Christine's Embraces Change

One of our favorite restaurants in Fort Lauderdale, Christine's

on Oakland Park Boulevard, rolled out a new menu this week featuring,

in addition to entrees, a pretty delectable line-up of small plates

priced between 10 and 14 bucks. A good idea, thinks us, especially

because the joint is becoming known for its jazz entertainment. Somehow

jazz just seems to pair better with late night noshings, with a bit of

blue crab here and pork belly there, with mouthfuls of handsliced

hanger steak and citrus marinated lamb chops. Just to whet your

appetite and get you in an improvisational mode, here's a couple of

tidbits from the new menu:

  • Jumbo blue claw crab cake with grilled zucchini and cognac leek sauce
  • Pan seared gulf shrimp with warm cannellini bean and artichoke salad
  • Green lip mussels with grilled Tuscan bread and a choice of two sauces
  • Tuscan quesadilla with prosciutto, arugula, parmesan, buffalo mozz, and tomato
  • Slow seared pork belly with oven roasted tomatoes.

if you MUST have entrees, they're throwing in a free bottle of wine

with dinner for two. That's a recession special i can get my little

head around. 

This week's entertainment includes Liz Sharp (tonight) and Joan Cartwright (Saturday). Call 954-566-1919 for info.

[photo above: Melting Jazz, by Valerie Vescovi]

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