Sinema New Summer Offerings + a giveaway!
2600 Franklin Pike
Nashville, TN 37204
Sinema Market Menu
It’s no secret that one of my favorite restaurants in town is Sinema. I love their dinner, I love their brunch, I love their staircase, I love their cocktails, I love their lounge. Heck, I even love the ladies room. They’re always introducing something new and interesting, so there’s never a dull moment.
Which leads me to why I’m here today. Sinema’s Chef Dale Levitski has partnered with several Tennessee farmers and purveyors to utilize the bounty of seasonal ingredients with a weekly Market Menu, a 3-course fixed meal offered at one price ($39-45 per person depending on the menu). Wine pairings are also available for an additional $20 per person. The menus that have been served so far look delicious. See for yourself:
1st: Ceviche – salmon, fried okra, tomatoes, peaches, wasabi creme fraiche
2nd: Duck- smoked and seared duck breast, herbed farro, sweet pea smash, ras el hanout
3rd: Peaches & Cream Puff – peaches, blueberries, white chocolate, chantilly
1st: Skirt Steak Salad – Skirt Steak, Tomatoes, Peaches, Hibiscus Vinaigrette, Asian Pickle, Radish
2nd: Shrimp Primavera – Shrimp Scampi, Ramp Pesto, Zucchini & Squash Ribbons, Asparagus, Green & White Eggplant, Oven Goat Cheese
3rd: Sweet Potato S’mores – Sweet Potato Pie, Toasted Marshmallows, Milk Chocolate, Cherries
Farms and purveyors used in the Market Menu include: Fresh & Local Nashville, Delvin Farms, Hill and Hollow Farms, Bloomsbury Farms, Fisher Orchards, The Country Barn, Hopkins Farm, Hughes Farm, Green Door Gourmet, Greener Roots, CC Gardens and Tomato Tomato.
This special runs in Sinema’s dining room every Monday – Thursday, so be sure to get in there one weeknight soon to check it out!
Punch & Swizzle
Did I mention I love their cocktails and their lounge? I thought so.
In addition to the Market Menu, Sinema has also just introduced Punch & Swizzle! Running every Wednesday all summer, open to close, Punch & Swizzle features $6 cocktails with seasonal flavors ideal for escaping the brutal heat and humidity of our Southern summer.
Not just a cute name for the series, punch and swizzle are actually types of drinks that both predate the cocktail. A little history lesson for you: “Swizzle is an island cocktail that originated in the Caribbean, made popular by the famous Trader Vic. The ingredients are combined with an abundance of crushed ice and blended with a swizzle stick. Punches were created by British settlers in the 17th century as they found exotic ingredients during their travels, like rum, citrus and spices.” Pretty cool, huh?
Here’s a sample Punch & Swizzle menu for you:
Punch of the Day – A fresh, seasonal surprise
Revere the Punch – Plantation Rum, Olorosso Sherry, House Falernum, Tropical Rooibos Tea, Lime
Rock Island Park Swizzle – Eldorado 5, Grilled Pineapple, Mint, Lime, House Falernum Absinthe, Peychauds Bitters
The Old Man And The Sea – Broker’s Gin, Eldorado 12, Lime, 5 Spice Island Syrup, Spiced Cherry Bitters
Kissed From a Rose – Gosling Black Seal, Hibiscus, Lemon, Ginger Syrup, Pimento Bitters
The Winner is….
#11 Anna Owen
Now for the most exciting part of this post — I’ve got a giveaway for you! One lucky reader will win a $50 gift card to Sinema that you can use for the Market Menu or Punch & Swizzle!
To enter, all you have to do is this:
1. Leave a comment telling me how you think you’ll spend the $50. Will you check out the new Market Menu for dinner? Or will you grab a friend and head to the lounge to get your drink on at Punch & Swizzle?
For up to 2 additional entries, you can do either or both of the following. Note: You must leave a separate comment for each optional entry.
2. Follow me on Twitter (@betheats) and tweet “Introducing Market Menu and Punch & Swizzle! Enter to win a @sinemanashville $50 gift card from @betheats! http://bit.ly/1HS1mz9”, then leave a comment telling me you’ve done so.
3. Like Sinema on Facebook and come back and tell me you did so (or just tell me you already do if that’s the case!)
Contest ends on Friday, August 21st at Noon CT. Once the winner is chosen, I’ll make contact via email and post the name here on the blog. If they don’t respond within 48 hours, I’ll be forced to choose another, so be sure to check your email!