Nightbell Dinner Menu

(Download the PDF) menu changes seasonally

ONE. snacks to share

oysters** on the half shell, house hot sauce, grilled lemon, “old bay” saltines, apple cider mignonette, smoked horseradish cream (gf no saltines, lf no cream, tnf)

north carolina shrimp, farm and sparrow grit bread, green tomato relish, and house hot sauce (tnf)

geechie boy grit hush puppies, orange wild mountain bees honey butter dipping sauce (tnf)

house assortment of cured meats, lusty monk mustard, pickle, preserves (varies)

regional cheese plate, honey, sorghum pecans, pickled berries, herb crackers (tnf no pecans, gf sub gf crackers)

brown butter skillet corn bread, chicken butter, green tomato jelly, rhubarb jam (tnf)

TWO. individual bites

grilled oyster**, benton’s bacon, tomato jam, fried bread (tnf, gf lf no bread)

“deviled egg” corn sabayon, sunburst smoked trout gravlax**, pimenton, egg cup (gf, tnf)

“caesar salad” jicama shell, parmesan crisps, premium spanish anchovy, classic dressing** (gf no croutons, lf no cheese/brioche, tnf)

steak tartare**, dry aged apple brandy beef, feuille de brick cone, smoked horseradish cream (lf no horseradish cream)

THREE. small plates

spring onion and potato soup, crème fraiche, dill, mint (tnf, gf)

ivy creek turnips, fenugreek sauce, pink peppercorn, fried bread (gf no bread, tnf no peppercorn)

olivette farm radishes, cultured ramp butter, nasturtium (gf,
tnf)

trout carpaccio, red bud capers, wild onion grass, ginger, meyer lemon (gf, tnf)

farro and roasted beet salad, popped sorghum, fried bread, lemon herb puree (lf, tnf, v)

sautéed olivette farm spring greens, lardons, pickled vidalia onion, poached egg, cornbread crumble (tnf, lf & gf no cornbread, v no egg no lardons no cornbread)

grilled hen of the wood mushrooms, sesame oil, fish sauce, orange zest, garlic cream (gf, lf no garlic cream, tnf, v option available)

grilled squid, cauliflower, almond, oregano (gf, tnf no almond)

steamed clams from clammer dave, benton’s bacon, smoked cream, tarragon, noble cider (tnf, gf no bread)

seasonal fish, ham hock broth, peanuts, pea tendrils, farro (tnf, lf no butter)

‘sweet tea’ brined quail, pecan, burnt honey, cipollini onion, marigold (lf, gf)

apple brandy beef and benton’s bacon burger**, thomasville tomme cheese**, house pickles, lusty monk mustard, maitake mayonnaise**, on a house-made grit brioche bun with house-made french fries, rocket sauce** ~add fried egg

grilled steak**, daily cut of dry aged apple brandy beef, pecan and roasted red pepper sauce (gf)

house-made french fries, rocket sauce** (tnf, lf, v no rocket sauce)

FOUR. desserts by Carmen Vaquera

bourbon-pecan pie, cornmeal crust, roasted vanilla bean ice cream, goat milk caramel, sweet crème fraiche

roasted strawberry-rhubarb tart, poppy seed crust, poppy seed, buttermilk ice cream, sorrel, pink peppercorn (gf)

key lime cheesecake, dulce de leche, coconut-rum snow, pineapple, mint

french broad chocolate mousse cake, dark chocolate glaze, chicory ice cream, rye-cocoa nib crumble (tnf)

* please alert your server of any allergies or dietary restrictions before placing your order. gf: gluten free, lf: lactose free, tnf: tree nut free, v: vegan

** this menu item contains raw or undercooked meats, poultry, seafood, shellfish, or eggs. consuming raw or undercooked food may increase your risk of foodborne illness.