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Southern Comforts
December 2021

 

The culinary team at Michael’s On East is challenged to create new dishes inspired by the world’s most exotic destinations each month. Join us to experience ever-changing, palate-pleasing global cuisine with Michael's Epicurean Adventures. We invite you to enjoy special wine pairings for $8 per glass or $15 for the pairing. 

The three-course dinner menu is available Monday through Saturday evenings for $38.95 per person.

Available for dine-in or takeout!


Epicurean Dinner
Starters
Spiced Butternut Squash Bisque

Pumpkin Oil and Salted Pepitas

Sweet Corn and Cauliflower Fritters

Spicy Remoulade and Strawberry Jam

Entrees
Southern Comfort Pan-Seared Rainbow Trout

Succotash, Smoked Gouda & Stone Ground Grits and Whiskey Grain Mustard Sauce,
Topped with Tabasco Onion Rings

Carolina Fried Chicken

Spicy Tasso Ham, Sweet Corn, Faro Piccolo, Sautéed Garlic-Scented Kale and Pickled Vegetable Salad

Kurobuta Pork Tenderloin

Smoked Cajun Andouille, Honey Crisp Apples, Roasted Peppers and Creamer Potato Hash,
Drizzled with Peppercorn, Mushroom & Red Pepper Mélange

Desserts
Warm Georgia Peach Cobbler 

Bourbon Caramel and Vanilla Ice Cream

Orleans Banana Tart

 Traditional Southern Banana Pudding, Vanilla Wafer Cookie Crust, Topped with Whipped Cream and White Chocolate Shavings

Wine
Chardonnay "Route 121", Route Stock Cellars, CA, 2019

Tasting Notes:  High-toned floral aromas of jasmine open this wine, in a Sauvignon Blanc-reminiscent way, bright and steely on the nose with a touch of reduction and oak following. Dense rich layers of apple, pear and mango define the midpalate

Zinfandel "Sin Zin", Alexander Valley Vineyards, CA, 2017

Tasting Notes:  This 2017 is a rich Zinfandel with flavors of black cherry, plum, black pepper, apricot and chocolate. The spicy finish really comes through as the wine sits in the glass, along with nuances of brown sugar and warm spices. This vintage has a nice, clean finish.

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