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Starters

Beer Braised Short Rib     13

Slow braised in a dark stout and served with potato puree, caramelized Westmalle Dubbel onions and pickled celery. Topped with a rich beef demi-glace.

 

Cheese Plate     18

Today's trio of cheese:

***Blue Bell***  (Valley Milkhouse, Oley, Pa)

* Cow, Raw *

Stilton style blue. Aged 3 months. Creamy, earthy, savory. Fudgy texture.

***Appalachian***  (Meadow Creek Dairy, Galax, VA)

* Cow, Raw *

A lush, vibrant cheese with mushroom notes. Creamy and buttery with notes of lemon. Cellar aged for 90+ days. Great with a nice lager.

***Buttercup Brie***  (Cherry Grove Farm, Lawrenceville, NJ)

* Cow, Pasteurized *

Notes of fresh hay, mushrooms and beef. Very creamy with notes of buttermilk and créme fraiche.

Served with house-made jams, Green Meadow Farm raw honey & seasonal fruit, our house-made pickles & pickled mustard seed.

 

Chicken Fingers     12

House-made, lager-battered, golden fried chicken fingers.  Served with mild barbecue sauce

 

Chicken Liver Mousse     12

with pickled mustard seeds, peach jam, pickled apples, chives, and toasted sourdough from Merzbacher's Bakery.

 

Pommes Frites     6

Our award winning fresh-cut, double-fried frites. Served with Monk's world-famous bourbon mayonnaise for dipping

 

Smoked Trout Dip     11

Smoked trout spread topped with caper and onion relish. Served with sliced baguette

 

Soup of the Day     7

Potato Leek topped with crispy leeks and parsley (VEGETARIAN/GLUTEN-FREE)

 

Spanish Flies     15

Incredibly hot chicken wings w/chipotle pepper sauce that are not for the faint of heart. They aren't those wimpy 'buffalo wings' - these babies are incendiary!  HOT! HOT! HOT! Did I mention that they're HOT? We do offer barbecue sauce for the less adventurous. Served with a side order of our famous frites

 

Salads

Baby Green Salad     7

Organic greens with our Monk's Flemish Sour Ale vinaigrette
ADD Goat Cheese for 3  ADD Chicken Breast 9

 

Beet Salad     14

Arugula, Roasted Red Beets, Fresh Chévre, Pickled Fennel, Apples, and Shaved Toasted Almond in a Citrus Vinaigrette

 

Caesar     9

Baby kale & field greens tossed in our tangy caesar dressing and topped with croutons
ADD Chicken Breast 9

 

Monk's Duck Salad     21

Organic greens with duck breast (grilled medium/medium rare), goat cheese, spicy walnuts & Monk's Flemish Sour Ale soaked craisins *contains nuts

 

Mussels

All Mussels served with Pommes Frites (about a pound and a half)    21

Ghent    

Ommegang Hennepin, fumet, parsley, caramelized leeks, bacon, bleu cheese & garlic

 

Monks    

Allagash White, fumet, garlic & parsley

 

Red Light    

Belgian golden ale, fumet, toasted chili de arbol broth, parsley and garlic *contains soy

 

Thai Curry    

Monk's Flemish Sour, fumet, Thai red curry, basil, garlic & coconut milk

 

Burgers

All are served on a Merzbacher’s Bakery Sweet Potato Bun (vegan) and bottom buns have our home-made mayo (contains eggs). Burger, Chicken Breast & Vegan Burger.

Burger     16

 

Chicken Breast     16

 

Vegan Burger     16

 

Burger Topping

Bruges    

sauteed mushrooms & gruyere

 

Brussels    

bacon & cheddar

 

Cheddy    

Cheddy Topper cheese from Vermont Farmstead (made with Alchemist Heady Topper) & pickled red onion

 

Ghent    

broccoli rabe & cheddar 

 

Monk's    

caramelized leeks & bleu cheese

 

Trappist    

goat cheese, lettuce, tomato & raw onion

 

Sandwiches

Duck Salad Sandwich     17

Our award winning salad served sandwich style on an Italian roll. Baby greens with grilled duck breast, goat cheese, spicy walnuts and Monk's Flemish Sour Ale soaked craisins. Served with a side baby green salad *contains nuts

 

Pulled Pork Sandwich     13

Spicy pork slow cooked in Belgian brown ale, served with house slaw and BBQ sauce on an Italian long roll. Served with a side baby green salad. *contains soy

 

Seitan Cheese Steak     12

Michael's seitan (wheat meat) sauteed with onions and mushrooms. served on a long roll and topped with gruyere cheese. Served with a side of baby greens salad (VEGETARIAN) NOW AVAILABLE: Daiya dairy-free "mozzarella" upon request

 

Main Plates

Honeynut Squash Bolognese     17

Rotini pasta, honeynut squash, ground beef & pork, mirepoix & pickled peppers. Topped with fresh Parmigiano Reggiano.

 

Local Mushroom Pappardelle     20

Mycopolitan Mushroom Farm's Lion's Mane, Pioppino, Oyster, Trumpet, & Shiitake mushrooms cooked in herbs, butter, garlic & cream, tossed together with Pappardelle pasta and topped with Parmigiano Reggiano (VEGETARIAN)

 

Organic Chicken Thigh     15

Served over barley and mushrooms with roasted sweet potatoes. Topped with an anchovy cream sauce.

 

Roasted Farm Veggies     15

Roasted local veggies from Green Meadow Farm served over beluga lentils, cider-soaked craisins and a tahini-kimchi sauce    (VEGAN/GLUTEN FREE) *contains sesame

 

Steak Frites Salad     20

5 oz. flat iron steak marinated with roasted garlic and herbs de Provence then grilled and served over seasonal greens with our award winning pommes frites

 

Dessert

Apple Raspberry     12

fresh sliced apples baked over a raspberry filling in a sweet pastry shell

 

Blackberry Almond Tart     12

fresh blackberries, sliced almonds, sweet pastry shell

 

Bourbon Pecan Tart     12

gooey bourbon spiked filling, pate brisee shell and pecan pieces, served warm.

 

Chocolate Cherry Cheesecake     12

cheesecake with mini chocolate chips and chopped cherries topped with chocolate ganache glaze, homemade whipped cream and a cherry

 

Chocolate Créme Brülée     12

vanilla créme brülée filling, chocolate espresso bean pastry, chocolate-espresso ganache

 

Key Lime Tart     12

fresh Key Lime curd, local whipped cream, sweet pastry shell

 

Pear Pistachio     12

poached pears and crushed pistachios in a sweet pastry shell