Spring Menu, 2012

 SILK ROAD STANDARDS  (11~platter / 3~each)
Hummus Traditional Syrian style with tahini; Olive Medley with Harissa & preserved lemons
Daily Selections of Cured Meats or Artisanal Cheeses

CHILLED
Hot Pickled Beets shredded & served over arugula with goat cheese & pistachio tart (FRANCE)     
 6 ~
Tuna & Coconut Ceviche marinated in citrus, garlic, cilantro, red onion & jalapeno, layered with avodado salsa & plantain chips (PERU)      
8 ~
Chef's Choice Sushi rolled fresh every day with a mix of traditional & modern; ask your server for today’s selection (JAPAN)      10 ~ 
Poached Gulf Shrimp tossed in Berbere & yogurt dressing with grilled fennel bulb, sunblushed tomatoes & toasted pinenuts;
served upon mixed baby greens, topped with lebneh (ETHIOPIA) VOTED BEST OF 2011!       7 ~
    
PLAYING WITH FIRE
Skewered Beef Tenderloin with spicy Togarashi sauce (JAPAN) HOUSE FAVORITE!      8.50 ~ 
Crab Dip with sherry & cheese: Chesapeake style (NORTHEASTERN USA) HOUSE FAVORITE!      8.50 ~ 
Tuscan Style Ribs rubbed with chili, thyme, rosemary & oregano, served with Italian salsa verde & savory polenta (ITALY)       8 ~ 
 Salmon encrusted in Dukkah, served over sauteed greens & succulent blood orange sauce (EGYPT)  VOTED BEST OF 2011!      10 ~

ONCE UPON A .... GRAIN 
Mini Bahn Mi sandwich filled with Five Spice duck confit, pickled vegetables & spicy mayo, inside a fresh baked roll (VIETNAM)      6.50 ~ 
Pad Thai rice noodles wok-fried in tamarind & palm sugar, with scallion & crispy tofu, served with lime, cilantro & peanuts (THAILAND)       5.75 ~  
Sautéed Ravioli lemon ricotta, goat cheese & herb ravioli wrapped in fresh pasta & seared in butter, served with pesto (ITALY) HOUSE FAVORITE!      6.50 ~ 
Canelones pork & veal sauteed with onions & butter infused with truffle & herbs, folded into cream & chicken pâté, wrapped inside thin pasta
then baked & cloaked with machego cheese (SPAIN)      7 ~

CRISPY
Chicken Schnitzel with lemon, upon decadent cognac-cream sauce (AUSTRIA) HOUSE FAVORITE!      7 ~
French Fries house-cut potatoes tossed in Harissa spice, served with delicate onion jam (HOLLAND)      5.50 ~
Arancinis saffron risotto balls filled with fresh mozzarella then crisped, over sunchoke cream sauce (MILAN)  VOTED BEST OF 2011!      5.50 ~ 
Moules Frites mussels simmered in tequila, tomato & lime, served with mojo verde & fries dusted in mole powder (FRANCE/OAXACA)    ~ 

  
FROM THE GARDEN
Grilled Asparagus over roasted hazelnut-red pepper romesco, topped with eggs mimosa (SPAIN)      7.75 ~
Seasonal Mushroom Sauté in garlic, sherry, butter & fresh herbs, with crispy leeks served on grilled bread (FRANCE) HOUSE FAVORITE!      7 ~
Patlican Böregi herbed Kasseri & Feta cheeses sandwiched between crispy eggplant slices, served with creamy raita sauce (TURKEY)      7.75 ~
Tagine of slow-cooked eggplant, tomatoes, zucchini, squash, apricots & almonds tossed in Ras el Hanout, topped with
fresh gremolata (MOROCCO)      6.50 ~
  
SWEETS
Mango Habanero Sorbet (MEXICO) HOUSE FAVORITE!      4 ~
Rhubarb Flan Tart topped with graham cracker streusel & rhubarb jam (FRANCE)  6.50 ~ 
Chocolate Calzone filled with raspberries & cream cheese (HINGHAM, MA) HOUSE FAVORITE!      6 ~
Bedouin Coffee fine ground with a hint of cardamom, thrice boiled in traditional brass pot (LEBANON)      4.50~
Vanilla Bean Génoise Cake with passion fruit pastry cream, strawberry cremeux & white chocolate mousse (FRANCE)    6.75 ~ 
Bacon-Maple Beignet crispy & warm with small chunks of bacon, covered in maple glaze  & served with a scoop of cardamom ice cream (CREOLE) VOTED BEST OF 2011!      5.50~


Simply join our Mailing List and receive personal invitations to our monthly special events, and vote for our next Global Tasting Menu!

NEW! THE SILK ROAD Spice Market
Enjoy the same amazing flavors from THE SILK ROADevery day, AT HOME 

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


Reservations:
406-541-0752