Wednesday, May 9, 2012

The Final Janos Menu

Posted By on Wed, May 9, 2012 at 10:00 AM

This is the final menu for Janos, the renowned restaurant at 3770 E. Sunrise Drive that will serve its final meal on Saturday, May 26. Owner Janos Wilder announced a couple weeks ago that he was closing both Janos and the J-Bar. This menu becomes available on Wednesday, May 16:

Appetizers
Soft Shell Crab Tempura and Seaweed Salad
wasabi aioli, pickled cucumber, ginger and furikake $17.00

Roast Lobster Tail Tostada
spicy black beans, cabbage radish slaw, mezcal lime butter and salsa fresca $19.00

Mushroom and Queso Oaxaca Relleno Madeira
beer batter fried in roasted Anaheim chile with street vendor’s corn salad
$17.00

Roasted Beet, Belgian Endive and Pork Belly Salad
sour orange vinaigrette, orange supremes and julienne of romaine $15.00

Steamed Asparagus, Bacon Vinaigrette and Three Minute Egg
shiitake mushroom chips, and mushroom cappuccino $16.00

Soups
Chilled Tomato Water Soup, Horseradish Panna Cotta and King Crab
apples, jicama, radishes and chive oil $13.00

Lobster Cream and Roasted Corn Bisque
brandy-flamed mushrooms, and roasted chiles baked in puff pastry dome
$14.00

Main Courses
Garlic Shrimp and Spanish Chorizo
mascarpone polenta, heirloom tomatoes, basil and early summer corn $30.00

Pan-Seared Salmon with Warm Mussel and Bacon Salad
wild rice, ratatouille vinaigrette and asparagus $32.00

Green Tea Smoked Duck Breast
cinnamon spiced pears, stir-fried vegetables, glass noodles, moo shu pancake and tempura fried scallions
$32.00

Grilled New York Strip, Chili Hollandaise and The Truth About Potatoes
slow roasted red onion, Robuchon potato gratin and spicy red wine reduction $42.00

Lamb 4 Ways from the Heart of Mexico
double chop of lamb rack with chipotle recado and toasted pepitas NS/S Mole; lamb barbacoa tamale; soup from the barbacoa and spicy lamb’s tongue taco $45.00

Double Chop Pork Pibil
with black beans, caramelized pineapple, achiote vinaigrette and street vendor’s corn $30.00

Surf ‘n’ Turf Janos Style IX
Grilled filet of beef tenderloin served on mushroom chilaquiles, spicy red wine reduction, crisp fried avocados and butter roasted lobster tail with mezcal lime butter and chayote squash sauté $50.00

Spicy Braised Tofu
cinnamon spiced plums, pickled shiitake mushrooms, stir-fried vegetables, and glass noodles
$28.00

*Recipe Available in our Great Chile Relleno Cookbook. Ask your server for a copy.

On a side note, during my eternal snooping around I once heard a whisper that Wilder was looking around Downtown for a spot to open another eatery...other than Downtown Kitchen + Cocktails, that is. It was just a mention, but one that was echoed when Wilder was interviewed about closing Janos and the J-BAR. One never knows what that man will do next, but keep your eyes peeled. He's always up to something.

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