Jack the Horse Tavern Turns 5 with Special Tasting Menu

Hard to believe it’s been 5 years since Jack the Horse Tavern opened at the corner of Cranberry and Hicks. On June 17th and 18th they’ll be celebrating with a special 5 course tasting menu, which plays like chef/owner Tim Oltman’s Greatest Hits.

The special is $67/person (with wine pairing $84/person). For Reservations 718-852-5084. Here’s the full menu:

Watermelon Soup
Elderflower Cordial, Honeydew Melon,
Mint, New York State Riesling
Chenin Blanc, Domaine Sylvain Gaudron, 2008, Vouvray

Braised Bacon
Smoked Pork Belly, Balsamic Poached Figs,
Mencia, Luna Beberide, Bierzo, 2009, Spain

Chilled Poached Halibut
Lemongrass, Thai Chilis, Almonds,
Boston Lettuce
Chardonnay, Onabay Striper White, NV, North Fork

Diver Scallops
Ricotta Pasta, Sundried Tomato,
Capers, Grilled Runner Beans
Côtes du Rhône, Château du Trignon, 2007, France

Slow Braised Shortrib
Chanterelles, Brussels Sprout Leaves, Potato Croquette
Zinfandel, Seghesio, 2008, Sonoma County, CA


Rum Pineapple Cake
Pineapple Crisps, Rum Caramel, Crème Fraiche

BHB photo by C. Scales

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  • Karl Junkersfeld

    Looks like a no brainer to get it with the wine pairing. For an extra $17 you get several glasses of different wines. I don’t drink but I just may have to start.

  • Yorick

    Watermelon soup! Cold dang!

  • Heightsman

    Let’s be honest. You can’t beat this place. It is so welcome to find a chef who cares.