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Offspring of 'Inoteca and NOFX, Thistle Hill Tavern, Now Open

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[Horine, 5/7/10]

Thistle Hill Tavern, a new restaurant owned and operated by David Massoni (an 'inoteca alum), John Bush (Niagara Bar), Chef Rebecca Weitzman (another 'inoteca alum) and Mike "Fat Mike" Burkett of NOFX (!), opened over the weekend in Park Slope. Now serving just dinner—breakfast, lunch, and the launch of the outdoor seating area are to come—the breezy, casual cafe and restaurant focuses on Mediterranean flavors and, of course, "locally sourced, seasonal produce, dairy and meat, and sustainable seafood." The extensive menu (below) features a slew of vegetarian options along with the obligatory pork belly, burgers, grass fed ribeye, and a breakfast for dinner entree with pancakes, eggs, sausage, and syrup. Check out what's on offer below and send early impressions this way.

SALADS

SPRING LETTUCES
fresh herbs, dove song dairy goat cheese,
citrus dressing
10

ROASTED RED BEETS
watercress, pistachios, warm blue cheese
croutons, yellow beet vinaigrette
11

CHOPPED ROMAINE
parsley, lemon, parmesan, garlic roasted
flatbread
10

SHAVED MARKET SALAD
radishes, beets, carrots, kale, apples,
sunflower seeds, herb vinaigrette
12

DINNER

PAN SEARED RICOTTA GNOCCHI
spring peas, almonds, mint
14

GRILLED OCTOPUS
soft polenta, olives, baby artichokes, charred lemons
15

WILD BLUE MUSSELS
hot cherry peppers, celery, Brooklyn Brewery Pennant Ale, grilled bread
14

ZUCCHINI GRATIN
tomato, olives, pine nuts, toasted garlic, basil, feta, bread crumbs
13

GRILLED FLATBREAD
trumpet mushrooms, parmesan, arugula, black truffle
14

DUCK LEG CONFIT
warm spinach, marcona almonds, medjool dates, spanish blue cheese,
aged sherry vinegar
16

MILK- BRAISED PORK BELLY
fava beans, mushrooms, pickled ramps
15

"BREAKFAST"
house-made sausage, pancake, farm fresh egg, peppered maple syrup
15

MAINE DIVER SCALLOPS
baby carrots, wilted ramps, crispy bacon, sorrel pesto
19

DAILY MARKET SEAFOOD
chosen from the sustainability list & served with market accompaniments
MP

VEGAN BURGER
house-made pickles & ketchup, potato roll, fried fennel
11

FAT MIKE BURGER
house-ground, grass-fed beef, potato roll, salt & pepper french fries
add cheese and/or bacon: $2
13

ROASTED LEG OF LAMB
cracked wheat, charred eggplant & feta, arugula, smoked tomato vinaigrette
18

GRILLED GRASS-FED BEEF RIBEYE
red bliss potato cake, roasted asparagus, horseradish pan sauce
24

SNACKS & SIDES

SPICED NUTS & SEEDS 6
OLIVES 6
FRIED FENNEL 4
GREEN PEA FALAFEL 5
SALT & PEPPER FRENCH FRIES 4
GRILLED ASPARAGUS
mustard herb aioli
5
HOUSE MADE PICKLES
regular or spicy!
5
CHARRED KALE 5
ZUCCHINI PANCAKES 5
SOUP 7

CHEESE

VALDEON- blue, pasteurized cow, Spain
JACQUIN CROTTIN- aged goat, France
KUNICK- goat, cow, NJ
NANCYS HUDSON VALLEY CAMEMBERT-
sheep, cow, NY
CREMONT- cow, goat, VT
5-SPOKE REDMOND TUMBLEWEED- cow, NY
PARMIGGIANO REGGIANO- cow, Italy
ROCHETTA- cow, sheep, goat, Italy
ABBAYE DE BELLOC- sheep, France
BOULE PERIGORD- goat, France

1PC $5 3PC $13 5PC $17

Thistle Hill Tavern

441 Seventh Ave., Brooklyn, NY

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