Alison Two Now Open For Lunch, Dinner

Alison two is now fully open, for both lunch and dinner, and the new menu is being entered into our system as this is being typed. We’re pretty eager to hear about experiences there / read reviews / go try it out for ourselves, because the menu looks incredibly eclectic (it’s based on Alison Barshak’s global travels) and interesting, and because of the reputation carrying over from Alison at Blue Bell, of course.

What’s on the dinner menu, for example? Take a look at the dinner menu after the jump!

Neck Pumpkin Soup, 5 Spice Roasted Shrimp & Chervil Creme Fraiche
Charmoula Rubbed Lamb Loin Chop, Cucumber Mint Relish, Chick Pea Puree
Chopped Salad, Romaine Lettuce, Maytag Blue Cheese, Poached Egg, Organic Baby Carrots, Tomato, Asparagus, Grilled Herb Toast
Roasted Wild Mushrooms, N.C. Heirloom Grits, Aged Sonoma Jack Cheese, Sherry Reduction
Lump Crab Cake, Green Mango Salad, Madras Curry Vinaigrette
Hearts of Romaine, Lemon Anchovy Vinaigrette, Prosciutto, Roasted Garlic and Artichoke Toast
Roasted Chioggia & Golden Beets, Goat Cheese Bavarian, Arugula, Walnut Vinaigrette
Fried Oysters, Rajas, Tomato Chipotle Sauce, Mizuna
Ginger Fried Squid, Mango Slaw, Wasabi Drizzle
Mussels, Cured Chorizo, Caramelized Onion, Piment d’ Espelette, Rioja Broth

Dinner Menu

Halibut, Celery Root & Blue Bay Mussel Risotto, Celery Heart Salad, Saffron Broth
Skate Wing, Cauliflower Puree, Shaved Fennel and Radish, Cardamom Vinaigrette, Roasted Lemon
Sheep Head Snapper, Smoked Cipollini Onion, Roasted Fingerling Potato & Spiced Shallot Veloute
Grilled Tuna Cha Ca Style, Toasted Turmeric, Dill & Ginger Broth, Rice Noodle Salad, Peanuts
Whole Steamed Fish, Ginger, Lemongrass & Scallion, Baby Bok Choy, Toasted Garlic Jus
Hanger Steak, Potato Frites “Boulangere” Cherry Tomato “Chili,” Veal Reduction
Roasted Chicken Breast, Preserved Lemon, Carmelized Brussels Sprouts and Pearl Onion, Salsify Puree, Cider Reduction
Sea Scallops, House Made Gnocchi, Mushrooms, Truffled Mushroom Sauce
Painted Hills Ribeye, Potato Gratin, Stewed Onion, Blue Cheese Fritters & Cabernet Reduction
Braised Pork Cheeks Al Pastor, Pineapple, Onion, Cilantro and Lime, Crisp Corn Tortilla
Tandoor Monkfish, Yogurt-Marinated, Lentils, Mizuna, Wheat Naan Bread, Ginger & Cilantro Chutney

Unlike Alison at Blue Bell, Alison two is not a BYOB. Before you get too sad though, the freedom to bring your own bottle of wine has been supplanted with a truly terrific looking bar and cocktail menu (it has a mix of both classic and original cocktails), so hurray to that.

Alison Two Now Open For Lunch, Dinner