Garlic Poet 2016 Spring Menu


Chef’s Charcuterie and PA Creamery Cheese Board

always house-made: charcuterie / pickles / breads / mustards / accompaniments

chef’s choice local cheeses: Caputo Brother’s Creamery / Keswick Creamery / Dutch Meadows Organics / Round Top Farms / Clover Creek Cheese Cellar / Trickling Springs Creamery / De Glae Organic Farm / Millwood Springs Organics

Smoked Beef Marrow Bones

local harvest Angus beef / sumac dust / green tomato jam / spent grain crackers made with ZerØday Brewing Co. blonde ale / pea shoots / frisee / kumquats / mint / fennel / toasted barley

Lettuce Wraps

Choice of: five spiced chicken OR five spiced vegan quinoa

house-fermented kimchi / crisp vegetable noodles / red wine pickled shallots / seasonal lettuce cups / sesame-ginger chili sauce

Yakatori Skewers

American Kobe beef / chicken thigh / soy / sesame / ginger / kimchi yogurt sauce / middle eastern bbq

Fried Lemon Spatzle

creole remoulade

Troegs Fondue ** serves two**

Troegs beer / brie / warm baguette / apple & pear chutney


lightly fried / fig / duck fat roasted kumquats / shaved fennel / pea shoots / sorrel / lemon-cardamom vinaigrette / chili glaze

Wild Boar Ribs

Toregs Troegenator braised / fresno chili agrodolce / apple, kale, arugula, and gorgonzola slaw

Chef’s Daily Snack

Rotating seasonal snack plate. Look for tapas, salads, appetizers, and more! If we can think it, you can snack on it!

Specialty Fries

house made cripsy fried pommes allumettes

Scarlett O: braised local harvest Angus beef short rib / Caputo Brothers’ cagliata (cheese curd) / seasonal stout demi glace

Princess Fiona: malt roasted pork / Chef’s kimchi / Stoltzfus cheddar / green tomato jam / red wine pickled shallots

Huckleberry Finn: curried chicken / chipotle chili sauce / farmhouse gorgonzola dressing

Bowls & Greens

Chef’s Soup

Chef’s Bisque

Quinoa Salad
**vegan friendly**

chilled maple and scallion quinoa / roasted beets / hearts of palm / shaved cucumber / chili toasted pumpkin seeds / kumquats / sumac dust / green tomato jam / cardamom-vanilla vinaigrette

Chef’s Aquaponics

Chef’s choice house-grown aquaponic greens, micro greens, and lettuces / sous-vide egg yolk / lemon and lavender caviar / watermelon radish / toasted barley / lemon and parsley toasted pine nuts / heirloom tomato vinaigrette

Tomato & Mozzarella

hand-pulled mozzarella made with Caputo Brothers’ cagliata/house-cured and lightly-smoked guanciale / fried green tomatoes / frisee / pickled mustard seed / truffle aioli / extra virgin olive oil / house balsamic / fennel

**add marinated and grilled chicken to any salad + $6**


Chef’s Seasonal Vegetable

White wine & Butter Poached PA Native Mushrooms

Seasonal Grilled Greens

Pommes Allumettes – Twice Fried, Crispy Russet Potato Sticks

Chili & Lime Roasted Sweet Corn, Celery Root, and Aquaponic Kale Hash

Purple Potato, Bacon, and Roasted Garlic Mash

Balsamic Grilled Broccoli Rabe

Maple and Hemp Seed Roasted Rutabagas and Turnips

Today’s Ancient Grain

smalls / BIGGIES

American Kobe Beef Flat Iron

smoked bone marrow and red wine butter / truffle, bacon, & bourbon marmalade / today’s ancient grain /  Chef’s seasonal vegetable

Mississippi Fish & Chips

domestic catfish filet / light cajun seasoning / cornmeal breading / maple and scallion hush puppies / creole remoulade / green tomato jam / grilled lemon / malt vinegar

PA Pork T-Bone

chamomile and CO spruce tip brown butter / purple potato, bacon, and roasted garlic mash / troegenator, parsnip, and wild boar puree / grilled seasonal greens / butter and white wine poached native PA mushrooms / crispy house-made guanciale lardons

Five Hour Braised Short Ribs

local harvest Angus beef short rib / balsamic grilled broccoli rabe / maple and hemp seed roasted rutabagas and turnips / seasonal stout demi glace / granny smith and lemon-cardamom kale slaw

Pasta Tyrolese

hand-cut maltagliati (large triangle) pasta / house-made fennel, lemon, and coriander sausage / spring aquaponic greens / spruce tip brown butter / Caputo Brothers’ red wine soaked ricotta salata / lemon and pine nut gremolata

Bacon and Pastrami Infused Chicken

local and organic bone-in chicken breast / chili and lime roasted sweet corn, celery root, and aquaponic kale / cherry-pomegranate puree / purple potato, bacon, and roasted garlic mash / duck fat roasted kumquats

Chef’s Seafood

The freshest day boat seafood paired with seasonal, locally sourced accompaniments. Always designed daily by our Executive and Sous Chefs!

Local Farm Entree

We feature a local farm every week for this entree’s protein and seasonal accompaniments. Enjoy a rotation of locally sourced lamb, veal, bison, duck, beef, pork,  and more! Always designed daily by our Executive and Sous Chefs!

 Sandwich Board

all sandwiches are served with a house pickle, and a choice of soup OR pommes allumettes

Chef’s Burger

Constantly changing handmade burger. Look for wild boar, veal, pork, duck, venison – maybe even antelope or rattlesnake! Always topped with Chef’s house-made accompaniments.

Chef’s Grilled Cheese

Changes daily! Local and house-made breads, meats, cheeses, and chef designed accompaniments.

Haiku Burger

seasonal lettuces / green tomato / red onion

#1. Choose one: local harvest Angus beef / elk

  #2. Choose one: Stoltzfus creamery dutch cheddar / Troegs fondue / house smoked Caputo Brothers’ provola / gorgonzola

#3. Choose one: brioche / ciabatta

Add house smoked bacon / add fried egg / add avocado / add kimchi

Curried Chicken

house curry blend / Middle Eastern bbq / kimchi yogurt sauce / frisee / ciabatta

Malt Roasted Pork and Kimchi Tacos

house fermented kimchi / corn & flour tortillas (3) / sweet corn / celery root / cherry, lime, and pomegranate puree / avocado / cilantro / pickled shallots

Smoked Duck

naan bread / fresno chili agrodolce / pea shoots / frisee / mint, cilantro, and basil / shaved cucumber

Francis Bacon

grilled marinated chicken / avocado / house smoked bacon / aioli tradizionale with truffle / frisee / lightly toasted ciabatta

The Emerson
**vegetarian friendly**

naan bread / white wine poached native PA mushrooms / roasted beets / maple and scallion quinoa / middle eastern bbq / green tomato jam / seasonal grilled greens / pea shoots

Chef’s Seasonal Ice Creams 


Tangerine Fennel


Little Amps Espresso-Caramel-Porter

Malted Bourbon Vanilla

Mint-Chocolate-Coconut (dairy free & vegan)

Coffee Menu From Little Amps Coffee Roasters of Harrisburg, PA

Enjoy Coffee Beverages Made To Order With Locally Roasted Beans From Little Amps Coffee Roasters In Harrisburg, PA!


single shot

Doppio Espresso

double shot

Chef’s Shot

espresso / PA maple syrup


espresso / steamed milk / steamed milk foam


espresso / touch of steamed milk foam

Little Amps Custom Blend Coffee

regular or decaf coffee


espresso / hot milk


Urban Churn ice cream / espresso / whipped cream


add a shot of flavored liquor to your beverage – your choice of:

Frangelico, Kahlua, Maker’s Mark,
Amaretto, Bailey’s, Godiva, or Jameson

Kids Menu

all meals include choice of one side, choice of drink, a side of applesauce

Grilled, Marinated Chicken

Local Harvest Angus Beef Patty Melt

9” Hand Tossed Cheese or Pepperoni Pizza

Bottlehouse Soft Pretzels w/Porter Cheese Sauce

Hush Puppies (6 each) w/Green Tomato Jam

Specialty Cocktails

Eden Garden


This cocktail will turn you into a gin drinker. Habañero-infused Hendrick’s Gin, Combier Pamplemousse Rose, house-made strawberry-thyme simple syrup, lemon sours and ruby red grapefruit juice make a sinful combination.

Mrs. Porter

In the style of T.S. ELIOT

Tru Organic Lemon Vodka and Effen Cucumber Vodka are shaken with muddled lemons, cucumbers, and organic raw agave to help manifest the spring season. April may be the cruelest month according to T.S. Eliot, but we’re not complaining.

Red, Red Jam

In the style of ROBERT BURNS

Why wait for summer vacation? Relax with a refreshing and unique libation made from house-made local jam, Combier Creme de Fruits Rouges, and Cappelletti Vino Apertivo. Also featured in this cocktail is Batavia-Arrack van Oosten, a key ingredient in the 18th century Swedish punch with notes of smoky citrus.

Little England

In the style of DANIEL DEFOE

Robinson Crusoe could have probably used a drink while stuck in the Caribbean all those decades. Our Clove Mai Tai features Zaya Gran Reserva Rum, Velvet Falernum, Cointreau, and house-made lime sours.


In the style of AESCHYLUS

The wife of Agamemnon was famous for her scheming ways. This cocktail commemorates her sanguine heart by combining Blume Maryellen Apricot Brandy and blood orange shrub, topped off with Domaine Chandon Brut Reserve.

Manhattan Streets

In the style of WALT WHITMAN

Sweet, thick, herbaceous and nutty, our version of a Black Manhattan features Bulleit Rye Bourbon, Averna Amaro, and black walnut bitters. Served with a Luxardo cherry to nibble from after each sip.

Gone Girl

In the style of AMELIA EARHART

When we found out there existed a private collection of poetry by Amelia Earhart, we knew we had to put our variation of the classic Aviation cocktail on the menu. Our version combines Aviation Gin, Rothman & Winter Crème de Violette, Lazzaroni Maraschino Liqueur, house-made lime sours and lavender bitters.

GP Inspired Cocktail

In the style of THE GARLIC POET

Here at the Garlic Poet, we strive to harbor an air of creativity. Sometimes we get obsessed with certain flavors, sometimes we want to tinker with something new. Ask your server about what inspired cocktail we’ve thought up this evening!

Wine List


Stemmari Moscato

Acate, Italy

An indigenous varietal of Sicily, Moscato is prized worldwide for its enhanced aromatic bouquet. Its cultivation dates back to ancient times, when Greeks and Romans dominated the island.

Benvolio Pinot Grigio

Friuli, Italy

Vibrant and crisp with notes of peach and almond. Also outstanding as an apertif

Cloudy Bay Sauvignon Blanc

Marlborough, New Zealand – Bottle Only

Silky and concentrated, revealing ripe juicy stone fruit and lemongrass, supported by a subtle minerality

Chateau Ste Michelle “Mimi” Chardonnay

Horse Heaven Hills, Washington

Lightly oaked with apple and pear fruit character and a bright, natural acidity

Salmon Creek Chardonnay

Sonoma County, California

Lively and refreshing with apple, fig and melon nuances that has a crisp soft finish

Robertson Winery Chenin Blanc

Robertson Valley, South Africa

Flavors of tropical fruit, ripe green fig, and melon. Subtle buttery feel with a thread of acidity that leads to a crisp and clean aftertaste

14 Hands Riesling

Columbia Valley, Washington

Fresh aromas of tangerine with bright flavors of peach and mandarin rounding to a juicy sweet tart finish

Scotto Cellars Rare Rosé

Lodi, California

Richly flavored, medium bodied, and very dry, this blended rosé is fresh and acidic with a romantic minerality.


Pasqua Prosecco

Treviso, Italy

Gently floral with peach, pear, and tropical notes – this slightly off-dry wine is easy going and refreshing

De Perrier Brut Rose

Burgundy, France

Inviting, fruity aromas of small red fruits that lead to a fresh, refined palate with delicate bursts of fine bubbles

Domaine Chandon Brut Classis

Napa Valley, California – Half Bottle Only

Chandon’s signature flavor profile of apple, pear, and citrus flavors, with a hint of spice that leads to a soft, dry finish


Camp Viejo Garnacha

Rioja, Spain

Bright and lively with hints of strawberry and raspberry that is soft, silky, and intense

Sterling Vineyards Meritage

Napa Valley, California

Richly textured, this blend has flavors of cherry, chocolate, black raspberry, and vanilla, which leads to a full, lingering finish

Tormaresca Neprica

Puglia, Italy

Aromas of berries and light, spicy licorice with a harmonious blend of dark fruit and chocolate on the palate

Newton Vineyard Claret

Spring Mountain, California

Aromas of plum, blackberry, allspice, vanilla, and juniper mingle on the nose and continue onto a broad, round palate supported by cedar and cocoa

Seven Falls Cabernet Sauvignon

Wahluke Slope, Washington

Layers of dark fruit flavors with good balance of fruit and tannins leading to a bright velvety finish

Salmon Creek Merlot

Sonoma County, California

Enticing flavors of strawberry, plum, and cranberry lingering with silky tannins while having a long pleasing finish

Mountain Door Malbec

Mendoza, Argentina

Dark red with notes of cherries and raspberries that has round tannins with a harmonious finish

Mark West Pinot Noir

Acampo, California

Sweet and spicy followed by orange zest and coriander, ending with cardamom from oak aging

Castellani Amadeo Chianti

Tuscany, Italy

Ruby red with fresh fruit aromas that also has spicy and peppery notes, soft tannins and a long, fine finish

Graffigna Elevation

San Juan, Argentina

Medium-bodied with hints of dark berries, spice, and smoke finishing with earthy tannins