Congress Park's noteworthy Japanese-inspired bakery, Glaze, will debut dinner service starting tonight, April 2. Chef Kris Padalino, formerly with Bittersweet, has been working hard to produce a suppertime menu to complement Glaze's unique Japanese cuisine and infamous baum cakes. Owner and entrepreneur Heather Alcott recently helped launch a lunch menu in late January and is excited to be expanding for dinner three nights a week: Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at 5 p.m.
To get an idea of the menu, the Tastes section of smaller dishes will include a fresh take on fried tofu by combining it with an avocado and mango salsa, miso honey sauce, micro cilantro, and a fresh pickled fresno chile. Bun fans will be excited to find pork and vegetarian bao buns on the list, complete with an Asian slaw and hoisin sauce. As for main courses, the short ribs stand out as a hearty dish of tri-colored potatoes, purple cabbage, scallions, and a demi-glace soy sauce.
A meal at Glaze is not complete without one of the feathery and scrumptious baum cakes. Flavors range from matcha green tea to pumpkin, and will be the perfect ending to the restaurant's new dinner menu.