Sensational New Summer Menu Items at DOWNTOWN Kitchen + Cocktails

July 1, 2013

Just because it’s hot, doesn’t mean you can’t eat cool food. At least not at DOWNTOWN Kitchen + Cocktails DTCwhere Salmon Swims Thru Summer, Shrimp has a Sense of Place and Heirloom Tomatoes Pair with Papparadelle, Pesto, Prosciutto di Parma and Grana Padano.

Right now, the DTK+C gardens outside the restaurant and at the Children’s Museum of Tucson are at their peak. Basil is prolific, tomatoes are ripening, chives are lush, the corn is getting tall, mint is cool and refreshing, chard is leafing out, thyme and sage are fragrant and the flowers are beautiful. Combine the garden produce with a shipment of non-GMO field corn for freshly ground masa, delicious sustainably raised salmon, and succulent shrimp and you have the makings of a scintillating summer menu.

Children's Museum Tucson garden.

Children’s Museum Tucson garden.

To make summer delicious, these summer dishes go on the menu at DOWNTOWN Kitchen + Cocktails on Tuesday, July 2, 2012:

SUGAR SNAP PEA + RICOTTA PANZANELLA w/ CMT chive oil, fresh horseradish, lemon, sea salt

cmt heirloom tomato papparadelle, basil pesto, prosciutto, preserved lemon, black olives, Grana Padano

Salmon swims thru summer with tomatoes, snap peas, creamy polenta, basil, balsamic reduction, EVOO

Shrimp with a sense of place:  shrimp mojo de ajo on Native Seeds/SEARCH freshly ground corn masa, spicy black bean puree, salsa fresca, cholla bud escabeche + queso fresco

SUMMER VEGETABLE DINNER: new potatoes on minted green pea sauce with honey carrots, chard, eggplant, mushrooms, tomatoes, snap peas, preserved lemon EVOO viniagrette + CMT Herbs

How about some Seductive Summer Sippers:

Tucson Lemonade – Bourbon, lemon juice, sage syrup, hibiscus float, rocks

Apricot Cucumber Rum Cooler – muddled fresh apricot and cucumber, honey simple, light rum, oj, soda

Marrakesh Express – spiced rum, brandied cherries, rhubarb bitters, blood orange juice, amaretto, soda water

Children’s Museum of Tucson and Native Seeds/SEARCH Donation with Purchase – In continuation of its long term support of the Children’s Museum of Tucson and Native Seeds/SEARCH, the restaurant will make a donation to these iconic Tucson organizations when guests purchase Shrimp with a Sense of Place  or a  Summer Vegetable Dinner. So that guests are winners too, each diner at the restaurant this summer will be issued a Summer Passport which the restaurant will stamp for free appetizers and entrees. Four stamps = 1 free appetizer, 8 stamps = 1 free entrée.

Reservations are available at 520-623-7700.