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, ginger mignonette, smoked horseradish cream (gf no saltines, lf no cream, tnf)

squash & verbena fritters, crème fraiche, whey (tnf)

house assortment of cured meats, lusty monk mustard, house-made accompaniments (varies)

regional cheese plate, house preserves and pickles, rye-herb crackers, sorghum pecan brittle (tnf no brittle, gf sub gf crackers)

brown butter skillet corn bread, chicken butter, seasonal jams (tnf)

TWO. individual bites

grilled oyster**, lardo, tomato jam, celery (lf)

“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

chilled cucumber-almond soup, pickled & smoked north carolina shrimp, chervil (lf, gf)

sumac roasted carrots, sunflower burnt honey tahini, za’atar (tnf, gf, lf)

grilled baby beets, bresaola, puffed carolina gold rice, béarnaise yogurt (tnf, gf)

gaining ground fingerling potatoes, sour pickles, celery, dill, crème fraîche (v no beef tallow, crème fraîche, gf, tnf)

lobster, purslane, ricotta, dill (tnf, gf)

shishito peppers, lardon, preserved lemon, shrimp salt, torched lime (tnf, gf, lf)

sautéed olivette farm 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)

seared scallops, roasted sweet potato, sour corn, dashi (tnf, lf, gf)

steamed clams from clammer dave, pasta, peperone, thai chili, fumet, fennel (tnf)

seasonal fish, coconut broth, thai basil, summer squash (gf)

smoked duck breast, fennel, chantarelles, pickled blackberries (tnf, gf)

apple brandy beef and benton’s bacon burger**, appalachian 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 (tnf)

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

fresh fried doughnuts, lemon mascarpone, espresso chocolate (tnf)

peach pecan tart, earl grey ice cream, brown butter streusel (gf no streusel)

s’mores chocolate cheesecake, smoked ice cream, graham cracker, maple marshmallow (tnf)

berry clafoutis, berry butter, sweet corn ice cream (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.