Monday, July 26, 2010

Summer Dinner Menu in Nathaniel's at the Hawthorne Hotel

Summer produce is finally available, and our new dinner menu in Nathaniel's is full of great menu items highlighting these wonderful flavors.

Tuna Tartare with Summer Tomatoes, Ponzu-Shiso Dressing
Barbecued Baby Back Ribs with Crispy Vidalia Onion Strings

Warm Goat Cheese with Pumpkin Seeds, Mixed Greens with Blackberry Verjus, EVOO, and Grilled Fresh Asparagus

"Two if by Land and Sea" - Tenderloin Steak with Mustard Seed-Encrusted Sea Scallops (Demi Portion)

Toasted Pound Cake with Rhubarb-Strawberry Compote and Rich Vanilla Ice Cream and Creme Chantilly

This past week we got to try our new Summer Dinner Menu in Nathaniel's. It is delicious, I can assure you. So many wonderful new choices. See below to check out the entire menu:

Appetizers, Soups and Salads

The Demi Portions of our Entrees also make great Appetizers

Tuna Tartare
native tomatoes, ponzu-shiso dressing, won ton crisps
Eleven dollars

Shrimp and Bananas Wrapped in Bacon
tamarind sauce, and red onion-balsamic marmalade
Eleven-fifty ~~ Bananas only, Seven-Fifty

Tangerine-Seared Scallops
sugar snap peas, watercress and ginger-pinot gris reduction

Barbequed Baby Pork Riblets
cranberry-plum barbecue sauce with fried, shaved Vidalia onions

Baked Spinach- and Goat Cheese-Stuffed Local Tomato
aged Grafton cheddar and toasted crumbs

Soup du Jour
an ever-changing creation

Steve’s Seafood Chowder
of historic proportion, our well-loved version includes shrimp, scallops, haddock, clams and potatoes in a creamy New England-style soup

Native Heirloom Tomato Salad
fresh mozzarella, local basil, balsamic glaze, walnut oil, toasted walnuts

Warm Goat Cheese Salad
pumpkin seed-encrusted goat cheese, grilled asparagus, summer greens, blackberry verjus and EVOO

Caesar Salad
Parmesan cheese, garlic croutons
choice of Mediterranean white anchovies or apple-smoked bacon

Raspberry Field Green Salad
raspberries, spiced pecans, Mandarin oranges, and raspberry vinaigrette

Early Dining Special: Guests ordering a full-sized entree before 5:30 will
receive a complimentary small mesclun salad and a Chef’s choice of dessert.
This may not be combined with any other special promotion, coupon or discount.


“Two if by Land and Sea”
tenderloin medallions and mustard seed-encrusted scallops seared in Maine mustard seed oil, red wine butter sauce, garlic mashed potatoes and roasted zucchini
Thirty ~~ Demi-Portion Twenty

Shrimp and Scallops Sophia
Our signature dish, named for Sophia Peabody Hawthorne
sautéed shrimp and seared scallops with sauce Béarnaise,
grilled asparagus, steamed spinach, herbed risotto
Twenty-eight ~~ Demi-Portion Eighteen

Herb-Encrusted Haddock
lemon and fresh herbes de Provence encase locally-sourced fresh haddock,
lemon lavender butter, asparagus and basmati rice
Twenty-four ~~ Demi-Portion Sixteen

Oven-Roasted Salmon
topped with mint and basil gremolata,
served with two-pea risotto, sautéed watercress and asparagus
Twenty-two ~~ Demi-Portion Fifteen

Grilled Free-Range Chicken Breast
native peach and Pajarito fig marmalade, roasted Yukon gold potatoes,
and local green beans
Twenty-two ~~ Demi-Portion Fifteen

Grilled Pork Chop
tonkatsu broth, nappa cabbage, mixed mushrooms, peas and snap peas

Grilled New York Sirloin
with barbeque demi-glace, chefs mushroom sauté, mashed potatoes and
grilled summer vegetables

Heirloom Tomato, Eggplant and Vermont Goat Cheese Tower
native greens, gigandes beans, local tomato and fresh basil sauce
*Vegan version with roasted Yukon gold potatoes and mixed mushrooms
Eighteen ~~ Demi-Portion Eleven

For reservations (always appreciated but usually space is available for walk-ins) please call 978-825-4311. If you mention that you saw this post on our Blog, Twitter or Facebook, we will treat you to a complimentary espresso drink, or a lovely deluxe tea including a selection from our herbal and decaffeintated teas.

I hope to see you here.


P.S. Don't forget to include us in your "Foodspotting" efforts. Special bonus for those of you spotted taking photos for that purpose in our dining room.

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