Cafe Aura

Menu

APPETIZERS

  • PASTA FAGIOLI 10cannellini beans, crispy bacon, cavatelli
  • BUTTERNUT SQUASH BISQUE 10sesame seed, puff pastry stick
  • MEATBALLS ERMINIO 12short rib, parmesan, Sunday sauce
  • BURRATA E PROSCIUTTO GF15 creamy imported mozzarella, prosciutto di parma, kumato tomato
  • CRAB AVOCADO MOUSSE GF16 jumbo lump crab meat, avocado, spicy mayo, tobiko caviar, celery root
  • CALAMARI FRITTO 14 calamari, zucchini, lemon aioli
  • BAKED OCTOPUS GF16 grilled and baked jumbo octopus, celery root, caper berries, candied- lemon dressing
  • *TUNA TARTARE15 raw Ahi tuna, sesame seeds, avocado-lemon zest, sour cream, potato chips
  • CIOPPINO TOSCANO GF17 scallops, mussels, calamari, shrimp, Branzino, black olives, fish fume, fresh tomato
  • PAN-SEARED SCALLOPS GF14 colossal dry scallops, multi-color pepper coulis
  • ANTIPASTO 20 Chef’s selection of Italian meats, cheeses, vegetables

SALADS

  • FENNEL & ARUGULA GF10arugula, fennel, orange, red wine and fig dressing, toasted almonds
  • FARRO SALAD 10Italian barley, roasted root vegetables, pinzimonio dressing
  • ICEBERG WEDGE GF12gorgonzola, crispy bacon
  • GRILLED CAESAR 12grilled romaine, caesar dressing, seasoned crouton
  • TRI-COLOR BEET SALAD GF11red, golden, and purple beets, goat cheese, roasted pistachio
  • AURA SALAD GF9mixed greens, cucumber, tomato, shaved parmesan, candied- lemon oil

PASTA

  • CAVATELLI RAGOUT 20homemade pasta, Sunday ragout
  • RIGATONI BUTTERA 19crispy pancetta, green peas, vodka sauce
  • CARBONARA 18classic linguine carbonara
  • STRACCETTI DI MARE 26hand cut pasta, mixed seafood
  • SHORT RIB RAVIOLI 22homemade pasta, braised short rib, ricotta cheese, brown butter, sage
  • LINGUINE AND CLAMS 24cherry tomatoes, Littleneck clams, roasted pine nuts
  • PAPPARDELLE PORCINI20egg ribbon pasta, wild porcini mushrooms, cream, arugula and radicchio
  • GNOCCHI 22delicate cheese and potato dumpling, arugula pesto, sauteed shrimp
  • RISOTTO MPChef’s daily choice

PRIME STEAKS, CHOPS & RACKS

  • *FILET MIGNON 8oz42
  • *NEW YORK STRIP 16oz48
  • *BONE IN RIBEYE 16oz52
  • *COLORADO RACK OF LAMB44
  • *DOUBLE CUT PORK CHOP 24oz29
  • *TOMAHAWK FOR TWO 36oz99

includes guest’s selection of one side

specialty sauces $3:  green peppercorn, porcini, gorgonzola

CHEF CREATIONS

  • WILD ATLANTIC SALMON GF 28French ratatouille, pastis sauce
  • BRANZINO TOSCANO GF29sautéed Mediterranean sea bass, roasted tomato, fennel, black olives
  • *AHI TUNA SCOTTATO32seared sesame-crusted Ahi tuna, seaweed salad, yuzo dressing
  • CATCH OF THE DAYMPseasonal accompaniments
  • CHICKEN PARMESAN
    26
    free range, “Coleman Farms” chicken, parmesan, fresh mozzarella
  • VEAL MARSALA 28scallopini of veal, wild mushrooms, marsala sauce
  • VEAL CHOP MILANESE 38pounded pan-fried veal chop, panko breading, capricciosa salad
  • SHORT RIBS 29braised beef short ribs, red wine sauce, polenta
  • *THE AURA BURGER20aged steak burger, pretzel roll, spicy aioli, fries (choice of: pepperjack, fontina, American cheese)

ADDITIONS $7

  • GRILLED ASPARAGUS
  • CRISPY BRUSSELS SPROUTS
  • HAMMERED FINGERLING POTATOES
  • TRUFFLE-CREAMED SPINACH
  • BROCCOLI RABE
  • HAND CUT FRENCH FRIES
  • SAUTÉED SPINACH

Thoroughly cooking meats, poultry, seafood, shellfish, or eggs reduces the risk of foodborn illness.
*This item is cooked to order and may contain raw or undercooked ingredients.

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