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New Menu at Café Pacific. Executive Chef Bill Trevino Leaves For Austin.

Jack Knox loves dogs and seafood.

Café Pacific owner Jack Knox hired Gang of Five chef  and consultant Anne Greer McCann to rework the menu at the tony seafood restaurant in Highland Park Village. Ms. McCann worked with executive chef Bill Trevino to update the seafood-centric menu. (I’ve acquired a copy of the work in progress below. Sorry Jack, I have really good sources inside your operation. I dare you to fire him/her.)

You can see the Southern touches Ms. McCann added to the menu below. Don’t fret: the pecan ball is still on the dessert menu. The only changes: bananas Foster bread pudding was replaced with banana pudding.

After completing the new menu, execuchef Bill Trevino decided to move his young family south to Austin where he can be found at Abel’s. Trevino was at Café Pacific for ten years. (I smell a good opportunity for an unemployed chef, IJS.)

LUNCH CAFÉ PACIFIC

STARTERS

CALAMARI *Crisply fried                                CAESAR SALAD

CEVICHE (same)                                               MIXED GREEN SALAD (same)

*SHRIMP SALAD ROLLS crisp vegetables     MARYLAND CRABCAKE  jumbo lump

and shrimp rolled in rice paper with peanut/      crab with Old Bay Buerre Blanc and fresh

chili dipping sauce  12                                         greens  15-16

NEW ENGLAND CLAM CHOWDER             SOUP DE JOUR

ONE DOZEN OYSTERS ((when available)

ENTREES

*PECAN CRUSTED TROUT Southern corn spoonbread, green beans and a light lobster

Sauce

SOLE*AMANDINE (same)

ROASTED CORN SNAPPER (same)

SHORT SMOKED SALMON (same)

8 OUNCE BEEF TENDERLOIN FILET (same)

*CAVATAPPI  PASTA curly pasta tubes tossed with fresh heirloom tomatoes, mozzarella, basil, olive oil and lemon  13.50   add chicken  5.00   shrimp ??

SEAFOOD CREPES (same)

THREE ONION CRUSTED SEA BASS

*FRIED SHRIMP PLATTER three Texas Jumbo Gulf Shrimp, flash fried in a light crust

with Southern Cole Slaw and French fries

FRUITS DE MER PLATTER  Texas Jumbo Shrimp, Lump Crabmeat, Clams, Oysters

(when available)   28.00 per person

SALADS AND SANDWICHES

ORIENTAL CHICKEN SALAD (same)

*SOUTHWESTERN STEAK OR SHRIMP SALAD (same)

*COBB SALAD (same as BRUNCH)

*NICOISE SALAD (same as BRUNCH)  18.00

GRILLED HAMBURGER (same)

*SHORT RIB SLIDERS  Three sliders with Southern Cole Slaw, pickled onions and

French fries  13.50

GRILLED CHICKEN SANDWICH (same)

SIMPLE GRILLS (Same, adding new sauces)

*Romesco (roasted pepper/tomato sauce..no cream)

*Make papaya salsa “Tropical Salsa” (gives more flexibility with ingredients)

DINNER CAFÉ PACIFIC

*Marks new items, spelling, grammar or description change

CAVIAR (same)

APPETIZERS

FRUITS DE MER PLATTER  (same accompaniments)

Texas Gulf shrimp, Jumbo Lump Crabmeat, Clams, Lobster Tail, Oysters (when available)   32.00 per person

ONE DOZEN FRESH OYSTERS (when available)

CEVICHE                                                        CALAMARI *Crisply fried

*LOBSTER SALAD ROLLS  crisp vegetables and lobster rolled in rice paper with

peanut dipping sauce   17.00

*MARYLAND CRABCAKE                         CHAMPAGNE STEAMED MUSSELS

Jumbo lump crabmeat with Old Bay              * from Bar Harbor Maine with grilled

Buerre Blanc and fresh greens 15-16                 Crostini

SMOKED SALMON (same)

STARTERS AND SALADS

SOUP DU JOUR

NEW ENGLAND CLAM CHOWDER

CASEAR SALAD * with Parmesan crisps

*WEDGE SALAD  (new presentation)

(Seasonal salad always on seasonal menu)

DINNER SPECIALTIES

*SEA SCALLOPS with sautéed spinach and Fresh Corn Spoonbread  32.00

*FRIED SHRIMP PLATTER  Five Texas Jumbo Gulf Shrimp, flash fried in a light crust

with Southern Cole Slaw and French Fries  35.00

THREE ONION CRUSTED SEA BASS (same)

LOBSTER TAIL TRIO (same)

CAFÉ PACIFIC SAMPLER (same)

ROASTED CORN SNAPPER (same)

SHORT SMOKED SALMON (same)

LEMON SOLE *AMANDINE (same)

*GRILLED CHICKEN PASTA imported hand crafted pasta with gorgonzola, heirloom tomatoes, arugula and crisp pancetta  19.00

*SLOW ROASTED BEEF SHORT RIBS (same)

PEPPER STEAK (same)

RACK OF LAMB (same)

*NICOISE SALAD seared tuna steak on fresh greens with Haricots Verte, Nicoise olives, Heirloom tomatoes and Mustard Vinaigrette   24.00-?????

SIMPLE GRILLS (same but add new sauce and sauce description..see Lunch)

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