7/11/2013 09:05:00 AM

Southwark Returns From Summer Break With New Menu

Farmhouse platter at Southwark
Like many of us, Southwark took a brief break over the week surrounding Independence Day. Now the Queen Village restaurant is back with a whole new menu for summer. Chef Nick Macri added several new starters: you can now get his famous ‘nduja (spreadable sausage) in deviled eggs alongside smoked mackerel, and there’s a new topping for the oysters - cucumber-shallot mignonette.

All of the entrees are revamped, including seared ivory salmon with green gazpacho and blueberry salsa - a dish we’re betting tastes as good as its color-filled description makes it seem. Then there’s grilled pork belly with sweet corn, and a crispy polenta with those sour cherries we were raving about a couple weeks ago. View the full menu below.

Southwark serves dinner nightly (closed Sunday-Monday), but if you want a special meal, reserve a seat for the Wednesday, July 17, prix-fixe dinner with guest chef Brian Ricci of Kennett. Four courses featuring Ricci’s new line of preserved goods, Nifty, runs $45 per person, or just $55 with wine or beer pairings. Dinner begins at 7 PM; call for reservations (215-238-1888).

Southwark Summer 2013 Dinner Menu

Appetizers

Soup $8
chilled golden beet, lemon confit, dill, sunflower seed
Roasted Potatoes $6
fresh herbs and roasted garlic aioli
Sausage $12
grilled calves liver, pepper hash, pickled mustard
Steamed Clams $11
dry vermouth, shallots, tomato, chili sauce
Coppa $11
hot coppa, blanched swiss chard, lemon anchovy vinaigrette
Escargot $13
butter poached escargot, roast eggplant and garlic puree, mint
Green Salad $9
mixed lettuce, pickled shallots, croutons, peach dressing
Mackerel $10
smoked mackerel and 'nduja deviled eggs
Oysters $14
half dozen east coast oysters, cucumber-shallot mignonette
Charcuterie Plate $16
Cheese Plate $18
Farmhouse Platter $22

Entrees

Chicken $19
chicken confit , cherry tomato, fresh curds, wilted greens
Trout $22
whole roasted trout, summer squash, red onion jam
Ivory Salmon $26
seared ivory salmon, green gazpacho, cucumber and blueberry salsa
Pork $24
grilled belly, warm sweet corn and chard salad, hot sauce
Pasta $18
ricotta cavatelli, basil sauce, yolk, Valley Shepard pepato
Veal $24
braised osso bucco, mixed bean salad, red wine sauce
Polenta $20
crispy polenta, roasted mushrooms, sour cherries, tarragon

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