We had the pleasure of trying the fabulous new summer plates menu for the start of The Capital Grille’s Summer Plates earlier this week and it was fabulous. Besides being very affordable at only $16 for the choices of 3 items (soup or salad, entrée and a side dish), the creativity and presentation was top notch. The Carrot Ginger soup and Clam Chowder were so tasty but the Sea Scallops were my favorite. You cannot go wrong with the Wagyu Burger or Lobster Roll. Also starting July 9th- September 2nd, The Capital Grille will be offering the Generous Pour Wine Event with dinner. More info below.
SUMMER Plates MENU
Beginning Monday June 25th, The Capital Grille will introduce its Summer “Plates” menu. What’s more, The Capital Grille will now feature four lunch entrée options on the menu – each perfect for the season.
Back by popular demand, the Summer “Plates” menu marks the return of the Wagyu Cheeseburger with Fried Egg and Crisp Onions – served on a buttery Brioche bun that pulls the egg, onion, cheese and Wagyu together for a truly delicious burger experience. Another notable lunch entrée is a brand new dish, full of rich and appealing flavors – Seared Sea Scallops with Sweet and Sour Tomatoes.
New Summer “Plates” menu items also include Carrot Ginger Soup and Tomato and Watermelon Salad with Feta Cheese. As always, guests of The Capital Grille can customize their lunch, choosing now from ten “Plates” offerings – soup or salad, lunch entrée and a side – all for $16.
“The new Summer “Plates” lunch menu was designed to bring back some of our guests’ favorite items and introduce other, new selections for the season,” notes Executive Chef Brent Jaeger.
“Carrots contain plenty of natural sugars in the beginning of the season. Combining them with ginger in our new Carrot Ginger Soup creates a depth of flavor and vibrant color, well-suited for summer. We are also pleased to offer a new luxury addition to our menu, the Seared Sea Scallops with Sweet and Sour Tomatoes, served with a unique Israeli cous cous.”
For guests with a limited amount of time at lunch, The Capital Grille ensures they can enjoy the personalized service and mouth-watering cuisine that characterize a Capital Grille dining experience and still be on their way in about 45 minutes. Guests can also tempt their appetites with traditional lunch favorites like the Caesar Salad with Roasted Chicken Breast, Lobster and Crab Stuffed Shrimp, Ribeye Steak Sandwich with Caramelized Onions and Havarti or the Lobster and Crab Burger, among other classics.
The Most Highly Anticipated Wine Experience of the Summer
Returns to The Capital Grille
The Generous Pour Wine Event to Launch July 9
Orlando, FL ( June 26, 2012) – Imagine having the freedom to enjoy nine world-class and limited-vintage varietals, hand-selected by a Master Sommelier, all while savoring signature appetizers, dry-aged steaks, fresh seafood and house-made desserts. Make that dream a reality by unleashing your inner sommelier this summer for The Generous Pour Wine Event – just $25 per person at dinner from July 9 to September 2.
The Generous Pour Wine Event offers guests an unparalleled opportunity to enjoy generous pours of as many of the featured wines as they choose and the event exemplifies the expert, personalized service that The Capital Grille is known for. Guests will be guided through the experience, with suggested pairings and wine tasting notes for each course ordered.
Each wine was chosen from unique vineyards around the world by The Capital Grille’s Master Sommelier, George Miliotes, one of only 186 in the world. “I selected the wines for the Generous Pour Wine Event, relying on favorites from unique vineyards that I enjoy in my own personal cellar.” Allowing guests to experience the wine paired with food, tasting notes and expert guidance from our servers, adds depth to the experience that a traditional tasting event would not provide. The best way to learn about wine is to drink it!”
The Generous Pour Wine Event introduces guests to some of the season’s newest wine trends, while also offering hard-to-find varietals and known favorites. Highlights from this summer’s signature collection of choice whites and reds are:
Conn Creek Anthology, Cabernet, 2007 – The finest vintage of the last 50 years for Cabernet in Napa, this robust blend of Bordeaux grapes from 13 of the region’s top vineyards is Conn Creek’s crowning jewel. A rich and creamy wine to complement dry aged steak.
Ferrari-Carano Mountain Reserve, Cabernet, 2008 – The Capital Grille is proud to be hosting the exclusive debut of Mountain Reserve from Ferrari-Carano. With a mixture of aromas and a long, dry finish, this bold Alexander Valley Cabernet is the perfect accompaniment for Kona Crusted Dry Age Sirloin.
Simčič, Rebula, 2008/09 – Available exclusively at The Capital Grille, this wine, also known as “Orange Wine,” is a 1,000 year-old style of wine production making a comeback. Highly aromatic, it is an ideal companion for appetizers and light fish dishes.
Villa Mt. Eden Grand Reserve, Pinot Noir, 2007 – One of Master Sommelier George Miliotes personal favorites, this silky and smooth wine, boasting flavors of strawberry, cherry, and toffee, pairs beautifully with Cedar Planked Salmon with Tomato Fennel Relish.
About The Capital Grille
The Capital Grille owns and operates 46 locations nationwide. The restaurant is known for its dry aged steaks, award-winning wine list and professional service in an atmosphere of relaxed elegance. Routinely recognized by Wine Spectator magazine, The Capital Grille hasreceived the American Culinary Federation’s “Achievement of Excellence Award.” In June 2010 The Capital Grille was voted a guest favorite on Open Table’s “2010 Best American Cuisine Winners - Top 50 Restaurant List,” with 10 The Capital Grille locations filling out the List’s coveted 50 spots. The List is derived from more than 5 million reviews submitted by Open Table diners for more than 11,000 restaurants in all 50 states.
The Capital Grille offers more than 350 New and Old World wine selections, including a Captain’s List of some of the world’s most highly allocated and sought-after wines. The restaurant also offers a variety of elegant private dining spaces for meetings and group events. For more information on The Capital Grille, please visit www.TheCapitalGrille.com.