Valentine’s Day at The National Monday, February 14, 2011 3-course prix-fixe, $50 5-10 pm First: mezze three dips, hummus with sumac, carrot with caraway and feta, beet tzatziki, warm flatbread, marinated olives local lettuces and chicories, stilton, butternut squash, candied pecans, Pedro Ximenez vinaigrette fried oysters white asparagus, remoulade, baby lettuces, preserved lemon lamb carpaccio arugula, shaved garrotxa cheese, marcona almonds, crispy capers, aged sherry vinegar manteca colorada pork rillette with paprika, parsley-caperberry salad, toasted sourdough rubbed with tomato and garlic laughing bird shrimp al ajillo with amontillado sherry, Spanish chorizo and almonds, GA mountain white grits, pea shoots “Spanish onion soup” crouton, melted San Simon cheese three cheeses with toasts and accompaniments palate cleanser: diced pineapple with pickled ginger and mint Second: vegetable plate farrotto with winter squash and poblano pepper, swiss chard and feta empanada, asparagus a la plancha, roasted beets with edamame and pecans, cucumbers with mint and curry-vinaigrette, frisee with hearts of palm and citrus Arctic char flageolet beans with creamy leeks, radishes, cucumbers and fennel fronds with creamy GA caviar dressing Pacific cod wrapped in Serrano ham, paella with chicken, spinach and wild mushrooms, piquillo sauce two roasted quail "fattee” pomegranate marinated, rice vermicelli with chickpeas, eggplant, tomato-fenugreek sauce, yogurt, cucumbers, pine nuts, crisp pita pork & clams pork tenderloin, Sapelo Island clams, roasted red peppers, fried potatoes, green bean salad with almonds and cilantro grilled wagyu skirt steak oxtail and potato hash, asparagus a la plancha, crema, salsa pimentón, spicy pecans Third: cake: stacked vanilla cake with buttercream and passion fruit curd, toasted coconut, raspberry custard: yogurt panna cotta with stewed cherries, pistachio praline tart: red grape galette with port ice cream, turrón chocolate: chocolate “cazuela” brownie with sea salt, white chocolate blondie, dulce de leche, blood orange • Vegan and gluten-free options available on request • menu available a la carte at the bar • additional snacks available on the bar menu, e.g. hummus, dates, olives, patatas bravas • no Dinner & A Movie menu on 2/14/11

Valentine’s Day at The National
Monday, February 14, 2011
3-course prix-fixe, $50
5-10 pm


First:
mezze three dips, hummus with sumac, carrot with caraway and feta, beet tzatziki, warm flatbread, marinated olives
local lettuces and chicories, stilton, butternut squash, candied pecans, Pedro Ximenez vinaigrette
fried oysters white asparagus, remoulade, baby lettuces,
preserved lemon
lamb carpaccio arugula, shaved garrotxa cheese, marcona almonds, crispy capers, aged sherry vinegar
manteca colorada pork rillette with paprika, parsley-caperberry salad, toasted sourdough rubbed with tomato and garlic
laughing bird shrimp al ajillo with amontillado sherry, Spanish chorizo and almonds, GA mountain white grits, pea shoots
“Spanish onion soup” crouton, melted San Simon cheese
three cheeses with toasts and accompaniments

palate cleanser: diced pineapple with pickled ginger and mint

Second:
vegetable plate farrotto with winter squash and poblano pepper, swiss chard and feta empanada, asparagus a la plancha, roasted beets with edamame and pecans, cucumbers with mint and curry-vinaigrette, frisee with hearts of palm and citrus
Arctic char flageolet beans with creamy leeks, radishes, cucumbers and fennel fronds with creamy GA caviar dressing
Pacific cod wrapped in Serrano ham, paella with chicken, spinach and wild mushrooms, piquillo sauce
two roasted quail "fattee” pomegranate marinated, rice vermicelli with chickpeas, eggplant, tomato-fenugreek sauce, yogurt, cucumbers,
pine nuts, crisp pita
pork & clams pork tenderloin, Sapelo Island clams, roasted red peppers, fried potatoes, green bean salad with almonds and cilantro
grilled wagyu skirt steak oxtail and potato hash, asparagus a la plancha, crema, salsa pimentón, spicy pecans


Third:
cake: stacked vanilla cake with buttercream and passion fruit curd, toasted coconut, raspberry
custard: yogurt panna cotta with stewed cherries, pistachio praline
tart: red grape galette with port ice cream, turrón
chocolate: chocolate “cazuela” brownie with sea salt, white chocolate blondie, dulce de leche, blood orange


• Vegan and gluten-free options available on request
• menu available a la carte at the bar
• additional snacks available on the bar menu,
e.g. hummus, dates, olives, patatas bravas
• no Dinner & A Movie menu on 2/14/11