Dining Room at Volver | Photo via Volver
Back for a third season, the dining room at Volver is serving new eight and 12-course tasting menus. The prices remain the same as last season, $95 for the eight-course menu and $150 for the 12-course menu. There is also an optional wine pairing available.
The dining room at Jose Garces’ flagship restaurant is open Wednesday through Sunday and reservations, which are required, can be made online or by calling Volver.
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Mercato BYOB, located at 1216 Spruce Street in Washington Square West, just launched a new fall menu full of rich, Italian-American comfort food inspired by traditional Old World cuisine.
The new menu features an array of dishes within the three-course selections, as well as a four-course tasting menu offered on request.
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View from the Crows Nest at Morgan’s Pier
The fall menu at Morgan’s Pier debuts tomorrow, Wednesday September 23rd. Among the fall bites from chef-in-residence Nick Elmi, tater tots poutine, smashed local squash with pumpkin seed, smoked kielbasa and more.
Also there’s been a change in Morgan’s Pier Guest Chef Series. Will’s Chris Kearse replaces Michael Solomonov on the weekend of October 10th and 11th.
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Chef Bryan Boltri has rolled out a new fall menu at the Institute. The menu has plenty of comfort food choices as well as selection of vegetarian items.
The bar at 12th and Green has recently undergone some renovations and upgrades, adding room for over 100 cans and a hand pump for cask beer.
Also coming up for the Institute is its epic pumpkin beer fest, set for Saturday, October 3rd. The seventh annual event will close down Green Street and will offer an amazing 115 pumpkin beers, ciders, sours, and lambics. VIP tickets are $55, general admission is $45. Get your tickets online.
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Menu testing at Volver | Photos by Joni Nimrod
A couple weeks back, we got the chance to bop over to Volver and sit in on one of their menu testing sessions for the new season. It was a pretty cool experience (read: super-cool, and basically one of my favorite parts of this job–getting to witness the way chefs think and work when they’re not in the thick of service), and also represented our first look at what the menu at Volver might look like in this new season.
Well now, with the scheduled resumption of service set for Wednesday night, we have the full menu for you to look at.
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Chef Rhett Vellner is serving an updated fall menu and cocktail selection at Bardot.
The new fall plates include dishes such as House Ricotta with persimmons, dates, radicchio and house-baked semolina; Pastrami Tartine with sauerkraut and 1,000 island dressing on rye; Rabbit Crepe with oyster mushrooms, caramelized grape and frisée; Eggplant Panzanella with lentils, cipollini onions, salsify and romesco; and Spaghettini Noir with squid, chorizo and kabocha squash.
The prices for these autumn-inspired dishes will range from $5 to for Pommes Frites with roasted red pepper aioli to $21 for Arctic Char with Napa cabbage, parsnips, crème fraîche and xo.
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The Industry, number 3 in the most recent Foobooz Best Bars list, has revamped its menu, adding approximately 10 new items to their lunch and dinner menu. Among the additions; kimchee tater tots, barbecue pulled pork sandwich, wild boar ragu and a braised pork shank.
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Washington Avenue’s Cafe Ynez is expanding its brunch and dinner menus. For brunc,h which is served to 3 p.m. daily, executive chef JC Piña has added Heuvos Rancheros, Breakfast Nachos and Torrejas del Dia, Pina’s take on French toast with seasonal toppings.
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With the new season comes the announcement that South Street’s Supper has assembled a new, seasonal cocktail menu and brought in some new blood behind the bar. Newly-minted “bar manager and libations specialist,” Tara Przybyszewski (ex of Zahav and Tria), has completely redone the restaurant’s bar program with an eye toward incorporating fresh juices and the bounty of the restaurant’s connection with Blue Elephant Farm. And today, she has released a seasonal, autumn cocktail menu that’s all brand new as well.
Check out the new booze after the jump.
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Fond Night, Crayola SuperTips on paper – By Mundie Art
Fond is debuting its new food and drink menus for fall. Among the appetizer highlights; escargot with bacon, apple and butternut squash and crispy veal sweetbreads with sweet and sour eggplants and yogurt. This seasons risotto, which if you’re in the know, you know is a must order, is with truffle, maitake and hazelnut. For main courses, the sea scallops with fregola sarda, summer squash and piquillo pepper stand out, as does the pork belly with Okinawan sweet potatoes, escarole and Dijon jus.
The cocktail list is also revamped for fall. The spiced pumpkin martini sounds of the season but we’re probably ordering The Southern (Bulleit bourbon, Averna Amaro and Port) first.
In addition to a la carte, Fond offers two tasting menu options. Five courses for $57 (wine pairing for $25) or seven courses for $67 (wine pairing for $30).
Fond Fall 2013 Food Menu (PDF)
Fond Fall 2013 Drink Menu (PDF)