For many Rhode Islanders, fall is an incomparable season, complete with some of the region’s most beautiful foliage, cool, comfortable weather, New England Patriots victories and delicious seasonal foods. To celebrate the season, Temple Restaurant & Lounge has revamped its dinner and cocktail menus to offer guests a variety of appetizing options with a focus on local ingredients.
In addition to its traditional favorites, Temple’s new fall dinner menu features several new scrumptious dishes. Offered as a small plate, the pumpkin bisque is garnished with pancetta cracklings and crisp sage. For large plates and entrees, new dishes include Long Island Duck Breast with butternut squash and cranberry orange agrodolce relish; Cider Glazed Atlantic Salmon with beluga lentils and roasted root vegetables; and Temple Dark Braised Short Ribs with parsnip potato puree and local carrots.
For pasta lovers, Temple introduces its Pasta N’ Meatballs plate with roasted tomato sauce, house made veal meatballs and capellini. Highlighting the brick oven pizza offerings is a delectable Roasted Pumpkin Pizza with local pumpkin, house cured pancetta, taleggio and sage.
New to the restaurant’s mixologist-driven list of specialty cocktails are the Barrel Aged Manhattan featuring Rhode Island whiskey and made perfect, dry or sweet; The Mason’s Jar with Russian Standard Vodka, ginger puree, fresh lime, and ginger beer; and the Cucumber Mash featuring Local 9 Cucumber Mint Vodka, mashed cucumbers and mint, and lemon. Also added to the drink menu are two beer cocktails - the Perfect Storm featuring Sam Adams Angry Orchard and Bacardi Oakheart garnished with cinnamon and sugar; and the Michelada, a concoction of Peroni, Agave Loco Tequila, lime juice and Bloody Mary mix.
Temple Downtown Providence Restaurant & Lounge is located at 120 Francis Street on Providence’s Capitol Hill. Dinner reservations may be made by calling 919-5050 or online at www.Temple-Downtown.com. Complimentary valet parking is available for all restaurant guests.