Debuting the 2019 Spring Menu
Every season, but especially the Spring, we get hit with a dose of inspiration. Maybe it’s the weather where the blossoms are blooming, and so is our creativity. Or maybe it’s connecting with our local farmers who inspire us with the fresh Spring seasonal harvest. Or perhaps it’s our team and our collective passion to push past the previous iteration of innovation. It all starts in the kitchen where we gather ingredients and products ready to start the not-so-linear process of creating a new menu.
The switch from the warm and hearty Winter Menu dishes to more cool and vibrant (both visually and palette-wise!) dishes gives us a breath of fresh air. Don’t get me wrong: a nice big confit lamb shank on lentils, beans, and piping hot demi-glace is delicious, but the opportunity to combine cold, hot, sweet, and savory - and mix in some island flavor and culture into our menus – is amazing.
Take for instance our swordfish dish that hits our menu soon. Swordfish is a rich and meaty fish and is one of those ingredients that gives us the flexibility to combine and play with spices and sauces, resulting in a tender, flavor-packed dish. We rub the swordfish with our special jerk spice recipe, and pair it with black rice, coconut, tamarind, dragon fruit, and kiwi for great flavor combinations - and all Spring inspired. Pair it with our fabulous Louis Jadot Unoaked Chardonnay to create the perfect meal! Other top contenders to look out for in our Spring menu are the Lobster Roll, Poached Halibut, and the Lemon Blueberry Cheesecake!
The journey in creating a new menu is more like a community project or a combined movement which is what is so inspiring about what we do here at Oliver Royale. It’s an opportunity to connect or be a part of something greater: to choose and experience ingredients directly from our backyard and to explore cuisines that aren’t always available in our city. You can be sure when you come in to dine or have drinks at Oliver Royale, the ingredients and selections have been carefully planned and thoughtfully sourced to make your experience with us the absolute best!