Dinner Menu, Spring, 2014

We are driven by great ingredients, fantastic staff & our food-loving guests to develop healthful & appealing seasonal menus & specials.

As chefs, it makes sense to us to have a menu that changes with the seasons:  we can serve ingredients at their peak, and buy local and organic as much as possible.  The focus is always on quality & consistency.  Since we make almost everything in-house ourselves, it is normally no problem for us to accommodate people’s dietary restrictions.   Our “half portion options”  give our guests even more healthy and delicious choices.

To Begin
Soup of the Day cup: $5.
bowl: $7.50
Ragout of Wild Burgundy Escargot &Frogs Legs
Champagne, Shallots, Garlic, Herbs, Pastis
Artisanal Cheese Plate
Rubiner’s Choice of Artisanal Cheeses, Nuts, Fruit, Berkshire Mt. Bakery Toast
House-Smoked Salmon “Tartare” 
Greens, Avocado, Wasabi Cream, Berkshire Mt. Bakery Toast
House-made Pate Selection
Our Home-made Rillettes, Country Pate, & Chicken Liver Parfait, Chutney, House-made Pickles, Berkshire Mt. Bakery Toast
Chez Nous’ Mixed Green Salad, Citrus Vinaigrette 
Equinox Organic Greens, Shaved Fennel, Red Cabbage
Grilled Asparagus & Heirloom Einkorn Grain Salad
Organic Arugula, Red Pepper, Scallion, Shaved Parmesan, Apple Cider Vinaigrette
Steamed PEI Mussels a la Normande 
Herbs, Shallots, Garlic, French Apple Cidre, splash of Cream
Main Plates:  Small & Large
New Zealand Lamb “Cotelettes”
Baby Lamb Chops, Creamy Monterey Chevre Polenta, Spring Carrots, au jus
Half-rack: $16
Full rack: $32

Gratin of House-made Potato Gnocchi Asparagus, Spinach, Sundried Tomatoes, Parmesan * can be vegan

Creamy Monterey Chèvre Organic Polenta Zehr Farms Shiitake & Oyster Mushroom Ragout, Melted Leeks  * can be vegan

 Half: $11.  Full:  $22. Half: $11.  Full:  $22.
Navarin of Spring Lamb
French Lamb Stew, Spring Vegetables, House-made Potato Gnocchi
Half: $14.
Full: $28.
Grilled Organic Scottish Salmon in Coconut, Ginger & Lemongrass Broth
Red Bliss Potatoes, Shaved Asparagus, Preserved Lemon Aioli
Half: $14.
Full: $28.
Braised Long Island Duck with Cherries & Red Wine
Pearl Onions, Zehr Farms Mushrooms & Organic 5-Grain Wild Rice Pilaf
Half: $14.50
Full: $29
Grilled Organic VT Chicken Breast “a la Diable” 
Shallot, Mustard & Peppercorn Jus, Baked Potato & Leek Cake, Spring Vegetables
Half:  $13.  Full  $26.
Pan-Seared Scallops, Creamy Black Truffle Vinaigrette
Roasted New Potatoes, Asparagus, Spring Vegetables
Half:  $15.  Full:  $30.
Grilled Red-Wine & Cognac Marinated Creekstone Farms Certified Black Angus Steak
House-made Fries, Green Peppercorn & Cognac Sauce
Half:  $13. Full: $26.
“Burger a la Francaise” Northeast Family Farms Organic Pasture-Raised Beef served with Gruyere, Home-made Fries, Garlic Aioli, Berkshire Mt. Bakery Bun, Ganishes.  top with pan-seared Foie Gras, $15. suppl  Add house-cured & smoked Bacon, $2. suppl.   Also available vegetarian:  Chez Nous Beet, Bean & Grain “Burger” Chipotle Aioli $13.