Careme’s, the student-run, gourmet restaurant at the Academy of Culinary Arts, is participating in Atlantic City Restaurant Week, beginning March 5-10. Located at Atlantic Cape Community College, 5100 Black Horse Pike, in Mays Landing, Careme’s now offers a farm-to-table dining experience that is showcased in the Restaurant Week menu. For $15.17, diners can select three items off of the a la carte lunch menu, served noon-3 p.m., Monday-Friday. The $35.17 dinner special will be available March 3-29 on weekdays beginning at 6:30 p.m.
The a la carte lunch menu includes Minestrone with Basil Pesto, Chef’s Daily Soup, Caesar Salad, Careme’s Chopped Salad, Fresh Pasta of the Day, Grilled London Broil, Pan-Seared Salmon, Chicken Milanese, Grilled Chicken Sandwich and Careme’s Burger. Desserts offered are Roasted Apple Bread Pudding, Flourless Chocolate Tart and Carrot Cake.
The dinner menu includes choice of appetizer: Butternut Squash and Caramelized Apple Soup with coconut milk, local honey and cinnamon yogurt; Jersey Clam Chowder with local clams, Yukon Gold potatoes and roasted tomatoes; Roasted Beet & Grapefruit Salad with arugula, grilled green onion, candied walnuts and Tarragon Champagne vinaigrette; Crispy Pulled Pork Spring Roll with pickled radish and cucumber and ginger-lime chili sauce; and Smashed Fried Potatoes with a Sriracha-cheddar sauce. Choice of entrée: Grilled Leighty’s Farm Pork Tenderloin, roasted Brussels sprouts, rosemary gnocchi and horseradish demi-glace; Grilled Organic Chicken Breast & Foie Gras, parsley carrots, leek & potato puree and brandied apple; Local Catch of the Day described by student servers; and House-made Pappardelle, porcini ragout and Grana Padano. Choice of dessert: Praline Soufflé Crepe with crème anglaise, Chocolate Torte with rum raisins, and House-made Ice Cream and Cookies described by student servers.
For reservations, call 609-343-4940, and indicate you are interested in the Restaurant Week menu. The restaurant is named after the first “celebrity chef” in culinary history, Marie-Antoine Careme.
Careme’s command of culinary art was so famous in the early 19th century that he became known as “the chef of kings and the king of chefs.” Careme’s is located in M Building of Atlantic Cape Community College, 5100 Black Horse Pike in Mays Landing.