Don Bauder 2:46 p.m., Dec. 27
Roppongi's Fall Fireside Menu
At left: Walla Walla onions
Starting September 1, Roppongi's Fireside Menu is switching seasons to fall. Here's a preview of the autumnal tastes you'll find: Note that Walla Wallas are among America's sweetest onions, comparable to Vidalias -- so imagine a soup made from them.
Available daily from 3 pm: Walla Walla Sweet Onion Soup with Braised Short Rib, Tempura Scallions Shredded Mongolian Duck Confit with Moo Shu Roll, Cilantro, Hoisin Abalone Mushroom Potsticker with Wasabi Pea Puree, Sage Butter Grilled Niman Ranch Pork Chop with Kumquat Jelly, Parsnip Puree Persimmon Cranberry Crisp with Butterscotch Gelato.
In the Lounge, you'll also find some cool snacks for cooler weather:
Spicy Toasted Marcona Almonds Chilled Hummus with Fresh Mint, Tomatoes, Chive Spiced Flatbread Crispy Shoestring Fries, Fresh Thyme, Parmesan Cheese, Truffle Oil Indian Spiced Kefir Cheese with Baked Flat Bread Ahi Poke with Soy, Green Onions, Sesame Oil, Crispy Wonton Chips Kailua Pork Spring Roll with Garlic Vinegar and Spicy Mustard Dip