Behind Our Summer Menu – Pier 290

Behind Our Summer Menu

Welcome to your exclusive peek into the heart of our kitchen as we unveil the staple dishes of our Summer 2024 Menu. This year, our culinary team has crafted a selection of dishes that celebrate the vibrant flavors and fresh ingredients of summer. In this blog, you’ll learn about the unique touches that make each dish stand out, insights from our Executive Head Chef, Ken Hnilo, on his personal favorites, and the inspiration behind our menu choices. Join us as we explore the flavors, stories, and passion that bring our summer menu to life!

Seafood Ceviche

Introducing our new Seafood Ceviche appetizer, a refreshing highlight of our summer menu. This dish features Fresh Gulf shrimp, grilled octopus and seasonal fish marinated in Yuzu, offering a unique twist on traditional ceviche. The vibrant mix of cucumber, red onion, tomato, red bell pepper, lime juice, aji amarillo, and cilantro aioli creates the perfect symphony of flavors and textures. Served with our signature 290 tortilla chips, this ceviche stands out from the traditional with its combination of grilled octopus and Yuzu marinade, adding a tangy and citrusy twist to a classic favorite. It’s no wonder this innovative creation is a Chef favorite for its blend of ingredients and refreshing taste, perfect for a summer indulgence.

Burrata Salad

A celebration of summer’s finest ingredients, our Burrata Salad showcases the rich, natural flavors of the season. This dish features luscious Heirloomtomatoes, which are at their peak ripeness, bursting with sweet and tangy notes. Paired with peppery arugula, creamy burrata, and a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil and balsamic vinaigrette, this salad is a harmonious blend of textures and tastes. The Heirloom tomatoes, prized for their vibrant colors and complex flavors, bring a touch of rustic elegance to the plate. Our Burrata Salad is a testament to the beauty of simplicity, allowing the natural flavors of the food to shine through and offeringa refreshing, satisfying experience perfect for warm summer days.

Summer Vegetable Pasta

Our Summer Vegetable Pasta is a playful twist on classic spaghetti, featuring bucatini, a “weird version of spaghetti” that’s fun to eat with its hollow center. This dish is tossed with a medley of seasonal vegetables, including asparagus, spring peas, and heirloom tomatoes, all brought together by the flavors of lemon and garlic. A touch of extra virgin olive oil and a sprinkle of parmesan cheese adds richness and depth. To elevate the dish even further, it’s served with our creamy house-made ricotta and topped with crunchy garlic crumbs for added texture. For those looking to enhance their meal, weoffer the option to add chicken, shrimp, or lobster. This dish is not only a feast for the senses but also captures the essence of fresh, seasonal ingredients in every bite.

8oz Filet and ½ Broiled Lobster Combo

Indulge in the showstopper of our new menu: the 8oz Filet and ½ Broiled Lobster Combo. This surf and turf masterpiece pairs a seared, tender filet mignon with a mouthwatering half broiled lobster. Accompanied by herb-roasted potatoes and fresh asparagus, this dish is a symphony of flavors and textures. The filet is enhanced with a rich red wine sauce, adding depth, while our house-made Gage herb butter melts over the lobster, infusing it with savory goodness. This combination not only showcases the finest ingredients but also exemplifies our commitment to creating memorable dining experiences. Perfect for a special occasion or an indulgent treat, this dish is the pinnacle of our 2024 Summer Menu, offering a delightful balance of land and sea.

As we conclude our journey through the heart of our kitchen and the staple dishes of our Summer 2024 Menu, we invite you to savor the essence of the season with each flavorful bite. With the refreshing twist of our Seafood Ceviche, the rustic elegance of our Burrata Salad, the playful indulgence of our Summer Vegetable Pasta, and the magnificence of our Filet and 1/2 Broiled Lobster Combo, every dish is a testament to our dedication to culinary excellence and passion for creating memorable dining experiences. We hope you join us in celebrating the vibrant flavors, stories, and passion that bring our summer menu to life. Cheers to a season filled with culinary delights and unforgettable moments!