The Love Chef

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Restaurant Name: MIS EN PLACE
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Address: 441 West Kennedy Boulevard
Tampa, FL 33606
Phone Number: (813) 254-5373
Type of Food: Eclectic/Adventurous
Hours: 7 days
Dress: Adult
Price Range: Entrees $18.00-$32.00
Reservations: Recommended
Description of Restaurant:

Handsome and great rooms for the adventurous in palate and spirit.

The Food

Some Appetizers:
Roasted Lobster
jicama pineapple cucumber salade, papaya chile vinaigrette @ $6.00 Suggested with Torbeck Semilton

Wianno Oysters
Yuzu mignonette, wasabimirin sorbet @ $6.00 Suggested with Pomelo Sauvignon Blanc
Some Platters:
Chicken Liver Pear Port Mousse Pate
Fennel, red onion, radish salade, pinot verjus chutney @ $8.00

Beef Tenderloin or House Smoked Salmon Carpaccio
arugula artichoke olive salade, lime shallot vinaigrette @ $9.00

Five Spice Crusted Calamari
yuzu soy chile glaze, mango cucumber cashew salade @ $9.00

Pan Seared Scallops
chanterelle mushrooms, bacon, fingerling, cannelloni bean ragout crispy leaks @ $12.00

Rock Shrimp
with risotto, pancetta, leeks, creamed corn @ $8.00

Chipotle Rubbed Quail
wild mushroom goat cheese tamale tomatillo pepita mole, truffled jicama salade @ $14.00

Labelle Farms Foie Gras
crispy grit cake, tasso red eye gravy, celery root slaw @ $14.00
Some Entrees :
Tanglewood Farms free range roasted Chicken, celery root potato puree, chipolinni onions, grilled asparagus sherry vinegar jus @ $23.00

Veal Scaloppini, lobster ravioli, asparagus, chanterelle sauté, smoke tomato fondue @ $26.00

Szechuan peppercorn crusted buffalo strip, Okinawa sweet potatoes, mushroom rabbit dumpling, baby bok choy, star anise zinfandel jus @ $32.00

Herbs de Province seared tuna, celery root potato puree, hazelnut brown butter, haricot verts, lobster red wine jus @ $26.00

Thai bouillabaisse, pan seared coral cod, shellfish, soba noodles, napa cabbage, bean sprouts, carrots, shitake mushrooms, lemongrass rouille @ $26.00

Creole grilled salmon, crawfish maquechoux, smoked cheddar applewood bacon grits, collards, blue corn, fried green tomatoes @ $26.00

Grainy mustard pecan crusted rack of lamb, bourbon shallot demi glace, cayenne onion rings, tarragon white cheddar grits @ $32.00

Moroccan rubbed roast duck, mango almond couscous, carrot olive charmoula, gold lentil puree, pomegranate pink peppercorn gastrique @ $25.00

Zahtar grilled salmon, tuna or coral cod, grilled Eggplant, squash, roasted mushrooms, red peppers, steamed crimson lentil, cracked wheat salade, saffron, cardamom vinaigrette @ $26.00

Changes seasonally. Yes, worth the calories.

Spirits and Wines:

Great bar and an ample wine selection.

“The Love Chef” (Francis Anthony) is the author of several cookbooks and appears on local and national TV. You can find his cookbooks at and/or visit his website “Cooking With Love” and “The Love Chef” are registered trademarks.


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