Good Morning All,
Two weeks into the New Year already and I look around to see some of my “resolutions” in full effect while others have yet to take flight, all in due time I suppose. Tom traveled to Portland, Oregon this weekend for personal reasons. While away he gathered with his fathers side of the family to comfort one another as they bid farewell to his cousin, Mike Lopez Jr. Mike fought a long and tiring battle against Lou Gehrig’s disease for over 16 years. These years his loving, motivated family created a foundation, T.E.A.M. Lopez and set themselves on a mission. Education and fund raising were essential parts of their journey. Ultimating their combined strength and determination has made a real difference in how his family and other families facing this challenge will proceed. God Bless the Lopez family.
With Tom and Evan returning to Dayton after time away I am certain their will be food stories and more tomorrow during our first wine tasting of the year. As an example…As Tom was making his way to the airport last night to catch the red eye home he stopped for a 6 course meal, yup, 6 courses at LePigeon. As I sat in the office at home and caught up on a few things I would receive text after text of his last course: Beef cheeks Bourguion….Prawns…Scallops…Yard hen…..cheese…..and I have forgotten 1 (this one he sent a picture, yum) Dessert, panna cotta and Foie rofiterole. I intend to get more details about his culinary journey once he lands today but until then I will dream of those items.
Let’s all have a great week and continue to take care of yourselves.
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.
Evan will have returned from his vacation and be ready to kick off his 2013 wine tastings. We will get the tasting posted once we see it. I am sure it will be interesting as he has had a few weeks away from it to get creative.
Bistro Specials for the week of January 15th, 2013
Tuesday- Grilled duck breast*, French du Puy lentil ragout, chestnut-shallot-thyme relish $24
Wednesday-Join us for a taste of Louisiana…Grilled gulf shrimp & Louisiana andouille, Creole rice pilaf, spiced mustard sauce $22
Thursday-Golden chicken quarters**, tender vibrantly colored carrots**, tarragon…this is good! $22
Friday-Pan-seared beef tournedos*, Rogue River blue cheese Yukon gratin, brown butter wilted Swiss chard**, Merlot reduction $28
Saturday-Veal scaloppini, sweetbread, Trumpet Royale mushroom**, fingerling potato & spinach ragout, Madeira reduction, YUM!! $30
**LIVE, LOCAL FOOD
Prix Fixe Menu for Thursday, January 17th, 2013
Pork rillette, tomato jam, cornichons, Dijon, grilled croutons
Poached sea scallops Piperade
Apple crepe cake
Lunch Menu for Friday, January 18th, 2013 (seating from 11:30am-1:30pm)
Winter squash** soup with apple wood smoked bacon–pepita relish $5.5
Dumaine salad-Petite mixed greens, balsamic vinaigrette, dried blueberries and sunflower seeds $8
Salad of wilted spinach, shiitake mushrooms, hardboiled egg, pickled red onion, cider vinaigrette $8.5
House-smoked trout salad sandwich (served on sesame semolina), cucumber-red onion salad $11
Chicken** sausage with apple & sage, root vegetable** gratin with Gruyere cheese $13.5
Grilled Scottish salmon, blood orange vinaigrette, fennel confit $12
Tourtière ~ Apricot-almond tart $4.75