Last week’s review of Firefly Grille went to press just as chef Kristen Gregory was turning over a new summer menu. I stopped by for lunch today and perused the new list, which includes an Amish tomato—stuffed with smoked salmon, capers, olives, crème fraîche and watercress—and a sandwich of tomatoes, mozzarella, arugula and basil pesto on French bread. Today’s special was a gorgeous plate of coconut curry with grilled shrimp, with a side of julienned pea pods and pink onions sprinkled with white and black sesame seeds.
Don’t miss the tuna tataki salad with slices of seared tuna over mizuna, cabbage, carrots, soba noodles, crisp fried wontons and peanuts, tossed in soy-ginger dressing. The generous and pretty plate offers a medley of tangy and nutty flavors and soft and crunchy textures that makes a light and satisfying meal.
While you’re there, pick up a card that offers a permanent 20-percent discount on lunch. With the card, the tuna tataki salad costs $12.