This Weekend at Jake Moon

Greetings from Clarksville

We uncharacteristically failed to mention the Super Moon celebration of last weekend. There will be two more this winter, though, so we will get back to you on any planned festivities. We are all dressed up for the upcoming holidays, and there is still time to plan a holiday celebration with us: small or large, casual or elegant, here or at your own location. Please call or stop in for details. All weekend long we are featuring a campfire to huddle around, completed with s’mores setups so you can toast your own. Its also a great place to enjoy a cider or glass of wine on you way in or out, so stop by!

Prime Rib of Angus Beef continues to be our headliner, and it sells out most weekends. There is no need to worry, though, as we also offer a Blackened Ribeye Steak. This is a different preparation of the same cut of meat and equally a crowd favorite. Some beautiful Jamaican Salt Cod Cakes will be served with a Creole Mustard Sauce if you are looking for a seafood special. We will also be featuring that winter kitchen staple of Southern Europeans, Osso Bucco Milanaise with Risotto. Cassoulet, the famous white bean stew from the Languedouc region of France (but found all over that country) always proves popular. It features Duck Confit, Sausage, and Smoked Ham, along with an assortment of Herbs de Provence. Not to be missed, it is a perfect hearty winter dish. One of the benefits of Chef making Duck Confit for Cassoulet is the ample duck fat that is left over, which he uses to make the home fries at breakfast--for flavor you need to enjoy!

To finish things off right and really get into the winter spirit, our Warm Gingerbread with Lemon Curd and Pomegranate Arils is the star of the show, either at breakfast, brunch, or dinner. Not to be undersold, the Chocolate Espresso Pots de Creme, that unusually rich chocolate pudding sold in a petite ramequin as if it were illegal, is also stealing the show.

That is a preview of what we have in store for you this weekend. We offer a gentle reminder that we start putting together our menu ideas together around midweek, but when we hit the printer for the weekend market conditions may have changed and caused us to wander a bit of the charted course. We apologize if this inconveniences you, but you may be rewarded with an non-menu offering that is to your liking, as well.

Gift certificates paired with a logo tee-shirt make great last minute holiday gifts, and we can have them ready in seconds. No wrapping needed! As we head into the holidays, we also will be offering a list of holiday trays that are available--even on short notice--to help you with your own catering, or simply to keep the family fed during the busy days. Among many other offerings, we have affordable trays that will feed 6-8 people well. They range in price from $16-24 per tray, and we can always customize the size or some of the ingredients.

Holiday trays
Cole Slaw
Macaroni and Cheese
Scalloped Potato Gratin
Alfredo Penne with Broccoli and Mushrooms
Pulled Pork Carnitas
Meat Loaf and Mushroom Gravy
Chicken Schnitzel
Egg and Cheese Casserole,
Black Bean Chili (with or without meat)
Southern Fried chicken wings
....or?

Please allow 24 hours to order and perhaps a little more for special requests.

"A Bow and Banjo," our live Sunday brunch music, will return this Sunday all rested and recovered from playing the Victorian Stroll in Troy. It is an honor to have them back!

In case you missed it last week, we were proud and pleased to read an article in the most recent edition of A Taste of Upstate New York, a favorite food blog and magazine--"The best 62 Restaurants that Locals Crave." The article named a favorite local restaurant for each county in New York State, and we were chosen as Albany County's favorite local restaurant!

Our Facebook Page is a good place to catch a lot of the goings on that this weekly newsletter doesn't bring you, and that includes pictures as well. Give us a "like" in order to stay tuned to as-the-weekend-progresses menu enhancements.

Hope to see you soon!

This Weekend's Menu

Appetizers

Our Daily Soup 4/5
Garden Greens with Balsamic Dressing or Classic Caesar 4.50
Country Pate--Toast Points, Pickled Red Onions, and Maple Mustard 7.5
Roasted Brussels Sprouts, Asiago cheese, Country Ham, and Apple Cider Vinegar 8.50
French Onion Soup Gratinee 6.50
Clams Casino--Baked on the Half Shell with Garlic Herb Butter 8.50

Specials This Weekend

Angus Prime Rib of Beef au Jus--choice of Potato, Horseradish Mustard Sauce, and Fresh Garden Veggies 24
Blackened Rib Eye Steak--Garlic Lemon Butter and Handcut French Fries 24
Cassoulet Provencal--Classic French Bean Casserole with Duck Confit, Sausage, Herbs, and Grilled Baguette 19.95
Osso Bucco Milanaise--served with Risotto 19.95
Jamaican Salt Cod cake--Creole Mustard Sauce, with Rice Pilaf 17.95
Pot Roast of Beef Brisket--Egg Noodles 16.95
Smoked Pork Chop--Blueberry Ketchup, Mac and Cheese 15.95
Chicken Schnitzel--Mushroom Gravy 15.95
Black Bean Chili (Vegetarian)--Steamed Rice, Cornbread, and Cole Slaw 12.95
Clarksville Fish Fry--with Handcut French Fries and choice of Seafood Sauce 13.95
Mom's Meat Loaf--Garlic Mashers and Marsala Mushroom Brown Sauce 13.95
Butternut Squash Raviolis--Toasted Almond Alfredo 14.95

Dessert Features 6.00

Coffee Toffee Pie (Albany Times Union All-Star Menu 2009)
Bourbon Pecan Pie
Triple Chocolate Bread Pudding
Apple Streusel Pie
Chocolate Espresso Pot de Creme
Warm Gingerbread-Lemon Curd

Enjoy!
Chef Daniel E Smith, CEC... great, great grandson of Jake Moon
Proprietor

Founded January 15th, 2009