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Gitane to Open Mondays with Secret Menu

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Gitane's dining room. [Photo: Molly DeCoudreaux]

Good news for those who like to dine on the night when many nicer places are dark: Gitane has decided to start opening their doors on Mondays, beginning this coming Monday. What's more, they've decided to get on the secret-menu train, with a special set of dishes available only on Monday nights that includes Bridget Batson and Patrick Kelly's takes on fideos, lamb tartare, and most intriguingly, paella. Check it out below the jump.

In addition to the secret menu (click here if you can't see it), wine director Sarah Knoefler will be offering special $16 Monday-only flights of sherry and rosé. Here's the lineup:

Sherry flight
Fino, Grant, La Garrocha
Amontilllado, Grant, La Garrocha
Oloroso, El Maestro Sierra, 15 year

Rosé flight
Trepat Brut Rosé, Cellars Masacha, "Mas Fi", Penedes, Spain NV
Rosé, Muga, Rioja, Spain 2011
Rosa, Azul Garanza, Navarra, Spain 2012

Finally, Batson and Kelly are introducing a new $65 five-course tasting menu available every night that focuses on the cuisine of Rioja, with an optional $45 pairing of Rioja wines by Knoefler. Here's that menu:

White Asparagus Salad, Warm Duck Egg, Crispy Local Sardine, Borage, Black Olive
Viura/Malvasia/Tempranillo Blanco, Vivanco, Rioja, Spain 2011

Torta de Quesos
Three Milk Robbiola, Crispy Iberico, Maitake Mushroom and Hazelnuts
Viura, Lopez de Heredia, "Viña Gravoñia," Crianza, Rioja Alta, Spain 2002

Quail Ballantine, Patatas Riojano, Date Jus, Chorizo Oil
Graciano, Vina Ijalba, "Ijalba", Rioja, Spain 2009

Braised Lamb Shoulder, Morcilla, Smoky Eggplant, Piquillo Peppers, Baby Kale
Tempranillo, Torre de Condes de Hervias, Rioja, Spain 2006

Chocolate Sponge Cake, Buttermilk Panna Cotta, Pistachio Ice Cream, Dried Sour Cherry
Moscatel Especial, Cesar Florido, Sherry, Spain, N.V.

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