Monday, February 7, 2011

Valentine's Day Menu at the Milkweed Mercantile

Or, It's All About Dessert

Coeur a la Creme
We'll be serving ours with blueberries we picked last summer and preserved with a syrup of organic sugar and gin. Ooooh la la!

We're mixing it up a bit at the Mercantile this Valentine's Day. On Sunday, February 13th Kurt and Alline will be hosting a Celebration of Friendship. There will be no "tables for two in the corner in the dark." Instead, we welcome you to join us at our community table for a relaxing, delicious meal among friends and neighbors. Singles and those who hate Valentine's Day are especially welcome.

Monday, February 14th we'll be back on more traditional ground, with tables for two scattered strategically (and romantically) around our dining room. Make your reservations for a romantic, in-front-of-a-roaring-fire yet unstuffy Valentine's dinner now!

Valentine's Dinner at the Mercantile
$18.00 per person
Does not include alcohol, tax or gratuity
Serving dinner from 6:00 p.m - 8:30 p.m.

Dessert and Coffee (or tea) only
$6.00 per person
Does not include alcohol, tax or gratuity

For reservations please call 660-883-5522

On the menu February 13th and 14th:


Goat-Cheese Toasts and Pear slices

Choose an entree:
Bistro Short Ribs, Garlic Mashed Potatoes, Italian Winter Greens
Roasted Chicken, Garlic Mashed Potatoes, Italian Winter Greens
Pasta with Shitake Mushrooms & Cream Sauce, Italian Winter Greens

Choose a dessert:
Coeur a la Crème with Local Blueberries in Gin Syrup
Flourless Chocolate Cake with Organic Ice Cream (gluten free)
Triple Nut Chocolate Tart with Coconut Cream (dairy & egg free)

Vegan, Vegetarian and Gluten-free diets happily accommodated with advance notice. Reservations strongly recommended.

Flourless Chocolate Cake - our newest favorite! Get the recipe here.

Triple Nut Chocolate Tart - get the recipe here.

I've included links to the recipes because I believe that there should be no such thing as a secret recipe - life is too short to be stingy with great food! I also wanted to demonstrate that is is possible to make meals that work for specialized diets and are still FANTASTIC. We serve the Flourless Chocolate cake to all guests and receive rave reviews, while helping to make our gluten-free guests feel welcome and comfortable. How can we pamper you?

Any questions, please let me know!