October 25, 2017 – Wednesday

The menu at Garden Kitchen changes daily!
You can always view today's menu here or see our previous menus here.

Garden Kitchen Menu, Wednesday 10/25/2017 – Local Lobster Night

Taster
Shark Bites local thresher shark, beer battered, arugula, grilled lemon, horseradish aioli   9

Jerk Chicken Nachos roasted squash, corn tortilla chips, cheddar, cotija, cherry tomato, radish, pickled red onion, chipotle cream, cilantro, spicy carrots & jalapenos   (VO,GF)   15

Kitchen Sink 3 gourmet cheeses, calabrese salami, pickled beet, rosemary grapes, honey drizzle, sweet pickled okra, sweet mace pickled gherkins, roasted nuts, carrot marmalade, seasonal fruit, brazilian guava compote, whole wheat grilled bread   (VO, can be GF)   17
~   5 cheeses & double bread   25   ~   add roasted bone marrow & extra bread to kitchen sink  +9   ~
Suggested Drink: Garden Kitchen Sangria

Farmers Salad  
Beet Caprese salanova butter lettuce, golden & red beet, sweet mace ricotta, persian cress, pickled tomato, toasted pine nut, basil, “bull’s blood” micro green, olive oil & agave balsamic (VO, GF) 13

Fall Arugula Caesar wilted arugula, roasted carrot, roasted squash, toasted pecans, smoked bleu crumble, red onion, herb croutons, cracked pepper, tossed in cashew caesar (VO,can be GF) 14

Warm the Soul Soup
Squash & Pesto rampicante squash, touch of cream, pesto drizzle, parmesan & basil (VO,GF) 8/12

Cantaloupe Gazpacho late summer melon, cucumber, ginger, lime juice, mint (V,GF) 8/12

Entree
Ginger Steak tamari & ginger marinade, wilted greens, garlic roasted beech mushrooms, fairy tale eggplant, sweet potato steak fries, housemade pickled ginger, bell pepper relish   (GF)   25   
Suggested Wine: Chuparosa Vineyards Albariño

Dry Aged Pork 10 oz pork chop bone in, brined & grilled, roasted delicata squash, blue cheese mousse, fried shallot, grilled arugula, garlic fried green beans   (GF)   26
Suggested Wine: Vinos Lechuza Royal Blush Rose

Local San Diego Spiny Lobster broiled whole or tail only, clarified passionfruit butter,  loaded sweet potato with lime crema & salsa fresca, tatsoi & carrot mint slaw, grilled lemon (GF) MP
~ $15 upcharge for lobster split plates ~

Roasted Pumpkin Rabbit Ravioli  heirloom pumpkin, semolina pasta, sage infused cream, braised rabbit, toasted pine nut, lemon whipped goat cheese, basil, roasted squash (VO) 23
Suggested Wine: Chuparosa Vineyards Malbec   $14 glass   $52 bottle

Sweet Tooth
Persimmon Pudding Pie nutmeg & cinnamon, whiskey caramel sauce, vanilla bean whip   10

Skillet Brownie Bomb chocolate shavings, vanilla whipped cream, decaf coffee ice cream   15
Benchmark Brewing: Oatmeal Stout on Draft

Nectarine Crumble nectarines, cinnamon & oat crumble, coconut whip, gala apple   (V)   10

The Chocolate Lush Truffles pair of pink truffles, handmade from farm ingredients (can be GF) 9
***$1 of every sale goes to the American Cancer Society for the month of October for ***pink desserts***!

Specialty Benchmark Beers!    On Draft: Oatmeal Stout $5

(V)= Vegan (VO)= Vegan Option (GF)= Gluten Free
All food at Garden Kitchen is handcrafted from scratch using the freshest ingredients, opting for local & organic when possible. We also strive to use hormone & antibiotic free meats.