Lantern

Lantern is a marriage of Asian flavors and North Carolina ingredients sourced mainly from local farms and fisheries. It has been named one of “America’s Top 50 Restaurants” and “best farm-to-table restaurants” by Gourmet Magazine, as one of “America’s 50 Most Amazing Wine Experiences” by Food & Wine and as “Restaurant of the Year” in 2009 by The News & Observer.

 

APPETIZERS

SALT and PEPPER SHRIMP
fried jalapeños, coriander

PORK & CHIVE DUMPLINGS
whey fed pork, garlic chives

SQUASH SALAD
red lentils, saffron, dates, local paneer

ENTREES

JAPANESE STEAKHOUSE-STYLE STEAK
local grass-fed NY strip steak, crispy spinach, ponzu sauce, warm green tea sushi rice

SPICY LEMONGRASS TOFU
pan-fried with rice vermicelli, oyster mushrooms, basil, garlic, crispy shallots, roasted peanuts, local pea greens

CRISPY WILD NC CATFISH CHÂ CÁ LA VONG
hot chile, fresh turmeric, dill, fried shallots, roasted peanuts, spicy heirloom carrot salad, jasmine rice

DESSERTS

WARM SPICED GINGERBREAD
local ginger ice cream

ROASTED BANANA ICE CREAM SUNDAE
caramel, soft cream, NC peanut brittle

HOT CHOCOLATE CAKE
NC pecan brittle ice cream

W Franklin St 423
Chapel Hill 27516 NC US
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