ravioli with a Red Wine Sauce

Third Course (choice of)
Baked Apple Pot de Crème
Paris Brest

Be sure to make your reservations early! And then let me know what you ordered. Would love to hear all about your experience.


Anonymous said...

Thanks for the early heads up, Maria! We are going to do the "tour" starting with Parallax right in my neighborhood on the 13th, then Cowell and Hubbard on 16th, L'Albatros on the 18th and Chinato on the 20th. Although Table 45 is wonderful, I just have never been able to get past the hotel setting. Silly, I know...

Maria Isabella said...

That's really wonderful! But just so you know, Table 45’s cuisine is truly excellent! It’s a fun stop on week nights – always bustling with activity.

Another FYI: Table 45 and Cowell & Hubbard are the only Zack Bruell restaurants open on Sundays. So if anyone wants to start their Zack Bruell Restaurant week on a Sunday, they should start at one of these two places! :)