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Rustico

827 Slaters Lane
Alexandria, VA 22314
www.rusticorestaurant.com

DELIVERY: No   TAKEOUT: Yes

 

Soups
Chilled Summer Tomato$5.00
Chilled Cucumber Mint$5.00
Seasonal Soup$5.00
Soup Trio$9.00
Salads
Mixed Baby Romaines$7.00
with roasted cherries, filberts and Hudson Valley Camembert crostini
Summer Melon & Virginia Country Ham$7.00
with rocket & Banyuls- melon dressing
Butter Lettuce Wedge$7.00
with Framboise beer marinated red onion and icebox buttermilk dressing
Pizzas
Basil & Fresh Mozzarella$10.00
Summer tomatoes
Italian Sausage (or) Pepperoni$11.00
Housemade sausage, a peck of pickled peppers, mozzarella & smoked tomato sauce
Roasted Mushroom$10.00
Summer spinach & goat cheese
Duck Bacon & Cracklins$12.00
Grilled onions & brie
Summer Pie$13.00
Green & yellow squash, marinated tomatoes, pressed ricotta and marjoram
White$10.00
Provolone, Thomasville Tomme, mozzarella & garden herbs
Framani Toscana Salami$13.00
Marinated anchovies & olives
Gulf Shrimp$16.00
Garlic confit, tomatoes, fontina & tarragon butter
Lunch
Grilled Cheese$11.00
Edward's country ham with aged cheddar, balsamic onions and spinach with strawberries
Chicken Fried Pork Belly "BLT"$10.00
With crispy greens, red tomatoes, and 25-year-old balsamic
Wood Grilled Burger with Vermont Cheddar$12.00
10-ounce chuck on a sweet potato roll, sour pickle, smoked tomato ketchup, malted fries
Ultra-Rare Atlantic Yellowfin Tuna "Gyro"$14.00
Housemade pita, cucumber yogurt & plum tomatoes
Pot Pie$11.00
Fire-roasted chicken, Allagash Trippel and traditional veggies
Market Fishmarket price
With ginger-andouille gremolata and Northern Neck creamed corn
Thai Rotisserie Freebird Farms Chicken Salad$13.00
Crispy wontons, cabbage, cucumbers & chili-lime dressing
Cast Iron Frittata$10.00
Housemade pan bread
Wood Grilled Pineland Farms Hanger Steak$15.00
With herbed Idaho potato and Bernaise relish
Rustico Mac & Cheese$10.00
Pancetta, wild mushrooms, English peas & Parmesiano-reggiano
Soups
Chilled Summer Tomato$5.00
Chilled Cucumber Mint$5.00
Seasonal Soup$5.00
Soup Trio$9.00
Salads
Mixed Baby Romaines$7.00
with roasted cherries, filberts and Hudson Valley Camembert crostini
Summer Melon & Virginia Country Ham$7.00
with rocket & Banyuls- melon dressing
Butter Lettuce Wedge$7.00
with Framboise beer marinated red onion and icebox buttermilk dressing
Appetizers
Chicken Liver Terrine "Club"$9.00
with bacon crisps, walnut raisin toast and apricots
Goat Cheese & Duck Trap Smoked Salmon Terrine$11.00
with pickled ramps & crispy leeks
Mosaics
The Mosaic trio menu is a collaboration between our chef and beer guru designed to showcase and celebrate the unique union of seasonal foods, beers and flavors of Rustico. Perfect for sharing and pairing as a table, each trio of small plates will also serve nicely as a light meal for one. All Mosaic menu items are also available individually.
Each Mosaic trio is expertly paired to an optional flight of three 4-ounce artisanal beers.
Wellingtons with Ramp-Mushrooms Duxelles$15.00 - trio; $6.00 - each
Veal meatloaf, lamb meatloaf, gulf shrimp
Wellingtons Beer Pairing$8.00
DeKonick, Gouden Carolus D'Or, Eggenberg Pils
Soups$9.00 - trio; $5.00- each
Asparagus with cured lemon clabber cream; Grafton cheddar & ale; Tonight's Finest
Soups Beer Pairing$7.00
Spaten Franziskaner, Wolaver's Brown Ale, Director's choice
Croquettes$13.00 - trio; $6.00 - each
Oyster with Northern Neck Virginia corn; Buffalo Chicken with peppers & Bailey Hazen blue cheese; Summer squash, stewed tomatoes, & basil-garlic mayonnaise
Croquettes Beer Pairing$7.00
Saison Dupont, Stone Pale Ale, Spaten Franziskaner
Pot Pies$15.00 - trio; $6.00 - each
Beef Shank with Bluegrass Bourbon Barrel Stout; Wild mushroom with Maredsous 8 Belgian Dubbel; Fire roasted chicken with Weihenstephaner Dunkel Weizen
Pot Pies Beer Pairing$8.00
Bluegrass Bourbon Barrel Stout, Maredsous 8, Weihenstephaner Dunkel Weizen
Air-Dried Beef$15.00 - trio; $6.00 - each
with Vermont Butter, Cheese fromage blanc, baby arugula; with Black Mission fig and 25 year old balsamic; with Butter greens and toasted coriander
Air-Dried Beef Beer Pairing$8.00
Harviestoun Bitter and Twisted, Guinness Stout, Firestone Double Barrel Amber
Big Eye Tuna$18.00 - trio; $8.00 - each
Carpaccio, rosemary sea salt, citrus-brown butter jam and cilantro; Tartare, poblano pesto, cucumber, lemon cream and red onions; Grilled rare, hearth roasted tomatoes and olives
Big Eye Tuna Beer Pairing$8.00
Celis White, Avery IPA, Brooklyn Lager
Pork$15.00 - trio; $6.00 - each
Edwards Tender Ham and 18 month Bandage Cheddar grilled cheese; Nora Mills grits and fried pork belly grillades; Crispy pig trotters with garlicky mashed potatoes
Pork Beer Pairing$8.00
Bell's Two Hearted Ale, Bluegrass Bourbon Barrel Stout, Unibroue Maudite
Stuffed Piquillo Peppers$15.00 - trio; $6.00 - each
Quinoa, feta & marjoram; Smoked salmon & chive cream cheese with egg relish; Housemade lamb sausage & fennel
Stuffed Piquillo Peppers Beer Pairing$8.00
Ettaler Curator, Allagash Tripel, Kostritzer
Duck$17.00 - trio; $7.00 - each
Confit with pea tendrils and pickled rhubarb; Foie spring roll with strawberry balsamic; "Ham I Am" with favas and elderflower
Duck Beer Pairing$8.00
Gouden Carolus Grand Cru, St. Louis Framboise, Victory Hop Wallop
Sausages with Bread Crisps$15.00 - trio; $6.00 - each
Garlic with sauerkraut; Chicken and raisin with green grape jus; Crawfish with gumbo of baby squash
Sausages Beer Pairing$8.00
Bell's Two Hearted Ale, Gouden Carolus Grand Cru, Heavy Seas Small Craft Warning
Mac & Cheese$18.00 - trio; $8.00 - each
Lobster & brandy cream with pennette; House cured pancetta and peas with elbows; Shiitake and sherry with cavatelli
Mac & Cheese Beer Pairing$8.00
Brooklyn Lager, Delirium Tremens, Maredsous 8
Pizzas
Basil & Fresh Mozzarella$12.00
Summer tomatoes
Italian Sausage (or) Pepperoni$14.00
Housemade sausage, a peck of pickled peppers, mozzarella & smoked tomato sauce
Roasted Mushroom$13.00
Summer spinach & goat cheese
Duck Bacon & Cracklins$14.00
Grilled onions & brie
Summer Pie$13.00
Green & yellow squash, marinated tomatoes, pressed ricotta and marjoram
White$12.00
Provolone, Thomasville Tomme, mozzarella & garden herbs
Framani Toscana Salami$14.00
Marinated anchovies & olives
Gulf Shrimp$16.00
Garlic confit, tomatoes, fontina & tarragon butter
Dinner
Tonight's Market Fishmarket price
With ginger-andouille gremolata and Northern Neck creamed corn
Prince Edward Island Mussels$15.00
With rice noodles and Madras curry broth
Ragout of Deep Dish Braised Berkshire Pork Shoulder$16.00
With pappardelle and asiago cheese
Free Bird Fried Chicken$16.00
With pea tendrils, fresh beans and Virginia summer thistle honey butter
Wood Grilled Burger with Vermont Cheddar$12.00
10-ounce chuck on a sweet potato roll, sour pickle, smoked tomato ketchup and malted fries
Pineland Farms NY Strip Steak$24.00
With mushroom gravy & quick pickles

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