Open Every Night 5pm - 10pm

Remember "appetizer" time during dinner, that rare social time, where everyone shares in a selection of the house specialties?
Your entire meal at The Silk Road is that incomparably fun experience exactly; sharing a multitude of fabulous flavors tapas-style with your favorite dinner partners
in a warm and gracious setting.

Also unique to The Silk Road is our "Guest Driven Menu." Seasonally, we recreate our Global Tasting Menu and we cordially ask our guests to vote on their favorite
dishes allowing us to unveil a new "Guest-Driven Menu" every few months. This creates a level of participation that both guests and restaurateurs alike have never
seen before. The Silk Road is an adventure in global cuisine and old-world hospitality!

If you're interested in participating in next season's Global Tasting Menu and would like

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

Winter Menu, 2011

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


Hot Pickled Beets served over arugula with goat cheese and candied pecans (FRANCE) VOTED BEST OF 2010!    6 ~
Yellow Fin Tuna and papaya-triadito marinated in roasted chilies, white balsamic vinegar, plantains & fresh coriander (PERU)    8 ~
Beef & Shrimp Mixto rubbed with porcinis, chipotle & espresso, seared rare & sliced thin, topped with citrus alioli (ARGENTINA / ITALY)    9.50 ~

Skewered Beef Tenderloin with spicy Togarashi sauce (JAPAN) HOUSE FAVORITE!    7 ~
Lamb Racklette seared with dijon-herb rub, served with panko-encrusted zucchini (FRANCE) VOTED BEST OF 2010!    9 ~
Hanger Steak marinated in apple & soy, served on bibb lettuce dressed with sesame-avocado salsa & crispy onions (KOREA)    9 ~

Crab Dip with sherry & cheese: Chesapeake style (NORTHEASTERN USA) HOUSE FAVORITE!    7 ~
Pastitsio: bucatini pasta baked with beef & sweet spices, topped with sherry-cheese-cream sauce (GREECE)     6.50 ~
Braised Short Ribs in tomato, white wine & cardoons: a vegetable similar to a blend of artichokes and celery (ITALY)     7 ~
Halibut baked with caramelized onions & tomatoes in coconut-pomegranate broth (IVORY COAST) VOTED BEST OF 2010!    10 ~

Pad Thai Chicken sprouts, onion, scallions & rice noodles in tamarind & palm sugar; with cilantro, lime, peanut & tofu (THAILAND)    6.50 ~
Sugo di Castrato slow cooked goat with tomatoes, nutmeg & cream, tossed with papardelle pasta, topped with parmesan (ABRUZZO, ITALY)     6.25 ~
Gnocchi made with potatoes, egg & cheese, sautéed in olive oil, pancetta, tomatoes, chilies, onions & garlic, finished with Romano cheese (ITALY)     7 ~
Fried Ravioli lemony-ricotta, goat cheese & herb ravioli dipped in buttermilk & bread crumbs, served crispy with pesto (ITALY) VOTED BEST OF 2010    6.50~

Wiener Schnitzel of pork, with lemon & cognac-cream sauce (AUSTRIA) HOUSE FAVORITE!    7 ~
General Tsams Chicken tender chicken battered and sautéed in oranges, peppers & broccoli (HUNAN, CHINA) 7 ~
Truffle Fries house-cut local potatoes tossed in truffle oil, served with artichoke-preserved lemon aioli (HOLLAND) VOTED BEST OF 2010!    5.50 ~
Tortillitas de Camarones: crispy shrimp fritters with chickpea flour, scallions, served with roasted sweet pimentón & oil-cured black olive aioli (ANDALUSIA)     5.75 ~

Goat Cheese Tart with caramelized onions in a flaky crust, with a balsamic reduction (FRANCE) VOTED BEST OF 2010!    5.75 ~
Seasonal Mushroom Sauté in garlic, sherry, butter & fresh herbs, with crispy leeks served on grilled bread (FRANCE) HOUSE FAVORITE!    7 ~
Pork Steamed Buns with roasted pork belly, cucumber & hoison sauce (dark & slightly sweet), wrapped inside a steamed bun (BEIJING)     7.50 ~
Petti de Pollo - Chicken stuffed with prosciutto, parmesan, basil, portabello mushrooms & herbal dressing, roasted & served over cognac-cream sauce & rice pilaf (BOLOGNE, ITALY)     8.50 ~

Butternut Squash Bisque with harissa-infused yogurt & chive oil (MAGREB - NORTHAFRICA) VOTED BEST OF 2010!    5.50 ~
Scallion Pancake rolled in light pastry with sesame oil, coiled, flattened & fried, with pickled vegetables & ginger (CHINA)    5 ~
Papas Arrugadas con Mojo wrinkled baby potatoes served warm with red and green mojo sauce (garlic, olive oil, salt, vingar & cumin)      5.50 ~

Mango Habanero Sorbet (MEXICO) HOUSE FAVORITE!    4 ~
Fig Crème Brûlée with port-wine sauce & molasses crisp (NW USA)    6 ~
Chocolate Calzone filled with raspberries & cream cheese (HINGHAM, MA) HOUSE FAVORITE!    6 Linzer Cannoli (citrus flavored crispy shell) filled with dried fruit and mascarpone, served with cherry reduction (GERMANY)     5.75 ~
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 
Bacon-Maple Beignets (type of doughnut, with small chunks of house-cured bacon, covered in maple glaze) paired with dark ale ice cream (IRELAND)     5.50 ~

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)