Cafe Aura

Menu

APPETIZERS

  • MINESTRONE9classic Italian mixed vegetable soup
  • MEATBALLS ERMINIO12short rib, veal, pork, 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, taro root chips
  • MUSSELS MARINARA GF15PEI mussels, white wine, garlic, parsley, touch of marinara
  • PAN-SEARED SCALLOPS GF14 colossal dry scallops, multi-color pepper coulis
  • ANTIPASTO 20 Chef’s selection of Italian meats, cheeses, vegetables

SALADS

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

PASTA

  • CAVATELLI RAGOUT 20homemade pasta, Sunday ragout
  • RIGATONI BUTTERA 19crispy pancetta, green peas, vodka sauce
  • CARBONARA 20classic linguine carbonara
  • SHORT RIB RAVIOLI 22deconstructed ricotta cheese ravioli, braised short rib, brown butter, sage
  • LINGUINE AND CLAMS 24cherry tomatoes, Manilla clams, roasted pine nuts
  • PAPPARDELLE PORCINI22egg ribbon pasta, wild porcini mushrooms, cream, arugula, radicchio
  • BLACK TRUFFLE GNOCCHI 25delicate cheese and potato dumpling, black truffle
  • RISOTTO MPChef’s daily choice

PRIME STEAKS & CHOPS GF

  • *FILET MIGNON 8oz42roasted potatoes, seasonal vegetables
  • *NEW YORK STRIP 12oz42roasted potatoes, seasonal vegetables
  • *DOUBLE CUT PORK CHOP 24oz29roasted potatoes, seasonal vegetables
  • Specialty sauces available:3green peppercorn, porcini, or gorgonzola
  • *BONE IN RIBEYE 16oz52roasted potatoes, seasonal vegetables
  • *STEAK AU POIVRE44peppercorn crusted Prime New York sirloin, shallot-brandy sauce, broccoli rabe
  • *HERB CRUSTED LAMB48two double Colorado lamb chops, mustard seed, parsley, sautéed escarole

CHEF CREATIONS

  • ATLANTIC SALMON GF 28ratatouille, dill butter
  • BRANZINO ACQUA PAZZA GF29sautéed Mediterranean sea bass, fish stock, clams, mussels, cherry tomato, julienne of celery
  • *AHI TUNA SCOTTATO32seared sesame-crusted Ahi tuna, seaweed salad, yuzo dressing
  • JUMBO LUMP CRAB CAKE28roasted mixed peppers, mustard, Old Bay seasoning, chipotle tartar sauce
  • CATCH OF THE DAYMPseasonal accompaniments
  • CHICKEN PARMESAN
    26
    free range, “Coleman Farms” chicken, Parmesan, fresh mozzarella
  • VEAL MARSALA 30scallopini of veal, wild mushrooms, marsala sauce
  • VEAL CHOP VALDOSTANA42pounded veal chop stuffed with Asiago, spinach, wrapped in prosciutto
  • SHORT RIBS 32braised beef short ribs, red wine sauce, polenta
  • *THE AURA BURGER22aged steak burger, pretzel roll, spicy aioli, fries (choice of: pepperjack, fontina, American cheese)

ADDITIONS 

  • GRILLED ASPARAGUS7
  • CRISPY BRUSSELS SPROUTS7
  • HAMMERED FINGERLING POTATOES7
  • TRUFFLE-CREAMED SPINACH7
  • BROCCOLI RABE7
  • SHOESTRING FRIES7
  • SAUTÉED SPINACH7
  • GORGONZOLA TRUFFLE FRIES10

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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