Apr 4, 2009

Cafe Luna April Dinner Menu
Appetizers and Light Entrees

Soup - We love soup. Made fresh here at Café Luna. Appropriately garnished. Cup 4. Bowl 6.

Baked Brie - Baked Brie cheese with roasted garlic, our house made chutney, fresh grapes and toasts for spreading. 8.
Crab and Shrimp Dip - Crabmeat and shrimp, roasted garlic and other herbs minced and pureed’ and mixed with three cheeses and baked until golden. Served with toasts for spreading. 9.

Sauteed Mushrooms - Fresh mushrooms pan sauteed in fresh garlic, olive oil, butter and wine. 8.

All entrees are served with a fresh salad of mixed baby greens featuring organically grown lettuces and mixed fresh vegetables (crumbled bleu cheese available for 1.50)

Italian Sausage Ragu’ - Italian sausage meat, simmered with garlic, tomatoes, wild and domestic mushrooms, herbs and red wine to make a wonderful sauce served on a bed of Pappardelle pasta (wide ribbons) sprinkled with Parmesan cheese. A pasta lovers favorite and David’s ex-stepmother Gloria Tobassco’s favorite recipe. 22.
(Wine Suggestion: Iverson Winery Cabernet Sauvignon)

Hanger Steak - A wonderful cut of meat full of flavor, that is increasingly popular as a marinated and grilled piece of meat. Us? We are dry-brining this meat, rubbing the steaks down with our own "Montreal" style dry-rub, char-broiling to your specification (best served medium to medium/rare) and serving it topped with a dollop of rich Port and shallot butter. With mashed potatoes and sauteed vegetables. 26.
(Wine Suggestion: Il Gioiello Mourvdre)

Rack of Lamb - Lamb coated in minced garlic and mint and Dijon, roasted medium rare, sliced and served with a fresh mint, garlic and lemon pesto. With mashed potatoes and fresh sauteed vegetables. 29.
(Wine Suggestion: Iverson Petite Sirah)

Filet Mignon - A tender 10 oz. bacon wrapped Filet Mignon, prepared to your liking, served with a saute of mushrooms and shallots, topped with dollop of roasted garlic butter. With mashed potatoes and vegetables. 31.
(Topped with 4 grilled tiger prawns add $5.)

(Wine Suggestion: Cedarville Cabernet Sauvignon)

Pineapple Glazed Pork Tenderloin - Pork tenderloin, brined for juiciness, brushed with a pineapple and tequila glaze, char-broiled to medium, served topped with a mild fresh grilled pineapple-lime salsa. Served with mashed potatoes and fresh sauteed vegetables. 24.
(Wine Suggestion: Madrona El Dorado Riesling

or DK Cellars "Reserve" Merlot )

Miss Shirley’s Chicken Artichoke Pasta - Our friend Shirley West’s favorite chicken dish here at Café Luna: diced chicken breast sauteed with Itailan cured Pancetta bacon, artichoke hearts, leeks, garlic, mushrooms and capers finished with white wine, lemon juice and a dash of cream served tossed with Papperadelle pasta topped with Parmesan 23.
(Wine Suggestion: Wilderotter Sauvignon Blanc)

Paella (pie- yeah- ah) - Spain’s national dish!! This wonderful baked dish includes clams, ham, prawns, linguisa, and white cod with sweet bell peppers, herbs and baby peas simmered and baked in saffron rice. A wonderful dish! 28.
(Wine Suggestion: Vionta "Albarino" the wine from Gary and Maria’s family hometown in Spain)

Fresh Atlantic Salmon - Filets dusted with herbed Panko bread-crumbs, spices, pan-sauteed medium then drizzled with a toasted coriander and lemon vinaigrette. Served with basmati rice pilaf and fresh sauteed vegetables. 24.
(Wine Suggestion: ROSE: T-Vine Cellars "Psychedelic Rooster"

/ RED: Jeff Runquist "R" Cabernet Franc)

Pasta Raphael - Chunks of fresh Atlantic salmon filet simmered in a rich sauce made with tomatoes, white wine and artichoke hearts, basil and herbs, finished with a bit of cream and topped with Parmesan cheese. Served on a bed of Angel Hair pasta. 24.
(Wine Suggestion: WHITE: Wilderotter Sauvignon Blanc /
RED: Il Gioiello Barbara)

Four Cheese Mac & Cheese - A new spin on an old favorite: Gorgonzola, Monterey Jack, and Mozzarella cheeses melted together with bits of wild mushrooms, shallots, fresh thyme and basil and roasted butternut squash, tossed with pasta, and baked in a casserole topped with toasted breadcrumbs, Parmesan cheese and toasted walnuts. Served with fresh vegetables of the day. (Vegetarian) 18.
(Wine Suggestion: White: Landmark "Overlook" Chardonnay )

Asparagus Mushroom Pasta - It’s Asparagus season!! Fresh asparagus pan-sauteed with brown Crimini mushrooms, tiny tomatoes, and thyme, finished in white wine and a bit of cream, Parmesan cheese and topped with a "Picada" - a Spanish gremolata made with toasted hazelnuts, garlic, and fresh lemon zest. (Vegetarian) (Add Shrimp - $6. Add Chicken - $4.) 18.
(Wine Suggestion: Uvaggio Vermentino )

Café Luna / 451 Main Street, #8, Placerville, Ca / Phone 530/642-8669 / www.cafelunatics.blogspot.com

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