In a pre-visit conversation between New York’s Chef Justin Smillie (Upland Restaurant) and Oliveto’s Chef Brian Griffith, a brief preliminary menu was laid out to give prospective diners a general idea of the prix fixe dinner to be served August 20th. Brian gave Justin a picture of which produce stands out in this, the peak of our summer season, from some of the best of our local farmers. Justin chose general items that excited him, and the two chefs sketched out the menu that follows:
Local chicories, anchovy, crispy bread, and hard cheese
Caramelized sweet rice (possibly with seafood)
Roasted heirloom tomatoes and herbs
And…Justin’s famous duck, wood-fired, probably breast and sausage, with nectarines
Favas, sprouted lentils, charred red onions, summer squash
$70 prix fixe
This menu will be offered alongside our regular à la carte menu, but we’ll ask that those ordering Justin’s prix fixe meal make it an order for the whole table. We will provide substitutions for vegetarians.