This Weekend at Jake Moon

Greetings from Clarksville

So as we celebrated and honored MLK this week, we also had another celebration going on right here in Clarksville, as Jake Moon turned nine years old on Monday. Because it fell on a day we were closed, we will commemorate this weekend with specials befitting our history, and we may even reach a bit further back into Chef's culinary exploits of the past. We have had a pretty good ride out here in the countryside of the Capital Region and as an outpost of the very northwest corner of the Catskills, where Jake Moon wandered about a century ago. The most important part of this ride is not only making good food and sharing it in a casual setting, but the friends we have made. We have a very loyal client base, and we are proud and gratified to count so many of them as friends. Thank you very much for that!

And speaking of friends, Janet Foster of our Bow & Fiddle magic music at Sunday brunch will be displaying and selling digital art images from her own creation that are colorful and expressive. In her words, "They celebrate the joy which can be found in simple objects." You can use Facebook or Instagram to view them, or better yet join us on Sunday to see them in real time, as they are beautiful! We are hoping for a more permanent installation soon, we shall see.

Another addition this week will be a revised wine list with new wines hand selected with guidance of course from Joe Armstrong of Winebow Distributors in NYC, and thoroughly sampled with a few wine experts that Chef happens to have waiting in the shadows for just that purpose. More will appear as the days lengthen and more white wines become popular. Again, our Facebook Page would be a good place to view them, and we will share updates when we have the selections in hand. We had to say goodby to a couple of winners to make way for the new selections, but the change will be worth it.

Don't forget are open Wednesday through Sunday every day at 8:00 a.m., and we serve dinner Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at 5:00 p.m. (on those days we do not close in between lunch and dinner as we serve drinks, desserts and light fare). On Thursday and Friday we also offer a discounted "Cabin Fever" special between 5:00 and 6:30 for $10.95.

"A Bow and Banjo," our live Sunday brunch music, will return this Sunday.

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.

We hope to see you soon, but, in the meantime, be warm and safe!

This Weekend's Menu


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
Mozzarella en Carozza--Batter-dipped Fresh Mozzarella Bread "Carriages," with Basil Pesto and Marinara Sauce 7.50
Grilled Chorizo Sausage with Warm Lentil Salad 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
Butter-Poached Atlantic Salmon--Capers and Orange Peel, with Shaved Potato Cake 17.95
Shrimp Carbonara--Fettuccine Pasta 16.95
Cassoulet Toulousian--Classic French Bean Casserole with Duck Confit, Sausage, Herbs, and Grilled Baguette 19.95
Osso Bucco Milanaise--served with Risotto 19.95
Buttermilk Fried Chicken--with Corn Bread & Coleslaw 15.95
Wild Mushroom-Sundried Tomato Mac-n-Cheese 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
Grilled Angus Burger--Smoked Gouda, Barbecue Sauce and Handcut Fries 9.50

Dessert Features 6.00

Coffee Toffee Pie (Albany Times Union All-Star Menu 2009)
Bourbon Pecan Pie
Warm Apple Crumb Pie
Triple Chocolate Bread Pudding
Chocolate Espresso Pot de Creme
Birthday Cake

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

Founded January 15th, 2009