Chef Shuffle

Model Adam Senn Gives Film Center Café a Makeover

Photo: John Saponara

Model Adam Senn, who is also a partner in Il Bastardo, now has his hand in a second restaurant. Last week he joined Robert and Enrico Malta and new chef Giuliano Matarese (also of Giuliano and La Carbonara) in redesigning the menu at Hell’s Kitchen standby Film Center Café, with a focus on “well-rounded, home-style cooking.”

Though he’s fit enough that his naked butt famously appeared on a Gucci underwear ad, Senn is also a Texas native whose grandfather owned a catering business, so he knows how to eat. He says that back when he lived above Film Center Café, he would always come down for its quesadillas and apple pie. Though the quesadillas are no longer on the menu, they may come back, and you’ll still find some comfort-food staples: “We added some more high-end foods like a raw bar and an awesome bone marrow, and a truffle pizza that’s out of this world, but I still kept buffalo wings on there so you can just come over and have a beer if you want to.” Senn dodges the issue of whether he’ll bring in Lindsay Lohan (whom he was rumored to be seeing in the recent past) as a date. “That’s such a touchy subject,” he says. “She’s a good friend and she supports anything I do and she’s a fan of my other restaurant.” Fair enough. Here’s the new menu.

Gratinée Onion Soup 7

Steamed Mussels w fries 11

Buffalo Wings 8
blue cheese dip

Crispy Duck Spring Rolls 9
sweet & sour chili sauce

Leeks Au Gratin 9
goat cheese, lemon vinaigrette

Fried Calamari 10
spicy house dipping sauce ‘

Roasted Bone Marrow 12
toasted brioche, salsa verde

Steak Tartare 12
Parmesan toast

Buffalo Mozzarella 13

Ahi Tuna Tartare 13

Film Center Café Salad 9
Endive, watercress, honeyed walnuts
Granny smith apple and Rogue ford

Cobb Salad 10
roast turkey, bacon, eggs, red onions, avocado
tomatoes, blue cheese, cucumber vinaigrette

Chopped Salad 9
Corn, tomatoes, onions, black beans, avocado,
Chihuahua cheese, tortilla strips, goat cheese dressing

Pear Salad 9
arugula, pomegranate, dried figs, pine nuts,
Parmesan cheese, citrus dressing
Caesar Salad 7

Crispy Oyster Salad 11
avocado, citrus, chipotle aioli

Classic Wedge 8
lettuce, bacon, tomatoes, blue cheese

Seared Ahi Tuna 12
red peppers, French beans, steamed potatoes,
onions, hard boiled eggs

ADD chicken 4-shrimp 5-salmon 5-steak 6

Whole Wheat Penne mushrooms, chicken and broccoli rabe 12

Mac and Cheese 12

Fettuccine alla Bolognese 12

Farfalle, salmon, peas brandy cream sauce 12

Parmesan Ravioli vodka sauce 13

Linguine w/ Clams white wine or red sauce 14

Classic Black Angus Burger 11
fries, lettuce and tomato
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Veggie Burger 10
sprouts, guacamole, yam fries

Salmon Burger 11
chives, capers, cucumbers, dill

Turkey Burger 10
fries, lettuce and tomato

Maryland Crab Cake 14
cajun sweet potato fries

Ahi Tuna 14
avocado, tomato, wasabi mayo

Cuban Style Pulled Pork Sandwich 12
homemade coleslaw & bbq sauce

Toppings 1.00 each
bacon, sautéed mushrooms, sautéed onions, American, Swiss, Cheddar, Blue, Mozzarella cheese

Margherita mozzarella, tomato sauce, basil 11

Pepperoni mozzarella, tomato sauce 12

Chicken ricotta, mozzarella, chipotle, tomatoes, onions 12

Sausage mozzarella, peppers, onions, tomatoes, basil 12

Arugula onions, feta cheese, olives, red peppers 12
cucumbers, tomatoes, mozzarella

Mushroom Truffle mozzarella, mixed mushrooms, truffle oil 13

Prosciutto arugula, mozzarella 14

Homestyle Meatloaf 12
mashed potato, gravy

Roasted Turkey 13
stuffing, gravy & mashed pot.

Fried Chicken 13
mashed potatoes

Wild Mushroom Risotto 14
aborio rice

Chicken Roulade 14
prosciutto, mozzarella, spinach

Fish & Chips 14
beer battered hake, tartar sauce

Braised Short Ribs 16
potato truffle cannelloni

Pork Milanese 16
arugula, tomatoes, red onions

Atlantic Salmon 16
lentil salad, dill crème fraiche

Chianti Lamb Shank 17
saffron couscous

Prime Creekstone Hanger Steak & Frites (10oz) 19
choice of : green peppercorn, balsamic, béarnaise, blue cheese

“Double deal” Maine Lobster
(two 1 ¼ lb steamed or broiled lobsters)
new potatoes, corn on the cob, garlic butter

S I D E S 5
Nachos, Onion Rings, Fries, Mashed Potatoes, Creamy Parmesan Spinach
Model Adam Senn Gives Film Center Café a Makeover