Rough Draft Summer Dinner Menu

Summer 2010 Dinner


Then followed that beautiful season… Summer….
Filled was the air with a dreamy and magical light; and the landscape
Lay as if new created in all the freshness of childhood.
~Henry Wadsworth Longfellow



Cast Iron Skillet-Seared Scallops, Bruleed South Carolina Peach, KimChee

Lobster-Silver Queen Corn Fritters; Red Pepper Jelly, Buttermilk-Lime Crème Fraiche

Pan-Seared Jumbo Lump Crab Cakes, Saffron, Golden Pineapple Compote; Peanut Relish,

Smoked Paprika Oil


House-Smoked Salmon Flat Bread; Charred Red Onion, Mascarpone, Crisped Capers, Dill Crème Fraiche


Fried Green Tomatoes, Bruleed Goat Cheese, Watermelon Pickle, Cayenne Oil

Pickled Shrimp, Local Tomato Aspic, Homemade Mayo, Lemon Verbena Oil

Benton’s Country Ham Prosciutto-Wrapped Tuna, Green Goddess; Orzo Salad, Radishes, Cucumber, Bruleed Watermelon

Butter Bean Hummus, Sweet Chow Chow; Flat Bread Crackers


House-Made Fried Bologna, Texas Toast; Fontina Fondue; Beer-Battered Pickled Okra


Salads & Soups

Hand-Tossed Lobster-Salad, Grapefruit, White Grapes, Toasted Marcona Almonds;

Brown Butter Vinaigrette, Opal Basil

Macke’s Wedge

Heirloom Tomatoes, Mozzarella, Basil, Vidalia Onions; Smoked Sea Salt,

Aged Balsamic Syrup

Bibb Lettuce, Roasted Baby Beets, Laura Chenel Goat Cheese, Raspberries, Toasted Walnuts;


Caramelized Vidalia Onion Soup, Aged Sherry, Thyme, Cruze Farm Buttermilk; Sourdough Croutons

Local Tomato Gazpacho, Key Lime-Chile Crème Fraiche








Salmon, Basil-Asiago-Crust, Olive Oil Broth; Cous Cous Salad, Heirloom Tomatoes, Feta, Grilled Eggplant, Crisped Capers

Toby’s Buttermilk -Fried Springer Mountain Airline Breast;

Whipped Yukon Gold Potatoes, Thin Green Beans


Cast Iron Skillet-Seared Veal Chop, Navy Bean Vinaigrette, Fried Collards,

Summer Squash Souffle, Black Diamond Cheddar (or lime-mustard crust, curried home fries, peach chutney)

Southern Paella with Scallops, Shrimp, Mussels, & Andouille; Saffron Risotto, Roasted Tomato-Artichoke Broth, Bell Pepper

Braised Niman Ranch Pork Cheeks, Smoked Balsamic Glaze; Horseradish Potato Cake, Snow Pea Shoots, Granny Smith Apple Mustard


Cast Iron Skillet-Seared Scallops, Benton’s Country Ham Prosciutto, Gingered Peach Syrup,

Peaches n’ Cream Corn Souffle, White Balsamic-Basil Drizzle, Fried Okra Croutons


Halibut, Black Sesame Crust, Hoisin BBQ; Papaya-Basmati Rice, Summer Vegetable Tempura, Cilantro-Chipotle Drizzle

Cast Iron Skillet-Seared Filet of Beef Tenderloin, Cracked Pepper Demi-Glace; Green Bean “Casserole”,



~ by elevatedsouthern on 2010/06/08.

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