It won't be officially announced until Monday, but we've got a sneak peek at Gitane's upcoming Andalusian-inspired menus - all three of them - to keep your mouth watering through the weekend. Going live November 9 will be a five-course tasting menu and an a la carte menu available to patrons in the upstairs dining room, as well as a "compartir" or sharing menu for diners at the bar or on the patio.
Patrick Kelly, whose resume includes Angele and La Folie, will be co-piloting the kitchen with wife and current Gitane chef Bridget Batson as the new concept rolls out.
The more casual "compartir" menu offers dishes that fall somewhere in between tapas and family-style in size. Here are the first dishes to be unveiled:
· Conchinillo Lechon: Crispy suckling pig confite, red endive and Seville orange marmelada, cured black olives, parsley
· Fideo Colita de Res (for two): Tempranillo braised oxtails, chili puree, toasted pasta
The more formal tasting and a la carte menus will include:
· Conejo & Caracoles: Wood Oven Roasted Saddle of Local Rabbit, Braised Snails, Caramelized Kuri Squash, Creamed Nettles and Marcona Almond Crusted Rillet
· Mojama: House-Cured Ahi Tuna, Mendocino Uni, Kampachi, Heirloom Apples, Toasted Pumpkin Seed Picada and Pomegranates
The tasting menu, which is designed to change seasonally, will run you $65 for five courses, with an additional $45 option if you want to pair wines or cocktails with your dishes. Gitane fans should keep their eyes peeled for more details in the coming weeks. [EaterWire]
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