GLOBAL TASTING MENU
Winter Menu, 2010

 SILK ROAD STANDARDS  3~ each

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

 
CITRUS MARINATED
 
Ahi Tuna Poke with sesame, scallions, lime juice, tamari, served on a sesame crisp (HAWAII)        6 ~
Scallops seared with lime & mint in pineapple-coconut-ginger salsa (THAILAND) VOTED BEST OF 2009!       
7 ~
Beef Carpaccio encrusted in Moroccan spices, quickly seared, sliced thin, served with orange, mint & parsley (MOROCCO)        7 ~


GRILLED & SAUTÉED

Skewered Tenderloin with spicy togarashi sauce (JAPAN) VOTED BEST OF 2009!       7 ~
Market Fresh Fish with puttanesca (spicy tomato sauce with olives & capers) (SICILY)        7 ~
Lamb Racklette encrusted in Dijon, herbs & panko, with a mustard-lamb reduction (FRANCE)        8 ~
Pork Tenderloin Roulade with sauteed winter greens, served over a dry cherry-port reduction (ALSACE)        7 ~


C
LAY POT COOKERY

Greek Shrimp with baked feta, Ouzo, tomato & topped with slivered almonds (MOROCCO)      6 ~
Crab Dip with sherry and cheese: Chesapeake style (NORTH EASTERN USA) VOTED BEST OF 2009!     7 ~
Potatoes au Gratin russet & sweet potatoes sliced thinly in a rich garlic cream topped with gruyere & baked (PORTUGAL)       5 ~
Cassoulet of duck confit, butifarra sausage, house cured pork & French beans topped with duck cracklings & herbs (PROVENçE)        6 ~
 
PASTA
 
Basil Crêpe layered with grilled zucchini, portobello, mozzarella, roma tomatoes &topped with tomato jam (ITALY)       5 ~
Drunken Noodle: broad rice noodle with shrimp, broccoli, snap peas, carrots, bell peppers, bamboo shutes & sherry (THAILAND)       6 ~
Gnocchi pan seared with local organic squash in hazelnut brown butter, topped with fried sage (NORTHERN ITALY) VOTED BEST OF 2009!        5 ~
 
CRISPY
 
Chicken Schnitzel tenders with cognac cream sauce (AUSTRIA) VOTED BEST OF 2009!        6 ~
Truffle Fries house-cut shoestring fries, with truffle, sea salt & garlic aioli (HOLLAND)       4 ~
Seafood Beignet: rich pastry filled with seafood, served crisp with tarragon aioli (AUSTRIA)       5 ~
Arancini crispy rissotto balls stuffed with goat cheese, served in a pool of fennel cream sauce (ITALY)        4 ~
 
 ONCE UPON A .... GRAIN
 
Shredded Duck Tamale with red chile sauce (MEXICO)        6 ~
Shareen: crisped farro with pistachios, oranges, cardamom & apricots (PERSIA)       4 ~
Seasonal Mushroom Sauté in garlic, sherry, butter & fresh herbs, served on focaccia (FRANCE) VOTED BEST OF 2009!       5 ~
Shawarma marinated & grilled chicken on house-made pita with cucumber, tomato, red onion, spicy harissa & tahini sauce (TURKEY)       6 ~
  
FROM THE GARDEN

Caramelized Root Vegetables tossed with crouton & apple vinaigrette, on a bed of bibb lettuce, topped with gorgonzola (BALTICS)      4 ~
Winter Caprese Salad with sun blushed tomato, house made mozzarella on arugula, with basil & balsamic (ITALY) VOTED BEST OF 2009!       5 ~
Roasted Beet Napoleon layered with goat cheese & basil, drenched in warm walnut vinaigrette (THE ALPS)      5 ~
Cucumber Salad with blood orange, red onion, mint & sesame vinaigrette (JORDAN)       4 ~
 
SWEETS

Mango Habanero Sorbet (MEXICO) 4 ~
Chocolate Calzone filled with raspberries & cream cheese (ITALY) VOTED BEST OF 2009!        6 ~
Dark Chocolate Mousse with huckleberry-white chocolate cream, shaved bitter chocolate & tuile cookie (FRANCE)       5 ~
Rum-Raisin Cake with Barbados rum, coated in coconut butter cream & dusted in coconut (BARBADOS)        5 ~
Apple Torte: buttery, rich & dense, filled with honey crisp apples sauteed in butter, drizzled with dark caramel sauce (ITALY)        5 ~
Middle Eastern Treats Babusa: semolina & ground hazelnut cake soaked in orange blossom water; Maamoul: walnut & date filled cookie;
Rose Water Soaked Apricot filled with swetened lebneh (THE LEVANT)       5 ~

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 ~ silkroadcatering@gmail.com

(Main floor, in the historic Crystal Theater building)