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Winter Menu

winter selections // 

Roasted cauliflower with cumin, mint, pomegranate seeds, salted yogurt

Caramelized onion and radicchio quiche

Braised oxtail with pancetta and tomatoes

Spaghetti with roasted butternut squash-sage cream sauce, toasty anchovy-garlic breadcrumbs

salads //

Spinach salad with goat cheese and walnuts, sherry-anchovy vinaigrette

Cabbage, date, feta salad, spicy lemon vinaigrette, sesame seeds

Kale salad with sliced almonds and Parmesan

Crunchy vegetable salad with feta, mint, and sunflower seeds

Romaine and butter leaf salad with garbanzo beans, sliced radishes, toasted pine nuts, shaved Parmesan cheese, creamy Italian dressing

Charlie Bird’s farro salad with pistachios, shaved Parmesan cheese, arugula, cherry tomatoes, sliced radishes

Papa a la huancaína (Peruvian potato salad), creamy ají amarillo sauce, lettuce, hard-boiled eggs, black olives

Black bean, corn, and radish salad with cilantro and lime dressing

Esquites (Mexican corn salad), fire-roasted corn, cilantro, scallions, queso fresco, lime-garlic aioli

Celery salad with walnuts and parmesan

Raw brussels sprouts salad with manchego and walnuts

Broccoli salad with sesame, cumin seeds, and garlic

soups // 

Chupe de camarones (Peruvian shrimp soup) with corn and spicy red chiles

Crab bisque with fresh corn, green chiles, served with sourdough bread

Gingery, roasted chicken noodle soup

White bean and pancetta soup

Curried carrot and coconut soup with lime and cilantro

Ham hock soup with kale, beans, and cabbage, served with crumbled smoked bacon

Main Entrees

seafood //

White clam pizza, finely chopped clam meat, mozzarella cheese, red pepper flakes, garlic-olive oil drizzle, on multigrain dough, topped with a lemony-arugula salad

Asian salmon meatballs with ginger and scallions, served with sriracha aioli

Parmesan and panko crusted salmon fish sticks, served with lemon aioli

Crispy smoked salmon burger with pickled cucumbers and shallots, whipped dill cream cheese + onion bun

Pan-seared fish tacos with tomato-mango salsa + spicy ají amarillo sauce

Brazilian fish stew, cod, bell peppers, tomatoes, simmered in a creamy coconut-garlic broth, served with sourdough bread

Cod potato cakes + creamy tarragon lemon sauce

Olive oil and rosemary-poached shrimp

Crunchy chipotle shrimp cakes with lime aioli and mango-green onion relish

Picante de camarones– Peruvian shrimp in creamy aji colorado sauce, served with steamed potatoes

Picante de mariscos– Peruvian-inspired seafood stew, creamy aji colorado-white wine sauce, cilantro, served with steamed potatoes

meats //

Pollo con maní (Peruvian chicken with peanuts), chicken stew with peanuts and potatoes in a spicy cream sauce

Harissa chicken with leeks, potatoes, and yogurt 

Sesame chicken with cashews and dates 

Chicken tarragon with a creamy Vermouth sauce

Braised chicken with mushrooms, thyme, and cream

Peruvian-braised chicken breasts and cauliflower in a light and creamy white wine sauce

Chicken paprikash, served with egg noodles

Sweet and savory chicken drumettes, served with spicy ají amarillo sauce + boiled potatoes and corn on the cob 

Ají de gallina (Peruvian spicy chicken stew), creamy ají amarillo sauce with shredded chicken, served with rice and hard-boiled eggs

Peruvian-style pesto and spaghetti, basil-spinach blend, Parmesan cheese + albondigas

Shredded pork tenderloin with creamy lime and jalapeno sauce, tomatoes, cilantro

Creamy pumpkin pasta bake with sausage, mascarpone cheese, tortellini, and toasted hazelnuts

Spaghetti with marinara and spicy chorizo

Thai-style ground turkey and pork with chiles and basil

Chile and coconut-braised short ribs, served with creamy polenta

Braised green lentils with smoked kielbasa

Roasted cauliflower quiche with pancetta, gruyere-goat cheese blend, and truffle oil

vegetarian //

Southwest black bean, corn, and butternut squash enchiladas with pepper jack cheese, creamy bechamel sauce

Savory black bean cakes with tomato-corn salsa + cilantro-lime aioli

Chipotle and poblano black bean burgers, muenster cheese, chipotle aioli, wheat bun

Black bean, butternut squash, and quinoa casserole + feta cheese

Sweet potato, black bean, and spinach taquitos, served with sour cream + avocado

Chickpea patties with smoked paprika and feta cheese + Greek yogurt and cucumber-red onion relish

New Mexico chile + cumin-spiced butternut squash tacos with cilantro-lime sauce

Cauliflower and broccoli stir-fry with tofu and sriracha-spiked peanut sauce

Curried cauliflower stew with couscous and chickpeas, served with lime-cilantro yogurt sauce and sliced almonds

Polenta al forno with spinach, ricotta, and fontina


nibbles + grains + vegetables // 

Cucumber raita with naan bread

Deviled egg salad with anchovies and hot smoked paprika on toast

Hot spinach and artichoke dip, Parmesan cream cheese, red pepper flake, served with tortilla chips

Garlic-rubbed crostini with Boursin cheese and tomato-mango relish

Chipotle pork and veal meatballs with bacon, served with chipotle-lime dipping sauce

Chilled green beans, served with lemon aioli for dipping

Roasted cauliflower and broccoli with almonds, parsley-shallot-anchovy vinaigrette

Cauliflower gratin with leeks and white cheddar

Roasted broccoli with tahini-garlic sauce

Chilled baby Yukon Gold potatoes with basil-garlic aioli dipping sauce

Stuffed heirloom tomatoes with rainbow quinoa, goat cheese, and golden raisins