Chef Ashley Quick has joined the team at Flyte World Dining & Wine, where he has been polishing the menu with chef Jen Franzen and pastry chef Erica Waksmunski for the past month. Quick brings a global résumé to the Eighth Avenue eatery, including stints at The Fat Duck in England, Clio in Boston and Bouchon in Napa.
Most recently, Quick was executive chef at Bistro 360. He has also worked with chef Tyler Brown at the Hermitage Hotel's Capitol Grille and at the exquisite but short-lived Andrew Chadwick's at Rutledge Hill.
Quick and Franzen will roll out a new fall menu on Sept. 22. In the meantime, the current menu reflects early input from Quick and is available after the jump.
FLYTE SUMMER MENU
Updated August 28, 2009.
(menu varies slightly day-to-day)
tomato corn salad, jalapeno gastrique...9
blue cornmeal cakes, peach ginger compote...9
celery root puree, apple butter, fumet...10
Panko Dusted Shrimp
calypso bean salad, smoked watermelon vinaigrette...12
Peachs & Cream...6
Bliss Potato & Green Pea
baby spinach, confit grape tomatoes, pancetta, tarragon garlic dressing...9
baby romaine, olive & orange relish, sweet spicy almonds, sherry lavender vinaigrette...9
Tostones & Mango
baby greens, avocado stuffed tostones, mango lime curd, strawberry basil vinaigrette ...10
Berkshire Pork Tenderloin
golden jewel mix, peach and bacon hash, cinnamon gastrique...28
Sake Kasu Halibut
Carolina Gold rice, kale, oyster mushrooms, pickled spring onion, shoyu vinaigrette...29
Wedge Oak Farm's Chicken
sunchokes, baby carrots, roasted tomatoes, and carrot puree...25
Sonoma Duck Breast
huckleberry barbeque sauce, zucchini-carrot cake, mushroom gravy...26
Australian Natural Filet
heirloom tomato panzanella, pole beans, roasted corn, tomato jus...33
Vegetable Pasta "Ribbons"
zucchini, squash, Peruvian lentils, tomato vinaigrette, chard, eggplant meatballs...22
black pepper blondie, cucumber coulis, thyme ice cream...9
dark gianduja, cocoa crumbs, raspberry sorbet, cocoa nib tuile...11
buttermilk, blueberry soup, white peach sorbet, honey tuile...9
orange blossom cake, yogurt sorbet, Sauternes foam, ginger...9
cherry, pistachio, black pepper ice cream...9