A Closer Look at Blue Elm, Now Serving French-African Fusion (and Sushi!)

Monday, Sep 21, 2009  |  Updated 3:16 PM EDT
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Last night, Blue Elm opened in the old Regate space on Orchard Street after a couple of nights of friends and family. Here’s a look inside, and at the menu created by former China Grill, Boucarou, and Asia de Cuba chef Malik Fall, who, as mentioned before, is blending his Senegalese background with his French and Asian training.

Shared Plates
Vegetables
Green Earth Salad (For The Gatherer) mixed baby organic green with a truffle soy vinaigrette 5.00
La Salade Cote Cap Vert green lettuce, spinach and watercress with a honey tarragon vinaigrette 5.00
La Tomate heirloom tomatoes, micro-green leaves, chayote, lime zest and extra-virgin olive oil 7.00
Pommes Frites rosemary and truffle-dusted hand-cut french fries, served with three dipping sauces 8.00

Seafood
Crispy Soft Shell Crabs soft shell crabs, mushrooms, asparagus, sweet corn and brown butter aioli with a vert jus sauce 10.00
Yellowfin Tuna Tartare yellowfin tuna, cucumber, opal leaves and sweet miso with an asian ginger vinaigrette 12.00
Crab Crusted And Roasted Portobello Mushrooms portabella mushrooms, crabmeat and micro-amaranth with a beet sauce 12.00
Avocat Aux Crevettes Senegalais shrimp stuffed with avocado, chickpeas, spanish onions, tomatoes, and hard-boiled eggs 12.00
Yucca-Crusted Salmon salmon and braised heart of palm with an asparagus sauce 14.00
Le Martini salmon, tuna, white tuna, striped bass, avocado and yuzu tobiko with chef mailk's special sauce 14.00
Pan Seared Wild Striped Bass wild striped bass, fufu and garlic spinach with a lemon grass curry sauce 14.00
Halibut Ivory Coast halibut, pumpkin biscuits, savory cabbage, lime beans with a tomato-saffron broth 15.00
Pan-Seared Scallops scallops, fava beans, morel mushrooms and sweet-corn puree with a strawberry and balsamic reduction 16.00
Chilled Maine Lobster lobster, upland cress and fire-roasted corn with a citrus vinaigrette 16.00

Poultry & Beef
Kobe Beef Spring Roll kobe beef, shitake mushrooms, napa cabbage, julienne carrots, bok choy and bean sprouts with a red wine miso sauce 14.00
Yassa Au Poulet De La Casamance marinated chicken with dijon mustard, spinach onions and kalamata olives served over basmati rice 14.00
Safari Steak (For The Hunter) scallion-skewered sirloin steak, caramelized peas, tri-colored carrots with a port wine sauce 15.00
Crispy Peking Duck slices of crispy peking duck with mushu pancakes, marinated cucumbers and a pineapple-hoisin sauce 16.00
Cotes D’Agneau dry-aged lamb chops, boniato cake, roasted shallots and rhubarb compote with a merlot sauce 16.00
Kobe Beef Mafe Aux Legumes Arachid peanut butter kobe beef stew with roasted potatoes, white turnips, yam and green peas served over jasmine rice 16.00
Surf & Turf (La Langoustine Et Le Kobe) kobe beef, curry-roasted langoustine and sweet-potato cake with a red wine sauce 18.00

Sushi & Sashimi A La Carte
Striped Bass 2.50
Salmon 2.50
Eel 3.00
Tuna 3.00
Yellowtail 3.50
Shrimp 3.50

Specialty Rolls
Edamame Maki edamame tempura, cucumber and tobiko 6.00
Zen Delight roasted portabello mushroom, fried yam and cucumber 7.00
Spicy Tuna Crunch spicy tuna, asparagus and tempura flakes 7.00
Shrimp Tempura inside-out roll with shrimp tempura avocado and cucumber 7.00
Wasabi Maki tuna, avocado, scallions, spicy wasabi tobiko 9.00
Rainbow inside-out roll with salmon, tuna, yellowtail, avocado, scallions and smelt roe 10.00
Spider jumbo soft shell crab, avocado, cucumber, lettuce and smelt roe 10.00
Sunrise Surprise assorted fish, crabmeat, avocado, spicy tempura and red tobiko 10.00
Golden Dragon spicy salmon, tempura flakes, avocado and topped with salmon 11.00
Red Hot Dragon tuna cucumber and topped with spicy tuna 11.00
Crouching Green Dragon eel, cucumber, smelt roe and topped with thin slices of avocado 11.00
Hidden Black Dragon inside-out roll with shrimp tempura, avocado, cucumber, eel and smelt roe 12.00
Naruto assorted fish, avocado, shiso leaf, spicy sauce and wrapped in thin slices of cucumber 12.00

Sushi & Sashimi Platters
Sushi Deluxe assorted sushi and tuna roll 18.00
Sashimi Deluxe assorted sashimi and tuna roll 22.00
Sushi & Sashimi For Two assorted sushi and sashimi, tuna roll and california roll 38.00
Brown Rice Is Available On Request

Signature Cocktails $12
Mojito bacardi limon, myers dark rum, sprite, fresh mint, lime and a sugar-cane stick
Ginger-Sake Lemonade sake, citrus vodka, muddled lemon, simple syrup, fresh ginger and club soda
Royal Flush Martini hendrick's gin, cucumber, shiso, simple syrup and fresh lime
Besito Margarita tequila, cointreau, muddled strawberries, simple syrup and lime juice
Coconut Martini malibu coconut rum, godiva white chocolate liquor, coconut milk, pineapple juice and shredded pieces of coconut
Double Espresso Martini stoli vanilla godiva white chocolate liquor, double shot of espresso, dark crème de cacao and served chocolate
Pomegranate Cosmopolitan van gogh pomegranate vodka, cointreau, pomegranate juice and fresh lime
Lychee Martini vodka, lychee juice, lime juice and lychees

Blue Elm, 198 Orchard St., at Houston St.; 212-777-7733

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