Dining Out

A Matter of Course

New flavors at a Downtown hotspot


There’s quite a bit of new stuff at The Dorrance, including new menu items, bar snacks and cocktails, but what’s most intriguing is the new tasting menu. Four-, six- and eight-course chef’s tastings are available for $55, $85 and $110, respectively. The always seasonal and local restaurant promises a tasting that “reflects the best our region’s forests, farms, waters and pastures have to offer at the moment.” Beverage pairings are available for $35, $55 and $75.

The new bar snacks menu, available at the bar only, includes Sweet Corn Hush Puppies with Tabasco honey and pepper vinegar mayo, and a Grilled Portuguese Sardine with charred lemon, peanuts and black pepper honey. The latest after dinner menu includes desserts like Autumn Grapes (peanut butter custard, pistachio, crispy meringue, and goat’s milk caramel) and Mexican Spiced Chocolate Ganache with coffee, chocolate sorbet and a cinnamon-sugar donut, as well as a selection of after dinner cocktails. The new cocktail menu includes some additions as well, such as the smoky yet surprisingly easy-sipping Kentucky Campfire, a concoction of bourbon, orange, lemon, cinnamon, Laphroaig Scotch, Jerry Thomas Bitters and tonic.