Spring Menu 2013

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NWBB CLASSIC SPICY STARTERS

CAGE PAN BLACKENED STRINGBEANS

6 personal dish / 9 family
double mustard creole remoulade *6!

SAIGON STREET STYLE FRIED CALAMARI 12
cucumber noodles, peanut and chile-garlic sauces

PURPLE HAZE SHRIMP Original Psychedelic Gastronomy 10
ginger, habanero, pineapple, red cabbage *9

CRISPY CHICKEN or SEITAN WINGS 7
seasoned, roasted and flash fried – lower fat, higher flavor.
choose “DOBE” with pique sauce *5
or glazed with your choice of Ric’s signature sauces:
Meanhouse *5, Jerk *7, Dirty Blonde *8.5, Purple Haze *9

SPRING APPS

CURED WILD SOCKEYE SALMON, TWO WAYS   10

5 spiced cured with pickled asparagus and

mushroom dust cured with enokis, coriander honey mustard *3

QUAIL “PORCHETTA”   9

whole rolled and roasted pork stuffed quail, quince glaze, roasted green garlic and fried rosemary *3

FOUR CHEESE SMOTHERED EGGPLANT “MEATBALLS”   8

in a charred tomato ragout

STEAMED COCKLES WITH MORELS AND LEEKS   10

grilled bread, spring thyme and local Meadowbrook cream

BULGOGI BEEF SKEWER and a 6 MINUTE FEATHER RIDGE EGG   9

kim chee stew and RADIX pea sprouts  *3

MARINATED, RAW, CURED

DAILY CEVICHE 10
DAILY OYSTERS           ½ dozen   MARKET PRICE

Choose a sauce: chipotle cocktail, kim chee ice, Latin pique sauce, fresh buttermilk mignonette

Maui Poke of AHI TUNA  chili mayo and seaweed  12   *3

SMALL PLATES

BOWL OF KALE CHIPS with Romano or nutritional yeast   5

WASABI-TOBIKKO DEVILED FEATHER RIDGE EGG 4.50
A CASUELA OF WARM OLIVES 5
FAVA BEAN HUMMUS with olives and flatbread  7 *3
GREEK EGGPLANT DIP with olives and flatbread   7
DIPS COMBO PLATE with olives and flatbread  10

FORBIDDEN PLEASURES

CHICKEN LIVER PATE   8

mustard, cornichons, caperberries and croustades

OXTAIL MARMALADE ON TOAST   8

fresh horseradish and pickled ramps *6.5

KOREAN STYLE PORK BELLY   9

pineapple-daikon kim chee and gochujang BBQ sauce *6.5

 TESTA TOTS   8

panko crusted head cheese balls, Tuscan white beans and “salsa verde”

 NWBB CLASSIC EGYPTIAN STYLE SWEETBREADS   10

lemon caper sauce, eggplant puree, zatar

SPLIT ROASTED BEEF MARROW BONES   9

mango chutney, chimichurri and toast

 

SAMPLERS AND SHARE PLATES

VEGGIE TAPAS PLATE 15
beet hummus, eggplant dip, tofu feta, garlic confit, olives, mushroom ceviche, house made pickles, almonds, flat bread…

NWBB PIGGY NACHOS 13/ 14 (sub vegan mozz)
with pig “carnitas”, Cabot extra sharp cheddar, corn-black beans salsa, pickled jalapeno, crema, baby cilantro *5

NWBB CHARCUTERIE PLATE 15
house made creations, pickles, mustard and grilled bread

NEW-OLD WORLD CHEESE PLATE 14
3 artisan selections with fig jam, rice crackers and almonds

Spring SALADS

 NWBB KALE SALAD apple chutney, local chevre, curry vinaigrette, curried cashews   11 / 8

VIETNAMESE SALAD raw veggies, sprouts and herbs with peanuts and tamarind-tamari dressing   11 / 8

HUDSON VALLEY mixed baby lettuces, apples, grilled red onions, filberts, bleu, hard cider vinaigrette 11 / 8

SEXY CAESAR SALAD anchovies optional, CAGE croutons 11 / 8
SIMPLE SALAD choose classic vinaigrette, curry vinaigrette, white balsamic, gorgonzola ranch 8 / 5

Salad Toppers

Grilled or Blackened Boneless Chicken or Tofu 5        Shrimp or Salmon 8

HOUSE SPECIALTY BIG DINNERS

ROPA VIEJA 22
Wear your Old Clothes Tonight! all natural beef, pot roasted all day
with sofrito, olives and wine… with black beans, brown rice,
island yams, plantain chip

NEW WORLD CLASSIC JERK CHICKEN DINNER 22
Free Bird Free Range – marinated with allspice, thyme, onion, molasses,
soy and hot pepper… grilled and finished slow… with black beans,
brown rice, island yams, plantain 4*, 7* or 10*

THAI BBQ SALMON*   26
glazed with a masaman lime, fish sauce, lemongrass & garlic dressing, with mung sprout-peanut slaw, brown rice, greens *3

LATINO STEAK FRITES   26

14 oz Naturewell NY strip steak with fries, chimichurri, banana ketchup and Latin salad

NWBB BBQ GULF SHRIMP   23

grilled and glazed with your choice of

Dirty Blonde fiery-sweet BBQ sauce *8.5

Jerk Sauce *4, *7, *10

Meanhouse BBQ *5

Brazilian White BBQ Sauce *2

plated with black beans, brown rice, greens and curry grilled banana

NO CRASH BROWN RICE “RISOTTO” 19 / 14
with mixed mushrooms, sweet peas, sage, Asiago

THAI-ITALIAN LOVE – PANANG CURRY BOLOGNESE 21 / 15
pappardelle tossed with local beef in a nicely spiced tomato, coconut
and kaffir lime sauce *6

YELLOW CURRY SHRIMP AND FAT NOODLES 22 / 16
with fresh julienne veggies and basil *6
SUB TOFU 18 / 13

BLUECORN CRUSTED SEITAN MEDALLIONS 21
hearty “wheat meat” cutlets with roasted tomatillo salsa, brown rice,
black beans and fresh veggies

 

BIG PLATE OF BROWN RICE, BLACK BEANS & TODAY’S VEGGIES 17
WITH CHIMICHURRI GRILLED TOFU 20

SPRING SUPPERS

Our Spring Seafood Bowl is:

GALICIAN “FISH and BREAD” STEW   30 / 21

an array of crustaceans, filet and mollusks in a bread thickened roasted garlic-sherry potage with spring peas and local pea shoots and toasted almond Romesco on a giant garlic crouton

PAN ROASTED WHOLE RAINBOW TROUT   25

stuffed with watercress-walnut pesto, pickled ginger beurre blanc, roasted baby beets and RADIX watercress salad

“Jaunty Fez” Lamb Shank   27

braised slow and low with spring vegetable tagine, couscous, sumac and harissa yogurt drizzle

 WANABEA FARMS MUSTARD FRIED RABBIT   23

Wild Hive corn pudding, green peppercorn sauce, “peas n carrots”

 QUINOA STUFFED CABBAGE ROLLS   21

sweet and sour tomato sauce and rhubarb chutney

 

NWBB CHEF’s DAILY PASTA DEPENDS

 

 

the Ric-ter scale

I rate our recipes’ heat levels to
help you order without fear.
Some dishes we’ll gladly adjust,
some we would rather not.

*0 – *3 Simply, Brightly Seasoned
*4 – *6 Assertively Spiced, Not Too Hot
*7 – *8
Authentically & Honorably Spicy
*9 – *10 for Aficionados & Thrill Seekers Only

Dishes ordered *9 or higher cannot be returned.
Drink some cold Riesling… you’ll cool down.

• All Grilled Items are Available “Simply Grilled”
••Gluten Free Brown Rice Pasta is Always Available, add $2

* We Serve Different Species of Salmon
throughout the season to be a sustainable as possible

Ultra Flatbread Piadina Pizza

yeast free, cast iron grilled, finished in a super hot oven
enough for 1 as a light meal, up to 4 as an appetizer
vegan mozzarella available for a $1    make any pie GLUTEN FREE for $2

OLD WORLD “Tomato Pie” smooth tomato sauce, fresh tomatoes, Romano 8
NEW WORLD tomato sauce, basil, Mozzarella, Romano 10

MARRAKESH EXPRESS mashed eggplant, falafel “meatballs”, local feta or tofu feta and kalamatas  12
TIE-DYE PIE Purple Haze sauce and 4 cheeses… gooey pain! *8 10
MEDITERRA pistachio pesto, roasted tomato, local Feta, olives 12
BASQUE CASE chorizo, Manchego, roasted peppers, tomato sauce,  herbs  (or sub seitan chorizo)  12
TOSCANO fig jam, arugula, Gorgonzola, truffle oil 12

New World Sandwich Bar

A Good Sandwich is a Messy Affair!
Our sandwiches are a meal – plated with lettuce, tomato, pickles and your choice of side
.

ROUND BUNS or GRILLED FLAT BREAD
7 oz. North East Family Farm BURGER 14
BURGER DELUXE 2011 Best Burger in the Capital Region, NY Beef Council
with peppered bacon, cheddar, grilled onion, chipotle aioli, fries 16
CUBAN POT ROAST SANDO with pickles, roasted peppers, mustard-mayo, Swiss 14
CRISPY SEITAN CUTLET with “pizza sauce” 12 add Mozzarella or Vegan Mozzarella 14
GRILLED OR BLACKENED CHICKEN BREAST with creole remoulade 12
GRILLED OR BLACKENED SALMON with creole remoulade 14

FRIED SOFT SHELL CRAB SANDO pickled asparagus and Thai “RED” mayo•   17

MUSHROOM TRIO MELT with grilled red onion and vegan rosemary aioli – choose Swiss or Vegan Mozz 13

Extra Fixin’s $1 each<

Cheeses: Gorgonzola • Swiss • NY Cheddar • Nettle Meadows Goat • Manchego • Mozzarella • Vegan Mozz
Stuff: Peppered Bacon • Grilled Red Onions • Roasted Mushrooms • Jalapenos
Sauces: Purple Haze • Meanhouse BBQ • Dirty Blonde BBQ • JERK Sauce
Chipotle Aioli • Vegan Rosemary Aioli • Green Salsa • Sri Rachi Aioli • Thai “RED” mayo
Free Stuff – Organic Ketchup • French Dijon • Grainy Mustard • Sour Cream • Table Sauce

Sides $5

Gluten Free Fries Brown Rice & Black Beans
Island Yams Braised Greens
Cuban Black Beans Veggie of the Day

Roasted Baby Beets

Corn Pudding

Side of Organic Brown Rice $2.50

KIDS STUFF $7

(under 12 please)
served with a soft drink, milk or juice

PASTA WITH RED SAUCE OR BUTTER-N-CHEESE
KIDS ROPA & RICE
KIDS MILD WINGS & FRIES

We Think Before We Buy… Global Flavor, Local Pride !

At NWBB, we serve our own style of Global Neighborhood Cuisine – the lustily spiced dishes of the American Melting Pot!
Many of our ingredients are regional, organic and sustainable… and that list keeps growing!
We use local tomatoes in the summer, dried in the winter – fresh corn in the summer, polenta in the winter. Simple stuff, right?
We buy regional and natural meats from Northeast Family Farm Cooperative (northeastfamilyfarms.com),
Niman Ranch (nimanranch.com) and Naturewell (naturewell.com). Our chicken is Freebird (freebirdchicken.com).
Our seafood is sustainable, as recommended by Sea2Table (sea2table.com) and the Monterey Bay Seafood Watch.

We can all live better if we begin to expect restaurants to make great meals without encouraging chemists to invent indestructible foods.

Thank You for Your Enthusiasm & Support!