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Veg-focused Mondays at Dovetail
October 25, 2010, 1:56 pm
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I am an unrepentant omnivore, and it’s rare that I find myself not in the mood for meat. But lately, that’s been happening more frequently as I find my body craving greens and presumably rebelling from my usual heavy, butter-, meat-, and carb-laden diet. I want veggies, but I don’t want to give up meat entirely, and I don’t want to eat a salad. We’re getting into fall, people. Our veggies should be cooked.

Enter Dovetail, Michelin starred Chef John Fraser’s haunt on the Upper West Side, and Mondays are looking really good for satisfying those veg cravings. He’s offering both a vegetarian and a vegetable-focused course menu on Mondays for $42 (3 courses plus dessert). The seasonal menu changes frequently, so make sure you check out the Monday night vegetable menu on the website before making your reservations.

vegetarian (v. = vegan choices)
1st course
pumpkin soup rosemary, chestnuts
turnip ceviche (v.) quinoa, lime, pearl onions
beet salad greek yogurt, pistachios
2nd course
salsify (supp. 10) truffles, spinach, red wine
chanterelles on a shingle fennel, figs, peppers
autumn tempura (v.) tofu, chai curry spice
3rd course
fennel ravioli basil, artichokes, preserved lemon
braising greens lasagna baby carrots, pine nuts, golden raisins
barbeque parsnip rib (v.) coconut rice, daikon, cilantro

vegetable focused
1st course
escarole leaves
smoked trout, feta cheese
soft boiled egg bacon, quinoa, ramps, tofu
brussels sprouts leaves cauliflower, manchego cheese, pears, serrano ham
2nd course
root vegetables (supp 10) truffles, chicken, polenta
button mushroom gnocchi butternut squash, radish, sauce bordelaise
corn tamales poblano peppers, smoked duck
3rd course
salt baked fennel piquillo peppers, oranges, preserved tuna mayonnaise
roasted garlic risotto broccoli rabe, andouille sausage
endive lamb bacon, dates, apples

Eat: Dovetail (UWS) 103 W 77th St. at Columbus, New York, NY 10024-6909. (212) 362-3800. Vegetarian and vegetable-focused menus are offered on Monday nights.

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