Winter 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 served over arugula with goat cheese & pistachios (FRANCE)     
 6 ~
Tuna Ceviche marinated in citrus, garlic, cilantro, red onion & jalapeno,
layered with avodado salsa & plantain chips (PERU)      
8 ~
Langostino Rolls petite lobster tossed in crème fraîche & chives,
wrapped in house-made brioche roll (NEW ENGLAND, USA)    
  8.50 ~ 
Poached Gulf Shrimp tossed in Berbere & yogurt dressing with grilled fennel bulb,
sunblushed tomatoes & toasted pinenuts (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 ~ 
Halibut Cheeks  grilled & covered in zesty chimichurri, with spice sauce (ARGENTINA)      10 ~ 
 Salmon encrusted in Dukkah, served over sauteed greens &
succulent blood orange sauce (EGYPT) 
 VOTED BEST OF 2011!      10 ~

ONCE UPON A .... GRAIN 
Shaved Beef Pho or Veggie Pho fresh udon noodles topped with a poached egg,
Thai basil, cilantro & fresh jalape
ño (VIETNAM)      7 ~ 
Sfiha flaky pastry with ground lamb, pine nuts, onion and Za'atar (sesame & herb blend),
finished with yogurt & pomegranate (LEBANON)      
6 ~  
Fried Ravioli lemony-ricotta, goat cheese & herb ravioli dipped in buttermilk &
bread crumbs, served crispy 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 ~
Arancinis saffron risotto balls filled with fresh mozzarella then crisped,
over sunchoke cream sauce (MILAN)  VOTED BEST OF 2011!      5.50 ~ 
Pierogi with wild mushrooms, crème fraîche, tarragon, pernot & chives
wrapped in flatbread & fried; with vinegar-butter sauce (POLAND)     
 6.50 ~ 
French Fries house-cut potatoes tossed in Harissa spice, served with delicate onion jam (HOLLAND)      5.50 ~
  
FROM THE GARDEN
Eggplant Parmesan baked in velvety layers of fresh mozzarella
& parmesan cheeses, over savory marinara (ITALY) 
     6 ~
Seasonal Mushroom Sauté in garlic, sherry, butter & fresh herbs,
with crispy leeks served on grilled bread (FRANCE) HOUSE FAVORITE!      7 ~
Tagine of eggplant, tomatoes, zucchini, roasted peppers & crookneck squash tossed in Ras el Hanout,
lemon & olive oil, cooked & served over currant cous cous; topped with onion jam (MOROCCO)      6.50 ~
Lasagne Verdi grilled portabella mushrooms, zucchini, leeks & aged provolne, together between decadent
layers of herb-infused crêpes; topped with tomato jam & balsamic reduction (ITALY)    
  7.75~
  
SWEETS
Mango Habanero Sorbet (MEXICO) HOUSE FAVORITE!      4 ~
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~
Middle Eastern Trio baklava, lemon-olive oil cake &
ma'amoul (date-filled shortbread cookie) (LEVANT)      7
~
Pain Perdu of house-made brioche baked in rich vanilla custard;
with strawberry jam & brandied sweet cream (FRANCE)     
5.75~
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~


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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