I live in spitting distance of P'cheen, and yet, I rarely go. I suspect it's something to do with my distaste for beer and the weird cleaning fluid smell there. That said, I know lots of people who love it, and it always seems to have packed outdoor seating on pretty days, so there's clearly something to the place. Perhaps I'll have to give it another try one of these days.
In the meantime, I got the scoop on their new menu today -
P’cheen International Bistro & Pub in the Old Fourth Ward will introduce its new spring menu and wine list on Tuesday, April 28, 2009. The new menu, created by Co-owner and Executive Chef Alex Friedman, celebrates fresh, seasonal flavors with an international flare and will feature a variety of new small plates and entrees in addition to the restaurant's staple upscale pub grub favorites.
New appetizers and small plates include: ceviche mixto with Thai basil, kaffir lime, and green chili; traditional spanakopita with roasted garlic infused extra virgin olive oil; house smoked trout dip with toasted pita; and grilled merguez sausage with saute of spring mushrooms and harissa vinaigrette. The new soup and salad selection features cream of asparagus soup; bibb lettuce salad with shaved fennel, papaya, gorgonzola, and a blood orange vinaigrette; and a marinated artichoke and green been salad with crispy prosciutto, manchego, and a saffron vinaigrette.
Seasonal entrée choices include: bouillabaisse with shrimp, mussels, squid, cod in a saffron fennel broth with fresh tomato, toasted baguette, and rouille; Jamaican jerk baby back ribs with stewed green beans and ginger honey roasted parsnips; and a grilled double cut pork chop with garlic artichokes, truffled hash browns and a smoked bacon vinaigrette.
Staple menu items like the risotto du jour, chef’s curry trio, grilled angus and portabella hamburger, and the Guinness beer battered fish n’ chips will still be still available.
P'cheen's desserts are created by Chocolate Pink Executive Pastry Chef Christian Balbierer.