Spring 2010

Open Every Night 5pm - 10pm

This menu was enthusiastically chosen by the guests of THE SILK ROAD. 
Items included in this menu were based on popularity, 
with an amazing 3,152 individual votes from 223 unique voters. 
If you're interested in participating in next season's Global Tasting Menu, 
and if you wish to receive updates and invitations 
to special events at THE SILK ROAD, Join Our Mailing List.

Abe, Sam & Elise Risho wish to send a special THANK YOU to all those 
who participated in choosing the following menu items.
We sincerely appreciate all votes and suggestions for this first menu evolution, 
and look forward to seeing you soon!


Cured Meats: Daily Selection        Artisanal Chesses: Daily Selection
       Olive Medely: with harrissa & preserved lemons        Fresh Bread: house made to accompany and favorite dish
Hummus: Traditional Syrian style with tahini and pine nuts


Shrimp Tostada: 
crispy corn tortilla with shrimp, bell pepper, red onion, avocado & cilantro-lime vinaigrette (MEXICO)        6.50 ~
Scallops seared with lime & mint in pineapple-coconut-ginger salsa (THAILAND) VOTED BEST OF 2009!        7 ~
Escolar Margarita:  tequila-lime marinated escolar with mango, red onion & red bell pepper (COSTA RICA)         7 ~



Skewered Beef Tenderloin with spicy Togarashi sauce (MEXICO)
VOTED BEST OF 2009!        7 ~
Thai Pork Ribs with spicy ginger soy glaze, slow grilled & served over Asian slaw (THAILAND)
        6 ~

Lamb Racklette encrusted in Dijon mustard, herbs & panko (FRANCE)          8 ~ 

Market Fresh Fish  rubbed in adobo chili sauce, wrapped in banana leaf & steamed on the grill (YUCUTAN)          7 ~ 

Clay Pot Cookery

Gorgonzola Flan with port-caramel reduction & rosemary cracker (ITALY)          5.50 ~

Crab Dip with sherry & cheese: Chesapeake style (NORTHEASTERN USA) VOTED BEST OF 2009!          6 ~  

Braised Calamari stuffed with Portuguese-style sausage, baked in tomato-red pepper sauce (PORTUGAL)          6 ~

Jaj Ma’a Hashwa baked chicken stuffed with lamb, harissa & pine nuts, served in tomato-lemon-mint sauce (SYRIA)          8 ~  



Soba Noodles sautéed with scallions, carrots, baby bok choy & ginger-braised beef (JAPAN)          5 ~    

Raviolo stuffed with tomato sofrito & pancetta, pan seared & topped with shaved Manchego cheese (ITALY)         6 ~   

Gnocchi pan seared with seasonal ingredients, please ask your server for today’s selection VOTED BEST OF 2009!          5 ~ 

Angel Hair Pasta tossed with thyme-roasted chicken, fennel, asparagus & preserved lemon in parmesan-cream sauce (FRANCE)         5.50 ~   



Chicken Schnitzel with cognac cream sauce (AUSTRIA) VOTED BEST OF 2009!          4.50 ~

Agedashi Tofu tossed in tempura, crisped & served with citrus ponzu sauce (JAPAN)          4 ~

Crawfish Cake with scallions, bell peppers & parsley, served with spicy Creole mayo (NEW ORLEANS)          6 ~

Llapingachos: potato fritters filled with cactus paddle & cheese, with smoked tomato coulis & cilantro crème fraîche (ECUADOR)          4 ~  

Once Upon a…. Grain

Goat Cheese & caramelized onions in a flaky tart crust, with a balsamic reduction (FRANCE)          4.50 ~    

Grilled Cheese & Tomato Soup with select artisanal cheeses & house-made bread, with tomato basil soup (USA)        4 ~

Curry Fried Rice with egg, green onion, snap peas & ground peanut, topped with chili threads & Asian dry cured pork (CAMBODIA)        4 ~    

Seasonal Mushroom Sauté in garlic, sherry, butter & fresh herbs, with crispy leeks served on grilled bread (FRANCE) VOTED BEST OF 2009!      5 ~ 

From the Garden

Endive & Frisée  in creamy red wine-Dijon dressing, with walnuts, bleu cheese & apples (FRANCE)          5  ~

Spinach Salad with grapefruit, shaved red onion & avocado, tossed in honey-lime vinaigrette & topped with crispy ginger (BELIZE)          4.50 ~
Panzanella: sun blushed tomatoes, oil-cured olives, & mozzarella, with balsamic, basil & house-made crouton (ITALY) VOTED BEST OF 2009!    4 ~

Caesar Cardini chopped romaine hearts in citrus vinaigrette, topped with Romano, white anchovies & house-made croutons (TIJUANA)      5 ~


Mango Habanero Sorbet (MEXICO)          4 ~

Turkish Coffee Crème Brûlée  (TURKEY/FRANCE)          3.50 ~

Chocolate Fondue with coconut macaroons & candied orange peel (SWITZERLAND)          5 ~

Chocolate Calzone filled with raspberries & cream cheese (HINGHAM, MA) VOTED BEST OF 2009!          6 ~

Key Lime Torte in ginger-infused crust, topped with crispy meringue & candied ginger (CARIBBEAN)          5 ~

Halsey Tart: chocolate-shortbread crust with caramel-cream-peanut center, covered in chocolate (ENGLAND)          5.50 ~


We’ve decided to bring a NEW experience to Missoula, and ask our guests to choose what will appear on the next season's Global Tasting Menu at THE SILK ROAD.

If you wish to participate in designing each month’s Global Tasting Menu, please JOIN OUR MAILING LIST.

515 South Higgins Avenue ~ Missoula, MT 59801 ~ 406-541-0752 ~

(Main floor, in the historic Crystal Theater building)