Tuesday, September 8, 2009

New offerings

  • XO Tapas's new menu is out, with a few more small plates (such as scallop with chilled corn and anise puree) and an entrée lineup that adds, among others, braised chicken thigh with poached egg and powdered olive oil, and a Caribbean-influenced dotted rose snapper (similar to red snapper) with "mojito sauces" -- mint gel and a rum and lime beurre blanc. 19701 Bethel Church Road, Cornelius; 704-896-9255.
  • Gado Gado has shifted from separate lunch and dinner lineups to an all-day menu, including appetizers, panini, pastas and entrees. The menu is here. 157 N. Trade St. in Matthews; 704-844-8686.
  • TOMI has oysters starting Sept. 11, in a traditional Taiwanese fried preparation with sweet potato flour, arrowroot and spices. Oyster soup is the appetizer; that's $3 and the main dish is $16. 7741 Colony Road; 704-759-1288.