Wednesday, May 19, 2010

'Wicked,' new menu

Noble’s offers a three-course pre-theater menu for $40 during the run of "Wicked" (through June 13); choices include strawberry-arugula salad with housemade ricotta; grilled Scottish salmon; braised short ribs and more. 6801 Morrison Blvd.; 704-367-9463. Also, sibling Rooster's will stay open later than usual during the run. 6601 Morrison Blvd.; 704-366-8688.

New menus at Monticello (at the Dunhill Hotel uptown) include the following from chef Chris Jakubczak:
At breakfast: smoked salmon waffle (house-cured salmon on toasted cheddar waffle); steak and eggs (with a New York strip) and a build-your-own three-egg omelet.
At lunch: classic Nicoise salad; Carolina shaved pork with sweet and smoky collards; truffled mac and cheese.
At dinner: N.C. mountain trout from Sunburst Farms, with fingerling potatoes; grilled heirloom tomato and soba noodles; espress- and ancho-rubbed New York strip with roasted potato hash.
Also new: half-price appetizers 5-7 p.m. on the patio or at the bar. 237 N. Tryon St.; 704-342-1193.