Dena Marino's MC Kitchen opens today

 

Modern Italian restaurant opens today after six-month renovation in former Fratelli Lyon space

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By Lesley Abravanel | Lank@aol.com

At last, Dena Marino's highly anticipated MC Kitchen opens today. Marino and partner Brandy Coletta are also working on the 2013 opening of Mercato, an Italian grocery.  Highlights of the restaurant's modern Italian menu include stone-oven made Heritage Breed Poulet Rouge with asparagus, wild mushroom and an over easy farm egg; Piadena, an organic wheat-baked flatbread topped with various salads; house made ingredients including air-cured meats such as duck proscuitto and bresaola; house-preserved Meyer lemons and olives; nine hand-rolled pastas; fresh pulled, house made mozzarella and Marino's own label of USDA Organic, Tuscan Extra Virgin Olive Oil. This is the first restaurant that Marino, who spent three years working under Michael Chiarello, will open and operate outside of Colorado, where she rose to acclaim with D19, Ellina and Ajax Tavern.

ANTIPASTI

Stone Oven Rosemary Pizetta

roasted garlic, cambozola cheese,

mc kitchen super tuscan extra virgin olive oil

10

Whipped Roasted Squash Filled Buratta Cheese

arugula, toasted seeds, saba vinaigrette

15

Honeycomb Tripe Fritti

calabrian chili salsa di pomodoro

12

Artichoke Heart Bruschetta

farm poached egg, shaved truffles,

creamy parmigiano fonduta

24

Halibut Crudo

hearts of palm, celery, shaved baby artichokes,

lemon oil, maldon sea salt

15

Stone Oven Roasted Octopus

nero risotto forma, pancetta-sherry vinaigrette

17

Chilled Florida Stone Crab

farro, sprouts, fennel salad,

lemon-lime broken vinaigrette

21

Oven Roasted Head On Langostines

creamy polenta, serrano chili, garlic, basil, orange zest

18

 

ZUPPA

Ribollita “Tuscan” Bread Soup

vegetables, kale, white beans, rustic torn croutons,

grana padano, unfiltered extra virgin olive oil

8

 

INSALATA

Pickled Enoki Mushrooms

breasola, oven dried tomatoes, ricotta salata

14

Caesar ‘Cardini’

romaine, creamy garlic dressing, rustic torn croutons,

white anchovies

11

MC Blend Field Greens

candied pecans, cambozola cheese, pears,

cranberry vinaigrette

10

 

PESCE

Line Caught Fish Of The Day

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Mango Herbed Glazed Whole Fish

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Pan Seared Halibut

meyer lemon whipped potatoes,

parma prosciutto-wrapped asparagus, demi glace

34

Quick Braised Florida Grouper

calabrese sausage, broccoli rabe,

new england clam sauce

32

PASTE

Parmigiano Reggiano Gnudi

vine ripened tomato sauce, basil spuma

15

Trofie with Garden Herb Pesto

basil, oregano, pine nuts

14

Roasted Pear and Cheese Fiocchi

robiola, grana padano, ricotta,

talleggio, white truffle cream

18

Bucatini Alla Carbonara

63 degree farm egg, black pepper,

creamy parmagiano sauce, guanciale powder

18

Spaghetti with Sautéed Florida Prawns

tomato conserva arribiatta

23

Oven Baked Spinach Lasagna

creamy béchamel, house made fennel sausage

16

Pumpkin Torteloni

braised florida rabbit ragu, tuscan cabbage,

house made ricotta, balsamic drizzle

23

Garganelli Bolognese

ground veal, venison, pork, porcini mushrooms

18

Heirloom Whole Grain Rosso Risotto

green swiss chard, wild mushrooms,

jumbo sea scallops

26

 

CARNE

Heritage Breed Poulet Rouge

jumbo asparagus, wild mushrooms,

over easy farm egg

29

Tennessee Honey-Glazed Pork Chop

cecci puree, caramelized brussels sprouts,

bacon-apple hash

32

Colorado Rack of Lamb

smoked mixed lentils, apple butter,

zucchini flower

36

All Natural N.Y. Strip Steak

rosemary steak fries, bone marrow steak sauce

34

All Natural Grilled Bone-in Porterhouse

salsa verde, unfiltered extra virgin olive oil, roasted lemon

46

 

CONTORNI

meyer lemon whipped potatoes

rosemary steak fries

smoked mixed lentils

sautéed garlic spinach

wild mushrooms

parma prosciutto wrapped asparagus

meyer lemon whipped potatoes

rosso risotto

brussel sprouts bacon apple hash

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