The Tasty Dug-Out

Modern Zemblan Cuisine

 

Inspired by my years in Onhava following the fall of the Soviet Union—by day working to restore the House of Botkin to the Throne of Zembla…and by night hunting the sea-marshes for the rare Crepuscular Bog Orchid, waiting for first dawn to pluck its prized fragrant dark bloom—I proudly bring to you imaginative tastes from the Estoty and Tartary Cuisines of Zembla, as well as exotic ethnic flavors from its elusive

Crypto-Hebraic minority.                                                                                                             

Relax. Indulge. Enjoy!

 

ZAKUSKI

Mediterranean Olives    - 3
Dark Ryes with Honeyed Goat Cheese, Roasted Red Peppers - 6
Vine-Tomatoes, Roasted Red Peppers, Red Onions, Hot Chili Peppers  - 6

 

KHARCHO?...VOT CHO!
ХАРЧО «ВОТ ЧО»

Tartary Lamb “Plov” With Uqbari Plums In a Fragrant Lamb Broth with Barberries, Walnuts and Spicy Adjika

"Small" - 8   Large - 12

 

"TASTY DUG-OUTS"
(KHACHAPOURI)
Shaped after the traditional Budarka of the indigenous Nenets and baked over a pale fire…
These “Dug-Outs” are tasty indeed!

Classic—Adjari-Style With Brined Cheese Blend, Runny Egg, Marigold-Dust Butter and Fragrant, Spicy Adjika      - 11
Khan—The “Classic” PLUS Steak Tartare                                                                                                                            - 17
Tsarina's Delight—The “Classic” PLUS Smoked Salmon, Salmon Caviar, Cream Cheese, Red Onion and Dill         - 17
The Enchanted Woodsman—The “Classic” PLUS Roasted Wild Mushrooms, Garlic and Herbs                               - 15

 
SHAKSHOOKAH "DUG-OUTS"
The Classic Brined-Cheese Dug-Outs” Filled with Spicy Tomato Sauce with a Runny Egg Baked-in

 Shakshookah—A Runny Egg Baked in Spicy Cumin-Garlic-Olive Tomato Sauce, Marigold Butter, Spicy Adjika    - 12
Egoz”—SHAKSHOOKAH PLUS Artichoke Hearts, Red Peppers and Hazelnut Dukkah                                               - 14


PIZZA "DUG-OUTS"

Sweet, Buttery Dug-Out Dough with Crushed San Marzano Tomatoes


                    MARGARITA BEZDOMNIY - Fresh Mozzarella, Runny Egg, Fontina, Crushed San Marzano Tomatoes and Fresh Basil  - 12

PEPPERONI - Fresh Mozzarella, Runny Egg, Fontina, Crushed San Marzano Tomatoes and Fresh Basil        - 14
   PROSCIUTTO - Fresh Mozzarella, Runny Egg, Fontina, Crushed San Marzano Tomatoes and Fresh Basil       - 16

STEAK FRITES

STRIP-CUT TOP SIRLOIN WITH HOTEL BUTTER

Served with a Thick-Cut Fries and a Vine Tomato-Red Onion Salad

19.99 


THE FIRE-CHICKEN

Twin All-Natural Chicken Breasts with Pomegranate-Chili Essence

Marinated in Crushed Marigold and "Mountain" Spices

Served with Thick-Cut Fries and a Vine Tomato-Red Onion Salad

16.99


 

 

**CONSUMING RAW OR UNDERCOOKED MEATS, SEAFOOD, POLTRY OR EGGS MAY INCREASE YOUR RISK OF FOOD BORNE ILLNESS**