Despite the cool temperatures this mid-January, Sue from Brickel Creek Organic Farms in Jamestown is still making home grown deliveries to the RUE. She has built a movable, double lined, high tunnel green house complete with a retractable dome and solar vents. It is designed to capture water from rainfall and/or melting snow to make for convenient watering. This past week she delivered pea shoots, flat leaf parsley, beautiful spinach, Swiss chard and eggs. Yes, we are truly blessed by her efforts. Keep up the great job.
Last night Tom, Evan and I hosted a Bordeaux wine dinner at Rue Dumaine. Evan has been collecting vintage Bordeaux’s for the past 6 months and he showcased his collection to 40 satisfied guests. I put together a menu to complement the wines of the Bordeaux region complete with Sue’s spinach, parsley, eggs, and pea shoots. I was thrilled to see the effort Evan put into making this special evening come to life. We are only as strong as the great people we surround ourselves with.
Every Thursday evening year around Rue Dumaine offers a 3-course Prix Fixe menu for $30 or less. A new menu is created every week showcasing seasonal & local ingredients. Check out the website weekly to see what we have to offer. If you are interested and would like us to hold a meal for you and yours, our pleasure.
Rue Dumaine will not be participating in Miami Valley Restaurant Week January 27th-Febuary 3rd.
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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.
Wine tasting for Tuesday, January 22nd, 2013 (5pm-7pm)
Chateau Fleur Cardinale, 2009 $15
Chateau La Grave Figeac, 2005 $13
Chateau Simard, 2003 $8
Please enjoy these three wines with an Amuse-Bouche prepared by the RUE DUMAINE kitchen
Bistro Specials for the week of January 22nd, 2013
Tuesday-Pork Milanese-Panned pork scaloppini topped with roasted peppers, tomatoes, capers, and arugula** $21
Wednesday-Join us for a taste of Louisiana….
Cornmeal crusted catfish, black-eyed peas strewn with house-cured tasso, Creole rémoulade $23
Thursday-Griddled chicken** burger, Blue Jacket Dairy Houtz cheese**, Aigre-doux, whole grain mustard, rosemary-sea salt French fries $16
Friday-Golden confit of chicken**, griddled goat cheese polenta, wilted winter greens, shaved fennel-Niçoise olive salad, fennel jus $25
Saturday-Pan-seared venison medallions*, butternut squash** gnocchi, brown butter wilted kale, Cote du Rhone reduction with toasted walnuts
and sultanas $31
**LIVE, LOCAL FOOD
Prix Fixe Menu for Thursday, January 24th, 2013
Goat cheese beignets, roasted tomato coulis, Niçoise olive tapenade
Grilled duck breast*, Yukon gratin Dijonnaise, broccolini, house-cured bacon-pearl onion relish
Chocolate-ginger truffle tart with ginger crème anglaise
Friday lunch menu for January 25th, 2013 (11:30am-1:30pm)
French lentil soup, house-cured bacon garni $5.5
Dumaine salad-Petite mixed greens, balsamic vinaigrette, orange supremes, toasted cashews $8
Boston Bibb** salad, fresh herbs (parsley, tarragon, chives) and champagne vinaigrette $6.5
Beet**-goat cheese tart with walnuts, served with a petite green salad $10
Gratin of Prince Edward Island mussels, house cured country ham & Yukon potatoes $12
Grilled, smoked pork loin, creamed English peas & pearl onions, crispy leeks $13
Vanilla bean panna cotta, cranberry compote, petite lemon madeleine 4.75