Nearly every Monday and Wednesday afternoon for the past 26 months I have participated in a boxing class at Drake’s Gym, “Home of Jab City Boxing”. Coach John Drake leads our class through a rigorous circuit of cardio, strength training, hitting routines on hanging bags, one on one hits with his mitts as he calls combinations, plus a weekly bout of sparring in the ring one on one against my class mates. It has been a good discipline for me, I rely on this time to focus on my physical being. I am the type of person that needs to “schedule” an appointment in order to stick to it, I have enjoyed the discipline.
On Saturday, March 2nd, 2013 John Drake and Knockout Events are throwing the 2nd annual V.I.P. Knockout to benefiting Dayton History. Twenty members of our fair community will take to the ring set on the stage of Memorial Hall. The fighters have spent the past 2-3 months working with Coach Drake to refine their skills as amateur fighters. Last year proved to be a fantastic event, all for a for a great cause. In just less than 2 week one of my classmates, Ms. Linda will take to the ring. She is fierce and I look forward to watching her take her learned skill to the test. Hit the following link for details on the event. http://www.knockoutdayton.com/Tickets.html
This week we are featuring a few more locally grown items:
Sue Borton of Brickel Creek Organic Farm in Jamestown has provided a few items she grew in her double insulated greenhouse, yup..outside in the ground she grew and harvested just for us this last week: baby kale, spinach and pea shoots.
Michael and Nancy of Hungry Toad Organic Farm in Centerville supplied me with the last of the 2012 harvest around 2 months ago. The produce they provided were all cellar stable root vegetables. Jerusalem artichokes, carrots, parsnips are all that have yet to be utilized. As we worked our way thru the inventory we stored each in plastic bins with fitted lids in the walk-in and they have are still firm and simply lovely.
Consider joining us for a fantastic bite to eat that still represents our community, even in late February, awesome.
Thanks for reading my story this week,
In addition to the menus listed below we showcase the seasonal harvest of the Miami Valley and regionally in a variety of daily specials from soup to desserts, ** local. Every day we post our daily offerings by 3pm: On our webpage http://ruedumainerestaurant.com/ , Facebook http://www.facebook.com/#!/ruedumainerestaurant , and Twitter http://twitter.com/rue_dumaine . We are available daily after 12noon to take your calls and fill your reservation needs: 937-610-1061 or you can book a table on our website thru Opentable.
Join us on Tuesday February 19th, for a Rhone, Rhone, Rhone wine tasting from 5pm-7pm
Domaine Font Sarade, Vacqueyras, 2010
Domaine La Bouissiere, Vacqueyras, 2010
Saint-Damien, Gigondas, 2009
Domaine Juliette Avril, Châteauneuf-Du-Pape, 2010
La Coterie, Châteauneuf-Du-Pape, 2007
Bistro specials for the week of February 19th, 2013
Tuesday-Chicken** fricassee with Trumpet Royale mushrooms**, leeks, fingerling coins, Brickel Creek petite kale**, applewood smoked bacon $ 23
Wednesday-Join us for a taste of Louisiana…. Steen’s cane syrup braised pork belly, stewed black eyed peas, smothered mustard greens $23
Thursday-Pan-seared beef tournedos**, Wisconsin blue cheese-thyme crumble, Yukon puree, creamy Brickel Creek Farms spinach** $28
Friday-Pan-seared Skuna Bay salmon, griddled polenta pave, arugula**, lemon beurre blanc, relish of roasted beets, shallot & capers $26
Saturday-Seville orange marmalade glazed, pan-seared venison medallions*, root vegetable** puree, Brussels sprouts leaves $30
Prix Fixe Menu for Thursday, February 21st, 2013
Duck rillette crepes, Cabernet Sauvignon gastrique, red onion marmalade
Griddled Toulouse sausage, sweet-n-sour red cabbage, creamy Gruyere Yukon gratin, whole grain mustard
French apple cake, caramel crème anglaise
Lunch menu for Friday, February 22nd, 2013 (11:30am-1:30pm)
Jerusalem artichoke** & Globe artichoke soup, lemon olive oil garni $5.75
Dumaine salad– mixed green salad dressed with our house balsamic vinaigrette, dried wild blueberries and toasted cashews $8.5
Salad of chilled poached shrimp, fennel and orange, served with creamy tarragon dressing $9
Grilled sandwich of pimento cheese, griddled red onion & applewood smoked bacon, kettle cooked chips $12
Grilled fresh fish (TBD), creamy polenta, spiced eggplant relish $13
Coquille Saint Jacque gratinee ~ Sea scallops, Trumpet Royale mushrooms**, Chardonnay cream, served with a petite salad $13
Almond nougat glace ~ Almond brittle folded into vanilla cream, served semi-frozen, French “semi-freddo” $5.5