Charlotte, NC, March 31, 2014 – Spring is the season of renewal, and e2 emeril’s eatery is taking its cues from Mother Nature. The restaurant, known for its New Orleans-inspired American cuisine, has new lunch and dinner menu offerings that highlight the season’s freshest flavors.
Chef and owner Emeril Lagasse and chef de cuisine Brian Mottola collaborated to craft new menu items that focus on Lagasse’s signature “New New Orleans” cuisine—but with a Carolinas accent.
“We’re always looking for new sources of inspiration,” said Chef Mottola. “We’re excited to introduce our latest menu items to guests, and we think there are a few that are destined to become new classics.”
Some new dishes pay culinary homage to Lagasse’s Cajun roots. The grilled half chicken ($24), for instance, is seasoned with New Orleans’ Community Coffee barbeque sauce along with roasted vegetables and “street” corn.
The e2 Caesar salad ($7) is an unusual and tasty take on the traditional version. Kale substitutes for Romaine lettuce. Shaved carrots and broccoli add color; whole wheat croutons and shaved Parmesan are a nod to the original. However, not everything has changed.
“Some menu items are so tried and true that we’d never take them off the menu,” said Chef Mottola. For instance, guests will still find such favorites as Emeril’s New Orleans Style Gumbo of the Day, Emeril’s New Orleans Barbecued Shrimp and Emeril’s Banana Cream Pie on the lunch and dinner menus.
A few of the new starters, entrees and desserts on the dinner menu include:
Praline Braised Bacon
bosc pear, mint and pickled ciopollini onions ($9)
Housemade Boudin Cake and Andouille Sausage
black-eyed peas, peppadew and caramelized onion ($7)
Grilled Filet Mignon
cedar-planked broccoli, house potato and Emeril’s worcestershire ($30)
Grilled 1/2 Chicken
community coffee barbeque sauce, roasted vegetables and “street” corn ($24)
Wood Oven Roasted Grouper
sauce piquante, icy blue mussels, black carolina rice and herb pesto ($26)
New Bedford Scallops
saffron risotto, chorizo, roasted red peppers, pea shoots and crispy chicken skin ($26)
Key Lime Pie
toasted marshmallow, coconut cream and graham cracker crust ($8)
Warm Pecan Tart
milk chocolate ice cream, chocolate fudge and sea salt ($8)
cornmeal crust, lemon mascarpone ice cream and blueberry preserves ($6)
Sweet Potato + Chocolate Chip Cheesecake
chocolate chip cookie crust, coconut and pecan caramel, and citrus ($8)
WHERE: e2 emeril’s eatery
135 Levine Avenue of the Arts, Suite 100
Charlotte, NC 28202
Complimentary Valet Parking for Dinner
About e2 emeril’s eatery
e2 emeril’s eatery, conveniently located on Levine Avenue of the Arts in Uptown Charlotte, offers complimentary valet parking for dinner Monday-Saturday beginning at 5 p.m. Dinner is served Monday to Thursday from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. and until 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday. For more information on e2 emeril’s eatery, please visit http://www.emerilsrestaurants.com/e2-emerils-eatery
Reservations can be made online or by calling (704) 414-4787.
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