GLOBAL TASTING MENU
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 3,306 individual votes from 235 unique voters. If you're interested in participating in next season's Global Tasting Menu, 
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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 and every menu evolution, and look forward to seeing you soon!


Summer 2010

 SILK ROAD STANDARDS  (11~ platter / 3~ each)
Hummus: Traditional Syrian style with tahini and pine nuts    Olive Medely: with harrissa & preserved lemons
Daily Selections of 
Cured Meats or Artisanal Cheeses

 CITRUS MARINATED
Shrimp Ceviche with tomato, avocado, cucumber & citrus (MEXICO)        6.50 ~
Hot Pickled Beets served over arugula with goat cheese and candied pecans (FRANCE)        5 ~
Ahi Tuna
marinated in lime, coconut & mint, with fresh Thai chili and wonton crisp, served chilled (MEXICO)        
8 ~

 GRILLED & SAUTÉED
Skewered Beef Tenderloin with spicy Togarashi sauce (JAPAN) VOTED BEST OF 2009!        7 ~
Sosaties succulent spiced lamb skewered & grilled over sherry-soaked apricots (S. AFRICA)        8 ~
Wild Alaskan Sockeye Salmon with plum glaze, served over sautéed greens & topped with crispy ginger (NORTH JAPAN)        8 ~
Anticuchos de Pollo chicken, potato & onion skewers marinated in ahi amarillo (spicy & citrus-ey yelloW chili pepper) served with salsa criolla (sweet onion relish) (PERU)        6.50 ~

 CLAY POT COOKERY
Casuela de Camarones baked shrimp in sweet peanut and plantain sauce (BRAZIL)
         7 ~ 

Crab Dip with sherry & cheese: Chesapeake style (NORTHEASTERN USA) VOTED BEST OF 2009!         7 ~ 
Halibut baked with caramelized onions & summer squash in coconut broth (IVORY COAST)
         8 ~ 

Kid Nu Gosht slow-braised lamb in Nepalese coconut curry with cashews over basmati rice (NEPAL)
         8 ~ 


PASTA
Formaggio fettuccine with assorted mushrooms, garlic, pine nuts & Romano cheese (ITALY)
         6 ~ 

Chilled Soba Noodles with miso-cured salmon tossed in a rich sesame dressing, with sprouts, pickled carrot & scallions (JAPAN)
         7 ~ 

Fried Ravioli lemony ricotta & herb stuffed ravioli dipped in buttermilk & bread crumbs, served crispy with pesto dipping sauce (ITALY)        6.50 ~

CRISPY
Tempura Green Beans served crispy with mild yellow curry aioli (EAST ASIA)
         4.50 ~ 

Fried Green Tomatoes dusted with corn meal, served with red onion chutney (MISSISSIPPI)        5.50 ~
Malai Kofta crispy vegetable fritters filled with cauliflower, spinach, peas & onions, in a rich curry sauce (INDIA)         6.50 ~
Pork Tonkatsu pork loin rubbed with Korean red chili paste, crusted with panko, served crispy atop mixed Asian greens (KOREA)         6.50 ~

ONCE UPON A
.... GRAIN

Baked Gold Tomato stuffed with quinoa, fava beans, mushrooms & scallions, topped with cotija cheese (BOLIVIA)
 
         6 ~ 

Pastelle de Poro flaky double-crust pastry filled with artichoke heart, leeks, eggs & fresh cheese, baked to golden brown (CHILE)
         6.50 ~

Lempar Ayam lemongrass chicken & sticky rice served warm in a banana leaf with kecap manis (sweet & salty) dipping sauce (BALI)
        5.50 ~

Seasonal Mushroom Sauté in garlic, sherry, butter & fresh herbs, with crispy leeks served on grilled bread (FRANCE) VOTED BEST OF 2009! 
         7 ~ 


FROM THE
 GARDEN
Classic Caprese
with tomato, house-made mozzarella, fresh basil and balsamic (ITALY) VOTED BEST OF 2009!
 
     4.50 ~ 

Chilled Ratatouille layered grilled zucchini, mushroom, tomato, eggplant & herbed goat cheese with roasted pepper coulis (FRANCE)
 
         6.50 ~ 

Melon Salad: assortment of organic fresh melons with mint, feta, charred green onion, oil cured olives & lemon vinaigrette (TURKEY) 
         5.50 ~ 

Grilled Avocado stuffed with roasted corn, red onion, jalapeno, red bell pepper & black beans served with blue corn tortillas (MEXICO)
 
         5.50 ~ 


SWEETS
Mango Habanero Sorbet
(MEXICO)
 
        4 ~ 

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

Semi-Freddo layers of cherry, lavender & caramel custard frozen & served with a sugar cookie (MONTENEGRO)
 
         5 ~ 

Strawberry-Rhubarb Napoleon with cinnamon-sugar phyllo, topped with peppered strawberry chips (FRANCE)
 
         5 ~ 

Olive Oil & Rosemary Ice Cream Bombe with chocolate glaze, meringue crumble, pine nuts & honey glaze (ITALY)
 
         5.50 ~ 

Drunken Chocolate Tower layered chocolate-pecan cake, chocolate rum mousse & ganache, finished with coffee gelee (COSTA RICA)
 
 
       6 ~