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Pacific Grill rolls out new menus with stellar pricing

Post by Sue Kidd / The News Tribune on July 11, 2013 at 6:00 am | No Comments »
July 5, 2013 3:27 pm

I really don’t need much convincing to dine at Pacific Grill (this review should tell you what you need to know about my thoughts on Pacific Grill), but Chef Gordon Naccarato’s new menu looks to be his best yet – for value, flavor and variety. Below is a sample menu, but the new menu should be going live this week. Some items or pricing in the sample menu below may be different, but this will give you a view of what the new menu will look like. It’s different than anything Naccarato has done in the past, although a handful of old favorites still are on the menu. Take a look:

 

CRUDO, RAW + [ALMOST RAW]
Oysters on the 1/2 shell*
chef’s selection
mignonette + cocktail sauces
| 2.65 ea
crudo of the day*
‘El Chingon’ Shots
a very badass baja-style
crab + shrimp cocktail w/ avocado, lime
+ spicy ‘clamato’ sauce | 3 ea
Smoked Steelhead
local cold-smoked columbia river steelhead,
‘everything’ lavash crackers,
red onion, capers + cream cheese | 8
Mushroom ‘carpaccio’
sliced raw mushrooms
extra-virgin olive oil, lemon + mint | 6.5
‘Chirashi’ Sushi*
“scattered” fish of the day
sushi rice, sesame seeds, togarashi,
soy + wasabi vinaigrette | 12.5
Carrot Tartare
w/ mascarpone, olives + washington apple | 6.5

SHAREABLE + SMALL PLATES
Blue Pepper chips
warm crispy potato chips w/ pepper jelly
+ rogue river blue cheese | 5.95
The Devil’s Eggs
a variety of eggs from the devil herself | 4.95
Papas bravas
crispy fingerling potatoes w/ pimentón,
spicy smoked almond romesco sauce + roasted garlic aïoli | 6.95
Arancini
crispy sicilian-style risotto balls w/ fontina,
parmesan + san marzano tomato sauce | 9.95
Asian Barbecued pork*
cold sliced bbq pork tenderloin,
hoisin + oyster sauce, sesame seeds,
hot chinese mustard + red banana ‘ketchup’ | 9.5
Wild Mushroom Pâté
a variety of mushrooms, garlic, smoked almonds,
truffle oil + rice crackers | 7.95

‘Faux’ Gras
duck liver pâté w/ shiitake mushroom,
cognac, thyme, fruit compote
+ grilled sourdough bread | 10
Classic Shrimp cocktail
classic cocktail sauce or russian dressing | 11

Crab Cakes
dungeness crab, halibut + rock shrimp
w/ malt vinegar slaw
+ house-made tartar sauce | 8.95ea
Charcuterie + Cheese
imported + domestic salami + cured meats,
a variety of cheeses + lavash crackers | 16.95

BREAD  SANDWICH FLATBREAD
Rosemary bread
la brea bakery rosemary bread,
extra-virgin olive oil + roasted garlic   | 2
Pita Bread + Hummus
grilled pita, white bean hummus, za’atar + roasted garlic | 8
Tacos of the Day | 8
Pork Buns
steamed bao buns, pork shoulder,
umami mayo, apricot pepper jelly
+ szechuan pepper-salt | 3ea
Cheese Toast
grilled sourdough w/ white wine,
garlic, cheese + ‘melted’ tomatoes | 8
Pea + Mint Crostini
sweet peas, edamame, parmesan
+ grilled bread | 12.95
Salami Sandwich
genoa salami, goat cheese, truffle oil, lemon, arugula
+ shaved reggiano | 9
Chicken Salad tartine
grilled bread, piquillo peppers, sultanas, tabasco,
mango, cilantro + lime | 6.95
Flatbread
san marzano tomato sauce,
duck + bacon sausage, wild mushrooms,
caramelized onions + garlic | 9

MEAT + POULTRY
Whiskey Soy Chicken Adobo
chicken thighs marinated in soy, garlic, bourbon +
ginger w/ smoky sweet potato salad | 9.5 ea

Pork Chile Verde
pork shoulder, tomatillo sauce, roasted chilies,
potato, lime, mint, cilantro + grilled tortillas | 9.5/16

Bistro Steak Frites*
grilled marinated ‘terus major’, arugula,
skinny garlic + herb fries | 19.95
Filet Mignon*
grilled filet mignon, potato gratin w/ gruyère
+ vintage white cheddar, grilled asparagus
+ sauce bordelaise | 22/42
Ribeye*
grilled 12oz, blistered cherry tomatoes,
arugula salad + tapenade | 12.95 / 18.95
Chicken Caprese
marinated grilled chicken breast, mozzarella ‘bocconcini’,
cherry tomatoes, sweet onion,
grilled sourdough bread + white balsamic vinaigrette | 11 / 19.95

PASTA + GRAINS

Stan the man’s Killer clam linguine
steamed manila clams, pancetta, white wine,
diced potato, italian parsley
+ garlic breadcrumbs | 15.95/24
angel hair pasta
crab, rock shrimp, prawns, mint
+ fresno chilies | 15.95 / 24
Carrot Risotto
pickled carrots, curry, ginger | 12 / 18
Baked Polenta
mushrooms + spinach | 8
Fried Quinoa
vegetables, sesame + ginger | 10 / 15
Mac + Cheese
ditalini, chilies, cilantro + crispy tortillas | 8 / 14

SUSTAINABLE FRESH FISH +SHELLFISH
Steamers
steamed local manila clams,
white wine + garlic ‘bagna cauda’ broth,
large parmesan crouton
+ drawn butter | 15.95 / 25

Weathervane Scallops*
sautéed fresh alaskan scallops,
bamboo rice, red curry, kaffir lime leaf
+ pickled carrots | 8.95
King Salmon*
grilled wild salmon , vegetable hash w/
asparagus, grilled onions, peas, spinach,
zucchini + blistered cherry tomatoes,
sweet corn marjoram butter | 18.95 / 34
Fish of the day*
[market price]
Lobstergasm*
butter-poached australian lobster medallions,
+ drawn truffle butter
[ 6oz minimum - market price ]

VEGETABLES VEGETARIAN VEGAN
Cauliflower Steak
roasted cauliflower, olive gremolata
w/ capers, orange + garlic breadcrumbs | 12.95
Creamed Corn
coconut milk, fresno chilies, kaffir lime leaf | 6.95
Broccoli Fritto
crispy broccoli w/ parmesan +
spicy jalapeño aïoli  | 7.95
Smoked Sweet Potato Salad
smoked sweet potatoes, mayo,
red onion + celery | 6.95
Grilled Asparagus
w/ citrus aïoli, mint + breadcrumbs | 5.95

EAT YOUR GREENS
Tuscan Kale Salad ‘Cacio E Pepe’
tuscan kale, sugar snap peas, pea vines
+ cacio e pepe vinaigrette  | 7 / 13
The ‘BLT’ Salad
nueske’s apple-smoked bacon, romaine + iceberg,
avocado, marinated tomatoes +
warm dijon mustard vinaigrette | 7.95

Pacific Grill Caesar
romaine hearts, hand-torn croutons | 6/11
add white anchovies | 1.5
add smoked baby oysters | 1.5
add chicken | 2.95
add shrimp | 4
Steak Salad*
grilled steak, portobello + onions w/ lettuces, shaved reggiano,
worcestershire vinaigrette + crispy shallots | 11 / 19.95
The Wedge
iceberg lettuce, nueske’s apple-smoked bacon,
tomatoes, rogue river blue cheese
+ “sri-rancha” dressing | 8.95
add chicken | 2.95
add shrimp | 4
Market Greens Salad
daily mixed greens | 5
Shellfish Stuffed Avocado
dungeness crab, rock shrimp, piquillo peppers, capers + louie dressing | 9.95

 

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