Aqua Reinstates Lunch Service With Business in Mind

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In what we’re going to go ahead and call an economic green shoot, Aqua has announced that it’s going to start serving lunch again four days a week after canceling the midday service in January. Tentatively courting the downtown business crowd Monday to Friday, the embattled seafood palace’s new chef Jason Pringle is offering a mixture of new and existing items a la carte, as well as a prix fixe two-item “business lunch” for $27. Starting September 22, the lunch hour will go from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. With any luck, they’ll open it up to weekend fans of seafood bloody Marys before too long. Check out some items from the new menu below.

Sample Appetizers:
Seasonal Oyster with a Trio of Mignonette ($15)
Goat Cheese Ravioli with Duck Confit and Porcini Mushrooms ($17)
Tartare of Ahi Tuna flavored with Moroccan Spice and Lemon Confit ($16)

Sample Entrees:
Albacore Tuna Paillard served with Fresh Vegetables and a Shimigi Vinaigrette ($22)
King Salmon with Sourdough Gnocchi, Cockles and Black Garlic ($25)
Pork Chop with Quince, Swiss Chard and Chanterelle Mushroom ($23)

Sample Business Lunch ($27):
Starter: Veal Terrine with Pickled Cherries, Mustard Fruit and fresh Arugula
Main: Grilled Branzino with Root Vegetables

Aqua Reinstates Lunch Service With Business in Mind