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2014 EARLY AUTUMN MENU
RESERVATIONS
406-541-0752

515 S. Higgins Ave.
Missoula, MT 59801 (Map)
(Main floor in the historic 
Crystal Theater building)



Open Wed - Sat @ 5pm



ASIA

TOGARASHI SKEWER grilled beef tenderloin & seasonal vegetables in spicy Togarashi sauce, on lightly grilled sesame-encrusted rice ball (JAPAN) GD     9.50
SPICY GARLIC EGGPLANT wok-fried in sesame oil, ginger, garlic, Togarashi & black rice vinegar; over steamed sushi rice, & crispy bok choy (JAPAN)  GD       9 ~
 
KID NU GOSHT slow-braised Bitterroot lamb in Garam Masala coconut curry & with cashews & basmati rice (NEPAL)  G     11 ~
GENERAL TSAM'S CHICKEN tender chicken battered & sautéed in Toagarashi, oranges, peppers & broccoli (CHINA) GD       9 ~
CHINESE MEATBALLS pork meatballs with Five Spice, mirin, tamari & ginger, sauteed in sweet & sour mushroom sauce; served with grilled pineapple & scallions (HONG KONG) D       8.50
 
 
 
EASTERN MEDITERRANEAN
HUMMUS Traditional Syrian style with tahini; GDV  3.50
OLIVE MEDLEY with Harissa & preserved lemons GDV 5 ~
FATTOUSH grilled zucchini & scallions tossed with fresh tomatoes, cucumbers, crispy chickpeas, Dukkah & sumac-yogurt vinaigrette; over Za'atar-grilled pita (EGYPT) gv     7.50
JAJ MA'A HASHWA chicken marinated with Harissa & braised in tomato-lemon-mint sauce with ground lamb & pine nuts, serve over Mediterranean rice (SYRIA) Gd     10 ~

EUROPE
PORK SCHNITZEL with lemon, upon decadent cognac-cream sauce (AUSTRIA)     9.25
BAY SCALLOPS pan seared in butter & white wine, tossed in gorgonzola cream sauce with fresh Montana linguini, English green peas & fresh arugula, topped with fresh local currants (ITALY)     10 ~
SEASONAL MUSHROOM SAUTEE in garlic, sherry, butter & fresh herbs; served on Le Petit Outre's Rosemary Focaccia, topped with crispy leeks (FRANCE)  gdv     10.50
CAVOLFIORE crisped cauliflower tossed with fresh herbs & caramel-vinegar sauce infused with lavender & red chili flakes (ITALY)  GDV     6.50

AFRICA
DATE & ORANGE SALAD on baby kale & chard tossed in Ras el Hanout-safron-honey vinaigrette, topped with candied almonds (MOROCCO) GDV     6 ~
MCHUZI WA SAMAKI African fish stew with fresh Alaskan Salmon in coconut broth with pomegranate syrup, caramelized onions & sun blushed tomatoes (EAST AFRICA) G   11 ~
ETHIOPIAN BBQ WRAP smoked country-style pork on a flour tortilla with melted gouda, topped with fresh coleslaw drizzled in Berbere-yogurt dressing (ETHIOPIA)     9.50 ~

THE AMERICAS
SHRIMP SCAMPI sautéed with white wine, lemon, sun-blushed tomatoes, Advieh & garlic; served over grilled tomato bread (LITTLE ITALY, NYC)  g       11 ~
CARNE ASADA grilled skirt steak marinated in lime, garlic & spices, served over beet coulis, topped with roasted corn & avocado salsa (MEXICO) GD       9 ~
CRAB DIP with sherry & cheese: Chesapeake style; with gluten free crackers (NORTHEASTERN USA) G       9.50
CREOLE FRIES house-cut potato fries tossed in Berbere-salt, served with Creole remoulade (NEW ORLEANS) 
GDV
      6
.50


SWEETS
MANGO HABANERO SORBET by Big Dipper served with Arab Bahlawa crushed pistachios wrapped in flaky phyllo & drizzled with rose blossom syrup   gDV 5 ~
BAKED CALZONE filled with chocolate ganache, raspberries & cream cheese, tossed in thyme-sugar & served with berry sauce      7 ~ 
CHOCOLATE TORTE flourless dark chocolate cake infused with orange liquer, finished with dark rum-whipped cream & candied orange 
G
   7.50
PUMPKIN CHEESECAKE inside flaky pastry crust, topped with Sweet Peaks Coconut-Garam Masala ice cream & pumpkin seed brittle      8.25
POMEGRANATE POACHED PEAR glazed in caramelized honey-pomegranate syrup, with gingersnap cookie & sahlab (orchid root) crème anglaise    
gDV
   6.75
 
TURKISH CRÈME BRÛLÉE infused with Bedouin coffee, encased in caramel; served with Mamoul shortbread cookie filled with dates & walnuts    
g
   7 ~
 
Wine Menu
REDS

Malbec, Susana Balbo, Mendoza, Aregentina*
11.75 ~ 46.00
Ripasso Valpolicella, Bussola, Superiore, Italy
11.25 ~ 44.00
Pinot Noir, Yamhill Reserve, Yamhill Valley Vineyards, Yamhill Valley, Oregon
11.00 ~ 43.00
Cotes-Du-Rhone, E. Guigal, Rhone Valley, France
10.00 ~ 39.00
Old Vine Zinfandel, Plungerhead, Dry Creek Valley, California
9.75 ~ 38.00
Monastrell (Mouvedre), Juan Gil, Jumilla, Spain
9.50 ~ 37.00
Carignan/Grenache, Onix, La Vilella Alta, Priorat, Spain
9.25 ~ 36.00
Cinsault/Syrah/Cabernet Sauvignon, Musar Jeune, Bekaa Valley, Lebanon
9.25 ~ 36.00
Tempranillo, Tridente, Bodegas Triton, Castilla y Leon, Spain
9.25 ~ 36.00
Port Blend (TN/TR/TF/TB), Crasto, Quinto do Crasto, Douro Valley, Sabrosa, Portugal
9.00 ~ 35.00
Malbec, Felino, Paul Hobbs, Lujan de Cuyo, Mendoza, Argentina
9.00 ~ 35.00
Merlot, Hahn, Hahn Winery, Central Coast, California*
8.50 ~ 33.00
Chianti w/ Sangiovese/Canaiolo/Malvasia Nera, Poggio Vignoso, Chianti, Tuscany, Italy
8.50 ~ 33.00
Syrah, Sixth Sense, Michael & David Phillips, Lodi, California*
7.50 ~ 29.00
Cabernet Sauvignon, Souverain, Lee Stewart, North Coast, Napa, California
 7.50 ~ 29.00
Pinot Noir, Sean Minor, Central Coast, California
7.00 ~ 27.00
Garnacha, Honoro Vera, Calatayud, Spain 5.25 ~ 20.00



WHITES

Riesling Kabinett, Monchof, Urzig Wurzgarten, Mosel, Germany
11.25 ~ 44.00
Sauvignon Blanc, Minet, Vieilles Vignes, Pouilly Fume, Loire, France
11.00 ~ 43.00
Gavi, Palladino, Cortese di Gavi, Piedmont, Italy*
11.00 ~ 39.00
Chardonnay, Crossbarn, Paul Hobbs, Sonoma Coast, Sonoma County, California
9.50 ~ 37.00
Sparkling Prosecco Superiore, Sommariva, Conegliano Valdobbiadene, Veneto, Italy 
8.50 ~ 33.00
French Blend, Saint Pepin, Ten Spoon Winery, Missoula, MT*
8.50 ~ 33.00
Moschofilero, Boutari, Mantinia, Greece
8.00 ~ 31.00
Gewurztraminer Blend (5 varietals), Gentil, Hugel, Alsace, France
7.75 ~ 30.00
Albarino, Laxas, Rias Baixas, Spain
7.50 ~ 29.00
Pinot Gris, King Estate, Lorane Valley, Oregon
7.25 ~ 28.00
Sauvignon Blanc, Fault Line, Alana McGettigan, Marlborough, New Zealand
7.25 ~ 28.00
Sparkling Cava Brut Reserva, Gran Gesta, Sant Saduuni D'Anoia, Cava, Spain
7.00 ~ 27.00
Rosé of Malbec, Fabre-Montmayou, Mendoza, Argentina6.50 ~ 25.00
Chardonnay, Rickshaw, Banshee Wines, Napa, California
6.50 ~ 25.00
Riesling, Notebook, Columbia Valley, Washington 5.50 ~ 21.00
Chenin Blanc, Indaba, Western Cape, South Africa
5.25 ~ 20.00

*Organic, or grown according to sustainable agricultural practices 



         

DESSERT WINES

Late Harvest Zinfandel, Dashe, Dry Creek Valley, Oakland, CA (Red, 2oz glass) ~ 7.50 ~ 54.00
Late Harvest Malbec, Susana Balboa, Mendoza, Argentina (Red, 2oz glass) ~ 7.00 ~ 49.00 
Late Harvest Torrontes, Tardio, Santa Julia, Mendoza, Argentina* (White)(3oz) ~ 6.00 ~ 22.00
Moscato d'Asti, Saracco, Piedmont, Italy (White)(4oz) ~ 5.00 ~ 28.00

*Organic, or grown according to sustainable agricultural practices 



Connoisseur's List
REDS
Carignan, Amplus, 2007, Santa Ema, Cachapoal Valley, Chile ~ 51
Cab Sauv/Cannanou, Tanca Farra, 2006, Sella Mosca, Alghero, Sardinia, Italy ~ 52
Cab Sauv/Cab Franc/Petit Verdot, Chateau Aney, 2009, Haute-Medoc, Bordeaux, France ~ 53
Cab Sauv/Merlot/Sangiovese, Super Tuscan, Le Sughere, 2009, Franssinello, Tuscany, Italy ~ 53
Cab Sauv/Carmenere, Bradisismo, 2008, Inama, Verona, Veneto, Italy ~ 54    
Zinfandel, JC Cellars, 2008, Iron Hill, Sonoma, California ~ 55
Tempranillo, La Granja, 2000, Alejandro Fernandez, Zamora, Spain ~ 57
Pinot Noir, Couloir, 2010, Londer Vineyard, Anderson Valley, Santa Rosa, California ~ 60     
Areni Noir, Karasi, 2011 Zorah, Rind Armenia ~ 61
Nebbiolo, Gattinara, Mauro Franchino, 2004, Piedmont, Italy ~ 63
Syrah/Mazuelo/Garnacha, Mas de Can Blau, 2009, El Masroig, Montsant, Spain ~ 65
Chianti Classico Riserva, Sangiovese Cellole 1999, DOCG, San Fabiano Calcinaia, Tuscany, Italy ~69
Cab Sauv/Carignan/Cinsault/Grenache, Chateau Musar, 2001, Gaston Hochar, Bekaa Valley, Lebanon ~ 72 
Cabernet Sauvignon/Grenache, Pasanau, 2006, Priorat, Spain ~ 74
Chateauneuf du Pape GSM, Xavier, 2007, Xavier Vignon, Rhone, France ~ 76
Tempranillo, Flor de Pingus, 2006, Dominio, Ribera Del Duero, Castilla y León, Spain ~ 95
Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot, Super Tuscan, Petra, 1999, Suvereto, Tuscany, Italy ~ 99


WHITES
Sparkling Rose, Cerdon, La Cueille, Vin de Bugey, France ~ 47
Sauv Blanc/ Semillon (Bordeaux Blend), Chaleur Estate, 2011, Woodinville, Washington, USA ~ 51
Sauv Blanc, Saget, 2008, Le Domaine Saget, Pouilly Fume, France ~52
Chardonnay, Neyers, 2012, Carneros District, California, USA ~ 53
White Merlot, Bianco Rovere, 2001, Brivio, Medrisio, Ticino, Switzerland ~ 59
Sparkling Brut Excellence, Gosset, NV, Champagne, Franc ~ 63
Obaideh/Merwah, Chateau Musar, 2003, Gaston Hochar, Bekaa Valley, Lebanon ~ 65 
Sparkling Brut, Stocker, Cantina Spumanti Terlano, Alto Adige, Italy ~ 79 





G = Gluten Free
g = gluten free upon request

D = Dairy Free
d = dairy free upon request

V = Vegan
v = vegan upon request