Greetings from Clarksville
If you are reading this newsletter, you are probably savvy enough to know that we are also on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Yelp, Google Maps, and just about everything else connected to the Internet. This newsletter is the anchor to all those other public faces, thanks to a certain Mr. Dan McBride, who has orchestrated its production for over nine years. He has been known to sometimes slip into a shady wine bar in Greece or climb onto a higher peak in the Daks to get an internet connection in order to keep you updated. Somehow, he manages to get it out. This involves uploading it to an email company that delivers it to you. Last week that process misfired and the same newsletter was sent twice--for which we apologize. We take a lot of pride in our newsletter and are proud to report that in over nine years the number of people who have “unsubscribed” is under 50. Now that's loyalty!
Besides that and helping to raise Chef’s precious grandchildren, Dan plays a mean guitar, and his band, “The Red Wagon” will be playing live at the Indian Ladder Brewery and Cider House in Altamont this Sunday afternoon, 9/24, from two to five. We don't have to tout the close relationship we share with the Indian Ladder folks, but Chef and a good group of the staff and some friends will be showing up to support them--feel free to join us as well! (That will happen after brunch of course….)
Prime Rib of Angus Beef au Jus will be the the menu headliner as we step into the colder weather months--a crowd favorite. We will also be featuring a beautiful Red Snapper Filet, and lots of fresh veggies from our garden, which is still going strong, at least for now. On the sweet end of the menu is our Chocolate Espresso Pot de Creme, a very dense chocolate pudding in the grand French style. Not to be missed!
Among the new creations Chef is throwing at you this week is a trial run for a new menu that will debut here shortly, perhaps next week. The “Breakfast Poutine,” which is a spin off of that Montreal street food, the house made Whole Grain Waffles, and the Cider Doughnut French Toast with Sautéed Apples, were all received in great style, and these are just the tip of his culinary iceberg.
We will continue with lobsters, our summer signature item, as long as the interest lasts; so far interest is still strong.
And, speaking of great music acts, our own “A Bow and Banjo,” will be here this Sunday from 11:00-1:00 pm, and, weather permitting, they may even play outdoors.
You're always welcome to visit our Facebook Page. Give us a "like" in order to stay tuned to as-the-weekend-progresses menu enhancements.
Hope to see you soon!
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
Eggplant and Fresh Mozzarella Napoleon 8.50
Sauteed Escarole and White Beans--finished with Lemon, Garlic, and EVOO 7.50
Garden Fresh Ox Heart Tomatoes with Fresh Mozzarella and Basil Oil Drizzle 7.50
Angus Prime Rib of Beef au Jus--choice of Potato, Horseradish Mustard Sauce, and Fresh Garden Veggies 24
Maine Lobster Bake--sized Lobster, with Steamed Clams, Baked Potato, Corn on the Cob, Coleslaw, and Drawn Butter (Market price)
Lobster Macaroni and Cheese (made to order) 19.95
Hickory Smoked Pork Chop--with Garlicky White Bean Stew 17.95
New York Sirloin--with Chimichurri Sauce or au Poivre, Handcut Fries 24
Wok-Seared Red Snapper Filet--Bacon Shallot Basil Butter, with Rice Pilaf 19.95
Chicken Pot Pie with Cheddar Biscuit Topping 14.95
Breast of Chicken Parmesan--Fresh Marinara and Pasta 15.95
Clarksville Fish Fry--with Handcut French Fries and choice of Seafood Sauce 13.95
Mom's Meatloaf--Garlic Mashers and Marsala Mushroom Brown Sauce 13.95
Gardeners Quesadilla--Corn, Tomatoes, Leeks, Swiss Chard, Jack Cheese, Salsa, and Sour Cream 12.95
Coffee Toffee Pie (Albany Times Union All-Star Menu 2009)
Bourbon Pecan Pie
Warm Banana Bread Pudding
Anjou Pear and Almond Crisp
Chocolate Pot de Creme
Chef Daniel E Smith, CEC... great, great grandson of Jake Moon
Founded January 15th, 2009