Monday, October 21, 2013

New menu at Fran's

Fran Scibelli has a new dinner menu at her Fran's Filling Station, one that also has a look that helps people understand, she says, that the "filling station" concept is "about filling your spirit as well as your body through hospitality."

Among new entrees: braised lamb marinated with harissa (the spicy North African pepper sauce) with cilantro yogurt sauce, and other dishes "very Metropolitan Cafe in style," she says, for those who recall her Foxcroft East spot from the '90s, along with some notes beside dishes letting diners know her inspirations. Those include "flavors bring back reading the menu at Chez Panisse every day on my way to school” and “My father always said ... the basil makes the sauce.”

Also new: a special each Tuesday and Saturday night, beginning Oct. 28, of two salads (choice of field greens, crispy greens or Caesar), one pizza (that's the mushroom and Gorgonzola above) and a bottle of wine from a selected list for $40.

2410 Park Road; 704-372-2009.


Anonymous said...

Frans has the worst takeout ever. Food always comes out cold, and 20 minutes after their ETA. When dining in, staff is cold, this has been going on for 3 years now. Ironic how the filling station concept mentioned "hospitality"..more like like there of.