Charlotte, N.C., (June 13, 2014) – e2 emeril’s eatery is celebrating the season of fun in the sun with a new summer menu spotlighting light, bright flavors of the garden, the farm and the sea.
Chef de cuisine Brian Mottola has crafted new lunch and dinner menus that pay tribute to Emeril Lagasse’s Cajun roots and accentuate the lighter flavors of summer. Of course, a few favorites – like the gumbo of the day – will remain on the menu by popular demand.
From authentic Southern fare (fried green tomatoes with remoulade sauce) to locally famous (cheese from Orrman’s Cheese Shop) to the New Orleans-inspired (crawfish dishes and a barbecue sauce made with Community Coffee), the selections are a salve for summer’s sweltering temperatures.
e2 emeril’s eatery's cocktails are also made to beat the heat. Signature concoctions include the Cumbersome (with housemade pepper vodka, agave syrup, lime juice cucumber puree, cilantro and Triple Sec) and the French Quarter (with rye whiskey, brandy, pomegranate reduction, grapefruit juice, passion fruit puree and rhubarb bitters).
A delicious new addition to the lunch menu, the summer vegetable pasta is made with housemade semolina fettuccine and features brown beech mushrooms, English peas and cherry tomatoes in a chili corn broth ($12).
Highlights of the new dinner menu include:
STARTERS and SALADS
Chapel Hill Creamery Pheta, heirloom tomatoes, mache, toasted pistachios ($9)
Wagyu Beef Carpaccio
Poached lobster – pickled jalapeno – roasted corn – mint – carrot vinaigrette ($10)
Fried Green Tomatoes
Crawfish remoulade – pickled cipollini onions – black-eyed peas ($10)
Shaved Ham and Artisanal Cheese Board
Chef’s choice of charcuterie with
selections from Orrman’s cheese shop ($15)
New Orleans Style Mussels
Crawfish – Andouille sausage – corn – potatoes – roasted garlic ($9)
Corn milk – house-cured pancetta – parsley pesto ($12)
Praline Braised Bacon
Bosc pear – mint – pickled ciopollini onions ($9)
Arugula and Blackberry Salad
Balsamic macerated blackberries – walnut-crusted goat cheese ($9)
Cap of Ribeye a la Plancha
Arugula – asparagus and red pepper salad – honesmeji mushrooms – truffle and parmesan steak fries ($32)
Lobster + English Pea Linguini
Lobster knuckles – English peas – house semolina pasta ($24)
Grilled 1/2 Chicken
Community Coffee barbeque sauce – roasted vegetables – “street” corn ($24)
Wood Oven Roasted Grouper
Roasted fingerling potato – heirloom tomato – French beans – olives – ravigote vinaigrette ($26)
Lamb Loin + Braised Belly
Roasted cherry tomato – fava bean – pickled ramps tabbouleh mint – yogurt ($28)
Cedar Planked Salmon
House cured bacon – fava beans – corn and honesmeji mushrooms ($24)
WHERE: e2 emeril’s eatery 135 Levine Avenue of the Arts, Suite 100 Charlotte, NC 28202 Complimentary Valet Parking for Dinner
About e2 emeril’s eatery: e2 emeril’s eatery, conveniently located on Levine Avenue of the Arts in Uptown Charlotte, offers complimentary valet parking for dinner Monday-Saturday beginning at 5 p.m. Dinner is served Monday to Thursday from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. and until 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday. For more information on e2 emeril’s eatery, please visit www.emerilsrestaurants.com/e2-emerils-eatery. Reservations can be made online or by calling (704) 414-4787.