Pop Up Restaurant: Thai

Posted on September 8, 2012 at 1:18 am by Chef Shelby
What is a “pop up” restaurant?  A pop up restaurant is a relatively new phenomenon in the culinary world.  It is a temporary restaurant or menu that allows chefs to experiment with new menus and specials without having to revise their existing menus.  It also allows younger, up-and-coming chefs to practice their craft in an established kitchen without the risk and expense of opening their own kitchens.
Mr. P and Chef Shelby are proud to announce Schroon Lake’s first ever pop up restaurant on Wednesday, September 26 featuring a menu of Thai cuisine.  (The regular Mr. P’s menu will not be available during pop up restaurant nights.)
THE MENU – PREORDER REQUIRED
The Satay Starter – 3 grilled and skewered chicken breasts or beef sirloin strips served with Thai peanut sauce for $7
Entrees include your choice of chicken, beef or tofu for $10; squid or shrimp for $12.  Order yours mild, medium or hot!
Number 1 – Pad Thai
Thin rice noodles with sprouts, egg, ground peanuts, lemon grass, snow peas, scallions and lime.
Number 2 – Pad See Ew
Thick rice noodles sauteed in a sweet soy gravy with fresh broccoli florets.
Number 3 – Gang-Ped (Spicy!)
Bamboo shoots, bell peppers and Thai basil simmered in red curry and coconut milk, served over steamed rice.
And for dessert, Coconut Rice Pudding with fresh Mango for $4.
PREORDERS ARE REQUIRED, as a limited quantity of menu items will be available.  Call in your order via phone 518-532-4300, inbox Mr. P’s on Facebook or email shel@shelbyskitchentherapy.com.  The entire menu will be 100% gluten-free.   Dine in or take away.  Cash, debit cards, Visa, Mastercard, Discover accepted. 
If you are a chef or know of a chef who would like to have their own pop up restaurant night, contact Chef Shelby for more information.

Happy Father’s Day!

Posted on June 17, 2012 at 9:22 pm by Chef Shelby

To all the Dads out there, we found this for you:

Whether you’re grilling chicken, fish, veggies or meat
when you light up the smoker, we can’t wait to eat.
And like your yummy barbecue is always a treat
as our Dad you’re the tops and you just can’t be beat!

by Gabbie Glick

(We took the creative liberty to change “smoker” from the original word “coals.”  Same principal.)

The Chacarero

Posted on June 8, 2012 at 7:48 pm by Chef Shelby

I gave it a valiant effort.  I joked.  I hinted.  I came this close to begging.  But alas, the Banh Mi Sandwich has had it’s run.  I thought that since I’m the chef, I should be able to decide if something stays on the menu or not.  Mr. P put his foot down and said it stays a special and we needed something new.  After all, it is his name on the building.  :-)  I was going to drag it out and wait for him to come up with another special so the Banh Mi could hang around for a little while, but then I came across another “what’s hot on the coasts” food truck article and was inspired!

In keeping with our new tradition of taking trendy food truck fare and putting a Mr. P twist on it, we have the Chacarero.  Pronounced shaka-rare-ro.  Roll your Rs for an authentic sound.  It’s a Chilean sandwich made with shredded beef in a spiced gravy, served on a roll with avocado, cheese, sliced tomatoes and, here’s what makes the sandwich special, steamed green beans on top.  We took our smoked brisket, spiced it up with the Chilean gravy, put it on a roll with avocado aioli, cheddar cheese, sliced tomatoes, green beans and if you like it hot, diced jalapenos and Mr. P’s Roasted Red Pepper and Garlic sauce.  Served with our fresh cut fries, blue cheese cole slaw, or kettle chips (two flavors now:  house or sea salt with black pepper) for $9.50.  During the summer, we’ll also have salt potatoes as a side option for sandwiches and entrees.

So c’mon in for a taste of the new special.  No telling how long it’ll be around!

Mr. P’s Banh Mi Sandwich

Posted on May 4, 2012 at 10:35 am by Chef Shelby

For our next featured sandwich, we are going international!  If you’ve had the chance to be in a major metropolitan city lately, you’ve probably come across fleets of food trucks hawking a combination of street and gourmet food.  Other than the food, why else would you ever want to leave our little mountain hamlet?  Now we love our restaurants here in Schroon Lake, and we love our barbecue, but admittedly, there’s not a lot of diversity when it comes to ethnic food choices here and sometimes you just need something a little bit different.  Enter:  The Banh Mi.

The Banh Mi, a Vietnamese take on a sub-style sandwich typically served on a baguette, is one of the most popular food truck menu items trending today.  Just as many different ways as there is to make the Banh Mi, there’s equally as many ways to pronounce it.  The one we settled on is:  Banh, pronounced like auto BAHN, and Mi, pronounced ME.  It’s know for being hearty, a little bit spicy and a nice balance between warm meat and fresh, cool veggies.  The ingredients of a Banh Mi are pretty much like the ingredients of a sub sandwich; it’s whatever is to your taste.  Here’s the Mr. P’s version, available starting today, for a limited time.

Mr. P’s Banh Mi

Smoked (of course), pulled pork or chicken with sweet and tangy marinated carrots and radishes, a dash of gluten-free soy sauce, sliced cucumbers, fresh cilantro and a little dollop of mayo, all packed into a 6″ roll.  For those who like it hot, add some sliced jalapenos and Mr. P’s Roasted Red Pepper and Garlic Hot sauce.  Served with house chips, fresh cut fries or blue cheese cole slaw, $9.50 (Gluten-free sub rolls also available, eat a sandwich like a sandwich!  Just mention you need GF when ordering.)  Vegetarians, have no fear, for there is a grilled tofu version just for you!

Maybe one day we’ll have food trucks in Schroon Lake, but until then, we’ll just mimic whatever they are serving on the coasts!  Have to give credit to the Nomsters, creators of the Nom Nom food truck out of LA, for their detailed description of a Banh Mi.  We hope our tribute version does yours justice.