Honest American food with big flavors utilizing the bountiful products of the region and the rich history of European cuisine

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Dinner Menu

Lil' Bites

 

Seared Foie Gras  -  12

1.5oz sorghum glazed foie, roasted carrot puree, pecan, wild cress*

Potted Shrimp  -  8

NC shrimp poached in butter, local bread, pickled clam garnish

 

Chicken Liver Mousse  -  7

sally lunn toast, pickled golden raisins

 

Nordic Deviled Eggs   -  8

three boiled egg halves stuffed with smoked mackerel, potato, and cornichon, topped w/caviar

 

Venison   -  13

rare seared, huckleberry, lightly smoked mushrooms, pickled mustard seed*

 

Filet Américain  - 13

traditional dutch beef tartar made with filet mignon, capers, shallot, mustard, and ketchup, served with egg yolk and OWL baguette*

 

 

Small Plates

 

Souffle Omelette - 17

crab newburg, herbs

 

Quenelle  -  20

classic lyonnaise style scallop dumpling, creamy lobster sauce

 

Smoked Oysters  -  13c

4 of our daily oysters topped with fennel oil, crème fraîche, & caviar*

 

Smoked Bone Marrow  -  16

two smoked & roasted beef bones, shallot-Currant jam, garlic cream, OWL baguette

finish your order with a Cognac Luge  -  6

PEI Mussels -  15

moules du navigateur: curry cream sauce, carrot, onion, baguette

 

French Onion Soup Dip  -  13

slowly caramelized onions, red wine, melted gruyere cheese, OWL baguette

 

 

VEG

Purple Sprouted Broccoli  -  8

almond, blood orange zest

 

Salad de Saison - 10

local greens & herbs, charred hornbacher cheese, smoked bread crumb, vinaigrette piquante

 

Braised Salsify  -  8

lobster sousbise, fried leek

 

Lobio  -  9

kidney beans, beets, cilantro, harissa, pomegranate, kefir- farmer’s cheese

 

Radicchio ‘Gumolo’ Salad  -  12

boquerones, parmesan, celery & leek vinaigrette

 

Entrees

Whole Branzino  -  30

parsnip, charred sculpit, shallot, hazelnut, sauce bercy

 

Pan Seared Arctic Char  -  26

sautéed parsley root, cipollini onion, & carrot with lobster butter and champagne sabayon 

 

Blanquette de Veau -  35

seared veal chop atop a creamy ragout of veal breast, carrot, pearl onion, & mushrooms*

  

Tournedos Rossini - 35

bacon wrapped filet mignon, seared foie gras, toast, truffles, sherry-demi glace*

 

Vivian’s Steak Dinner - 45 

18oz T - bone, red wine sauce, charred onion, Potatoes PAVe

           VIV'S HEDONISTIC FOIE GRAS ADD-ON:  top off your steak with  4 oz of seared foie gras…because why not??   .....25

DESSERTS

Ice Cream Sandwich  -  8

snickerdoodle cookie, roasted banana & bourbon ice cream, boozy caramel, candied pecans

 

Coca Cola Peanut Tart  -  8

think traditional salted peanuts in your coke….but sticky tart form! 

 

Chocolate Pound Cake  -  8

chocolate chip streusel, chantilly cream, huckleberry syrup

 

 

 

 

BRUNCH MENU:

SWEETS

SWEETS

SWEETS

Parisian Breakfast  -  11

daily, freshly baked OWL. pastry, sequatichie cove tomme, country pork terrine, greens w/ horseradish - mustard vinaigrette

 

FRIED FRENCH TOAST  

…..with house jelly & syrup  -  6 

…..add foie gras ice cream  -  9 

 

Proffertjes  

16 tiny lil’ yeasted pancakes, powdered sugar, butter  -  6

 

BRÛLÉED GRAPEFRUIT 

HONEY, GRANOLA, CRÈME FRAÎCHE.....7

 

Chocolate Torte  -  6

rich and creamy chocolate mouse set in pie crust topped with lingonberry - hazelnut compote

 

LIL' BITES & SMALL PLATES

Smoked Oysters - 12

four of our daily smoked oysters, dr. john’s remoulade, caviar*

 

Smoked Mackerel Schmear  -  8

fried crostini, cornichon

 

Filet Americain  -  12

dutch style beef tartar with dijon, cornichon, shallot, ketchup & crostini*

 

Irish Country Breakfast  -  12

cured salmon, soft scrambled eggs, caper cream, soda bread*

 

Toast of the Sea  -  14

NC shrimp, maine lobster, rhu sally lunn bread, carrot, frisée, buttermilk dressing

 

Smoked Bone Marrow  -  16    

two smoked & roasted beef bones, shallot-currant jam, garlic cream, OWL baguette

Grit Casserole  -  12

farm & sparrow stone ground heirloom grits, country ham, irish dubilner cheese, arugula

 

Souffle Omelette - 16    

crab newberg, herbs & flowers

 

ENTREES

Croque Madame  -  13

rhu bread, ham, mornay, sunny side up eggs, fried potatoes

 

VIVIAN’S TWO EGG BREAKFAST  -  14

housemade smoked sausage & ham, potato and kale croquette, fried eggs, biscuits

 

Corned Beef Hash  - 13

potatoes, onion, carrot, cabbage, fried eggs, mustard cream sauce

 

DEEP FRIED PORK LOIN  -  13

sausage gravy, big buttery biscuit, fried eggs

 

Shrimp & Grits  -  14

NC shrimp, creamy farm & sparrow grits, stewed tomato - lobster sauce

 

Steak & Eggs  -  16  

seared NY Strip, beefy hollandaise, red wine poached eggs, breakfast potatoes*

 

Duck Confit Salad  -  12

local greens, poached egg, smoked breadcrumb, vinaigrette piquante

 

SIDES

Fried potatoes WITH CARAMELIZED ONION.....3

BIG BUTTERY BISCUIT......2

DAILY OWL PASTRY…..3

 

BRUNCH COCKTAILS!

VIVIAN’S  HOUSEMADE  BLOODY MARY  -  8

VIV’S SECRET MIX, VODKA, BURIAL STOUT, HOUSE PICKLES, DILL SALT

 

 VELVET GLOVES   -  11

espolon reposado tequila, aperol, ancho reyes verde, mezcal, lemon

 

MIMOSA  -  6

BUBBLES N’ OJ

 

KENTUCKY CAPPUCINO  -  10

OLD FORESTER BOURBON, PENNY CUP COLD BREW COFFEE, CREAM, HOUSEMADE CINAMONN BITTERS

 

HOT  TODDY -  9

old forester bourbon, cognac, triple sec, lemon, honey, winter spices

 

 SANGRIA   -  6

red wine, brandy, triple sec, oranges

 

MOON SHOES  -  11

tito’s vodka, elderberry syrup, montenegro, amaro, lemon, splash sparkling

 


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