Summer Menu 2011

Summer Menu, 2011

(11~platter / 3~each)

Hummus Traditional Syrian style with tahini; Olive Medley with harissa & preserved lemons
Daily Selections of Cured Meats or Artisanal Cheeses

Hot Pickled Beets served over arugula with goat cheese & pistachios (FRANCE) VOTED BEST OF 2010!    
 6 ~
Tuna Sashimi with Asian pears, pickled chilis & jicama, topped with sweet soy & lime dressing (JAPAN)   9 ~
Salmon Ceviche diced & marinated in citrus & papaya juices, tossed with, sweet chili paste & red onion, served with fresh cilantro & strawberry salsa (COSTA RICA)   8.50 ~  
Hamachi Ceviche yellowtail tuna marinated in ponzu (citrus & soy dressing) & bonito flakes (dry-cured Japanese fish), tossed with blood orange, radish & grape seed oil (JAPAN)  9 ~

Skewered Beef Tenderloin with spicy Togarashi sauce (JAPAN) HOUSE FAVORITE!   7 ~
Shrimp Dumpling filled with shiitake mushrooms, scallions & soy, then poached in lemongrass broth (CHINA)   7 ~  
Salmon encrusted in Dukkah (Egyptian nut & herb blend); served over sauteed greens & blood orange sauce (EGYPT)   8 ~
Iib Kebab ground lamb seasoned with Baharat (Turkish spice blend) & coffee; grilled & served with spicy tomatoes (TURKEY)   6.50 ~

Crab Dip with sherry & cheese: Chesapeake style (NORTHEASTERN USA) HOUSE FAVORITE! 7 ~
Halibut baked with caramelized onions & tomatoes in coconut-pomegranate broth (IVORY COAST) VOTED BEST OF 2010!   10 ~
Vindaloo Chicken spicy chicken curry from Goa, India with palm vinegar, spring garlic & potatoes served over rice (INDIA)   6 ~  
Pork Enchilada red chili-braised pork shoulder wrapped in a corn tortilla, topped with roasted chili verde sauce & queso fresco (MEXICO)   7.50 ~

Palmeni - pockets of pasta filled with beef & wild mushrooms, 
 in smoked paprika butter & topped with sour cream (RUSSIA)   4.50 ~   
Drunken Noodles mixed seafood wok-fried with broad rice stick-noodle in a salty-spicy sauce,
 bok choy, scallions & lime,  (THAILAND)   6 ~ 
Fried Ravioli lemony-ricotta, goat cheese & herb ravioli dipped in buttermilk & bread crumbs, served crispy with pesto (ITALY) VOTED BEST OF 2010   6.50 ~
Canelones - pork & veal 
 with onions & butter, infused with truffle & herbs, folded into cream & chicken pat
, wrapped inside thin pasta then baked & cloaked with manchego cheese (SPAIN)   6 ~

Wiener Schnitzel of chicken, with lemon & cognac-cream sauce (AUSTRIA) HOUSE FAVORITE!   7 ~
Truffle Fries house-cut local potatoes tossed in truffle oil, served with artichoke-preserved lemon aioli (HOLLAND) VOTED BEST OF 2010!   5.50 ~
Scotch Egg poached farm-fresh egg encased sweet sausage & oats then fried; served with a stone ground mustard & sour cherry jam (SCOTLAND)  4.75 ~
Arancinis saffron risotto balls filled with fresh mozzarella cheese & crisped, topped with sunchoke 
cream sauce
 (vegetable similar to artichoke) (MILAN)   5.50 ~

Goat Cheese Tart with caramelized onions in a flaky crust, with balsamic reduction (FRANCE) VOTED BEST OF 2010!   5.75 ~
Midnight Sandwich tangy pulled pork, house-made pickles, mango-mustard & Swiss cheese griddled on fresh baked bread (CUBA)   7.50 ~ 
armer's Market Risotto
 arborio rice braised with local Farmer's Market produce, topped with Parmesan cheese & cream (PIEDMONTE)   
5 ~
Seasonal Mushroom Sauté in garlic, sherry, butter & fresh herbs, with crispy leeks served on grilled bread (FRANCE) HOUSE FAVORITE!   7 ~

Bib Lettuce Salad with jicama, strawberries, cotija cheese & habanero vinaigrette (YUCATAN, MEXICO)   4.50 ~   
Butternut Squash Bisque with harissa-infused yogurt & chive oil (MAGREB - NORTHAFRICA) VOTED BEST OF 2010!   5 ~
Borscht fresh beets roasted & simmered in porcini mushroom broth, topped with crispy shiitake mushrooms & horseradish-infused crème fraîche (RUSSIA)   5 ~
Smoked Duck Salad smoked duck breast served over mixed greens with blackberries, candied pecans, blue cheese & white balsamic-vanilla vinaigrette (FRANCE)   8.75 ~   
Mango Habanero Sorbet (MEXICO) HOUSE FAVORITE!   4 ~
Blackberry Crêpe with citrus-infused butterscotch & cheese crisp (OREGON, USA)   6 ~    
Chocolate Calzone filled with raspberries & cream cheese (HINGHAM, MA) HOUSE FAVORITE!   6 ~
Dark Chocolate Molten Cake served with roasted bananas & coconut ice cream (JAMAICA)   5.50        
Galaktoboureko sticky-sweet phyllo cakes filled with orange-spiked semolina custard, topped 
with fig compote (GREECE)   6 ~  
The Bombe olive oil, rosemary & sea salt ice cream on génoise cake enveloped in chocolate & toasted pine nuts (ITALY) VOTED BEST OF 2010!   6.50 ~

We are excited to unveil a new Global Tasting Menu every month, and share with you our culinary inspiration and adventure!

We want your help!

  Have you ever wanted to add your own items to your favorite restaurant’s menu? 

Have you ever wanted the option to try something new from your favorite chef?

We’ve decided to bring a NEW experience to Missoula, and ask our guests to choose what will appear on the next month’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)