What to Eat at the Velvet Room (i.e. the New Asia de Cuba)

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The signature interior, which matches the Redwood Room, remains untouched. Photo: Courtesy of the Clift Hotel

Moving into the Philippe Starck-designed space adjacent to the Redwood Room in the Clift Hotel is Velvet Room, which is already open for business after Jeffery Chodorow yanked Asia de Cuba out of there late last month. Below, the full menu, from chef Ewart Wardhaugh, who as Ms. Tablehopper tells us was previously at Sandy Lane, a luxury resort in St. James, Barbados.

MENU

STARTERS

SWEET PEA SOUP 8
Hand Crafted Fra’mani Salametto, Crème Fraîche

GRILLED ZUCKERMAN’S FARM ASPARAGUS 14
Point Reyes Blue Cheese, Poached Egg, Marshall’s Farm Honeycomb

BABY ORGANIC GREENS 10
Cara Cara Orange, Cucumber, Avocado, Heirloom Radish

HEARTS OF ROMAINE 12
Crispy Boccalone Pancetta, Dry Vella Jack, Green Garlic Dressing

ROASTED ORGANIC BEETS 12
Cyprus Grove Goat Cheese, Pink Grapefruit, Mizuna

POTTED SANTA BARBARA ROCK SHRIMP 18
Fromage Blanc, Truffle Butter, Grilled Flatbread

GRILLED FLATBREAD 15
Shaved Prosciutto, Dried Fig, Cipollini Onion, Sheep’s Milk Ricotta


ENTRÉES


RAVIOLI OF BELLWETHER FARMS RICOTTA 20
White Bean Fennel Puree, Candied Pecans, Arugula, Citrus Vinaigrette

DAY BOAT SCALLOPS 27
Ragout of Rancho Gordo Beans, Dried Chorizo, Upland Cress, Lemon Oil

FULTON VALLEY ORGANIC CHICKEN 23
Creamed Corn, Foraged Mushrooms, Natural Jus

MARIN FARMS BEEF TENDERLOIN 32
Cauliflower Puree, Broccolini, Peanut Fingerling Potatoes, Fleur de Sel

POZZI RANCH LOIN OF LAMB 28
Spring Pea Polenta, Morel Mushrooms, Red Wine Jus

LINE CAUGHT HALIBUT 28
Warm Salad of Sunchokes, Wild Seabeans, Terra Sonoma Verjus

KUROBUTA PORK CHOP 26
Creamy Grits, Grilled Stone Fruit, Fiddlehead Ferns

Earlier: From Asia de Cuba to the Velvet Room at the Clift [Tablehopper]