The story of LV Mar

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Chef learned his art in some of the most revered kitchens in the Bay Area. Working beside Michelin recommended masters, Chef Manuel embraced a world-class philosophy of gastronomy. Known for his no-nonsense approach, Chef Manuel understands that the race to creating the finest contemporary cuisine is one that has no finish line.

Always inventing, while respecting traditional palettes, Chef Manuel creates menus that are new, fresh, and yet familiar. Continuing his long list of successes that includes properties like Bucca Giovanni, One Market, The Left Bank, and (his own) La Viga, Chef would like to invite you to LV Mar…the same passions, the same expertise, taken to a new level.

LV Mar is the next evolution of Chef Manuel’s vision. A casual, up-scale experience, LV Mar is where comfortable atmosphere, and the finest in gastronomy meet. It’s all about the highest-quality ingredients, the most refined techniques, and a unpretentious environment where satisfied guests are not just clients…they’re a part of the recipe.

Viajando: Caribbean

July 1, 2015 • starting at 6pm

 

Viajando Caribbean July 2015 lvmar.com

An evening of delicious food, cocktails, and live entertainment!

Reservations not necessary, so stop by.

Wednesday, July 1, 2015
Available a la carte or 5-courses at 45/person (choose one dish from each course)

1. botana (shared)
Picadera tostones, cubano, arepa w/mojo & envinagrada sauces 10

2. para empezar
Ensalada De Palmitos Y Remolacha hearts of palm, red beets, frisee, shaved onions, orange & cumin dressing 10

3. del mar
Mofongo de Camaron shrimp, garlic cream, mashed green plantain, arugula 26
‘Bacalao’ Con Viandas salted cod, tomatoes, olives, root vegetables 26

4. de la tierra
Ropa Vieja braised beef, olives, red bell peppers, potato, white rice 23
Jamaican Jerk Chicken marinated chicken thighs, rice and coleslaw 23

5. postre (shared)
Crema De Mamey chilled mamey mousse, hibiscus syrup, alfajor 8

special cocktails
El Conquistador santa teresa rum, ancho reyes, orange, luxardo maracchino  12
Bahamas coffee liquor, meyers rum, malibu coconut-pineapple rum, pineapple & lime juice 12
Caribbean Mai Tai santa teresa rum, mayers rum, mango nectar, strawberry and mango 12

tapas

~ frias ~
*Ceviche Mixto  octopus, scallop, alaskan halibut, orange, red onion & rocotto chile, lime, sweet plantain  16
*Ceviche de Camaron lime cured white shrimp, sweet habanero chile, sweet potato, coconut crisps  14
Alcachofas marinated artichoke hearts, rocotto chiles, cherry tomatoes, mixed olives, shallots, garlic, extra virgin olive oil, queso fresco, telera toasted bread  10
Cangrejo y Aguacate fresh dungeness crab meat, avocado, shallots, chipotle aioli, citrus supreme salad  15

~ caliente ~
Empanadillas de Lechon (2) shredded pork turnover, cured cabbage, tomatillo salsa 8
Tacos de Borrego  pulled natural lamb, red onion, radish, chile de arbol sauce on corn tortilla  8
Cayo Dorado  crispy scallop, cucumber, plantain, sweet habanero cream on jicama tortilla  9
Esparragos Asados  grilled asparagus, manchego cheese, serrano ham, ancho chile vinaigrette  11
Fundido de Queso  melted oaxaca cheese, handmade blue corn tortillas, wild mushrooms or chorizo 10/ mixed 11

ensaladas

Ensalada de Lechuga y Elote organic butter lettuce, corn, cotija cheese, chile ancho dust, serrano chile & garlic dressing  8
Ensalada de Arugula arugula, peaches, walnuts, goat cheese, serrano ham, sweet chipotle dressing  8
Ensalada de Espinacas y Moras wild spinach, mixed berries, jicama, candied almonds, jamaica dressing  8

platos fuertes

~ mar ~
Arroz Con Mariscos lobster meat, scallop, halibut, black arborio rice, snow peas, plantain, epazote herb sauce  28
Cayo de Hacha maine day boat scallops, green rice croquette, wild mushrooms, english pea purée, lobster tomato sauce  26
Pescado Con Pepitas pumpkin seed crusted halibut, corn truffle potato purée, chayote squash, guajillo chile emulsion  25

~ tierra ~
Chuleta de Puerco 10oz bone-in natural pork chop, fingerling potatoes, asparagus, spring onions, almond butter, morita chile jus  24
Asado 11oz grass fed rib-eye, chorizo, baby potatoes, artichokes, confit fennel, chimichurri sauce  30
Cazuela de Chocoyotes potato dumplings, wild mushrooms, serrano chile, asparagus, peas, pumpkin seeds, tomato coulis  17

*may be served raw

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Reservations

Menus

2:30pm – 6pm daily

signature cocktails

Mezcamor  wahaka mezcal, chamboard, agave nectar, lemon 7
La Mula  espolon blanco tequila, russian standard vodka, lime, ginger beer  7
Gota de Frambuesa  absolut raspberry vodka, lime, agave nectar  7
La Piñata  malibu rum, pineapple, coconut milk  7
Gingerito  mint, ginger, don q rum, ginger beer, lime  7
LV Sangria  fresh fruit juices, red wine, house jamaica syrup, fresh diced fruit  6
Vigarita  arette blanco tequila, lime, agave nectar  7

wine by the glass

Ron Rubin, Chardonay, California  7
Valiñas, Albariño, Spain  6
Veramonte Reserva, Pinot Noir, Chile  6
El Libre Rose, Argentina  5
Casa Lapostolle Carmenere  6
Santa Rita 120, Chardonnay  5
Santa Rita 120, Sauv Blanc  5

beer

on tap
Drake’s Denoginnizer IIPA
  9.75% abv 12oz  5
Heretic Shallow Grave Porter  7% abv  14oz  5
Negra Modelo
  5.4% abv  14oz  3
Modelo Especial  4.4% abv  14oz  3

beer drinks
Micheladas – beer, tomato juice, lime 4
Chavelas – beer, lime, chile powder 4

shots (1.5 oz)

Fidencio Mezcal
Espolon Blanco Tequila
Skyy Vodka
Don Q Rum
Black Bull Kyloe Scotch
Jim Beam Bourbon
Dingle Irish Gin

bites

Ostiones En Su Concha  fresh, seasonal oysters in half shell, serrano chile & cucumber vinaigrette, diabla cocktail sauce  1/each

Calamar Frito  crispy calamari w/serrano chile aioli  6

*Ceviche de Camaron  lime cured white shrimp, sweet habanero chile, sweet potato, coconut crisps  5

Tacos de Pescado  beer battered halibut, corn tortilla, pico de gallo, cabbage, chipotle lime  5

Botanitas serrano ham guacamole, chile de arbol sauce, tomatillo sauce, pico de gallo & crispy tortilla chips 6

Papa Fritas  crispy french fries, garlic mojo  3

Tostada de Salmon  salmon salpicon, crispy tostada, pickled onions, radishes, jicama, cucumber, capers, lime & serrano chile cream  6

Barbacoa de Borrego  pulled braised lamb, red onion, radish, chile de arbol sauce on corn tortilla  5

Empanadas de Lechon  pulled pork, shalots, jicama, serrano, chile quajillo sauce  5

Torta Cubana  smoke pork loin, shredded pork, pickled onions, avocado, provolone, dijon mustard relish  7

Esparragos Asados  grilled asparagus, manchego cheese, serrano ham, ancho chile vinaigrette  5

saturday & sunday • 11:30am – 2:30pm

bebidas

Bottomless Mimosa freshly squeezed orange, jamaica, watermelon, tamarind or raspberry 12
Bloody Mary or Vigarita 11
Sangria 9
Kahlua Coffee  6
Micheladas or  Culebra  7   •   Chavela 6.5

acompañamientos

Handmade Corn Tortillas, Cotija Cheese Arepas or Warm Telera Bread 4 each
Fruta de la Temporada (seasonal fruit) 5
Huevos (two eggs any style) 4
Tocino (bacon) 4

huevos

Huevos Con Mole Y Chorizo sunnyside eggs, spanish chorizo, handmade corn tortillas, oaxaca cheese, black bean purée, mole sauce 15

Chilaquiles over-easy eggs, baked tortilla, shredded chicken, guacamole, queso fresco, sour cream, red & green sauces 14

Huevos Ahogados Con Salmon two poached eggs, smoked salmon, potato cakes, mix green salad, huitlacoche hollandaise 16

Torta de Huevo corn, black beans, spanish chorizo, bell pepper, spinach, oaxaca cheese & queso fresco omelette, blue corn tortilla, epazote & chile de arbol sauces 13

Huevos Con Carne stir fry sliced sirloin, blue corn tortilla, black bean puree, cotija cheese, sunnyside up eggs, chile de arbol sauce, corn pico de gallo 16

Ninos Envueltos caramel, strawberry & sweet plantain rolled-up pancakes, chocolate sauce, bacon, mezcal whipped cream 12

Huevos Revuletos scrambled eggs, lobster meat, halibut, scallops, asparagus, wild mushrooms, lobster tomato sauce on black bean & corn pancake 19

ensaladas y sopa

Ensalada de Lechuga butter lettuce, crispy bacon, radish, cherry tomato, queso fresco,chipotle & lime dressing 7

Ensalada de Arugula arugula, peaches, walnut crusted goat cheese, serrano ham, sweet chipotle dressing 8

Ensalada de Espinacas y Moras wild spinach, mixed berries, candied almonds, jamaica dressing 8

Soup of the day (ask server for details) 8

tapas

Botanitas serrano ham guacamole, chile de arbol sauce, tomatillo sauce, pico de gallo & crispy tortilla chips 10

Empanadillas de Lechon (2) shredded pork turnover, cured cabbage, tomatillo salsa 8

*Ceviche Mixto octopus, scallop, alaskan halibut, orange, red onion & rocotto chile, sweet plantain 16

*Ceviche de Camaron lime cured white shrimp, sweet habanero chile, sweet potato, coconut crisps 14

Esparragos Asados grilled asparagus, manchego cheese, serrano ham, ancho chile vinaigrette 11

Deshebra de Pato shredded duck leg confit, chipotle & onions, masa pelliscadas, manchego cheese, avocado & tomatillo salsa 13

Fundido de Queso melted oaxaca cheese, handmade blue corn tortillas wild mushrooms or chorizo 10/ mixed 11

antojitos (+ two fried eggs for 3)

Enchiladas de Huitlacoche huitlacoche, corn, queso oaxaca, black bean purée, chayote squash, cured red cabbage, squash blossoms, guajillo chile sauce 17

Pozole de Mariscos clam, mussel, shrimp, corn hominy, purple potatoes, lobster & tomato broth, crispy tortilla 13

Tacos de Carne pulled braised lamb wtih chile de arbol sauce • sliced ribeye, blue corn tortilla, cilantro & onion, pico de gallo & cotija cheese • carnitas w/ ancho chile salsa 13

Tostada de Salmon salmon salpicon, crispy tostada, pickled onions, radishes, jicama, cucumber, capers, lime & serrano chile cream 13

Torta de Lechon smoked pork loin, shredded pork, pickled onions, avocado, provolone, dijon mustard relish, yucca chips 13

Carne Asada grilled natural hanger steak, rancho gordo ‘purple runner’ bean and chorizo stew, avocado,spring onions and morita chile demi-glaze 18

*Atun Encostrado seared rare ahi tuna, coconut tuiles, jicama, radish, aji chile, chamoy chile drizzle 18

Hamburguesa Entomatada natural beef patty, tomato & sweet habanero marmalade, crispy plantain, oaxaca cheese croquettes, fries 13

Cazuela de Chocoyotes potato dumplings, wild mushrooms, serrano chile, asparagus, peas, pumpkin seeds, tomato coulis 17

 

*may be served raw

mon – fri, 11:30am – 2:30pm

tapas

Alcachofas marinated artichoke hearts, rocotto chiles, cherry tomatoes, mixed olives, shallots, garlic, extra virgin olive oil, telera toasted bread 10

Botanitas serrano ham guacamole, chile de arbol sauce, tomatillo sauce, pico de gallo & crispy tortilla chips 10

*Ceviche Mixto octopus, scallop, alaskan halibut, orange, red onion & rocotto chile, sweet plantain 16

*Ceviche de Camaron lime cured white shrimp, sweet habanero chile, sweet potato, coconut crisps 14

Esparragos Asados grilled asparagus, manchego cheese, serrano ham, ancho chile vinaigrette 11

Fundido de Queso melted oaxaca cheese, handmade blue corn tortillas wild mushrooms or chorizo 10/ mixed 11

Empanadillas de Lechon (2) shredded pork turnover, cured cabbage, tomatillo salsa 8

 

[ 2-Course Prix-Fixe: choose one Starter + Antojito for 17 or Platos Fuertes for 21]

starter

Ensalada de Lechuga butter lettuce, radish crispy bacon, cherry tomato, queso fresco, chipotle & lime dressing 7

Ensalada de Arugula arugula, peaches, walnuts, goat cheese, serrano ham, sweet chipotle dressing 8

Ensalada de Espinacas y Moras wild spinach, mixed berries, candied almonds, jamaica dressing 8

Sopa del Dia soup of the day 8

antojitos

Torta de Lechon smoked pork loin, shredded pork, pickled onions, avocado, provolone, dijon mustard relish, yucca chips 13

Tacos de Cayo de Hacha three crispy scallop tacos with cucumber, plantain, sweet habanero cream on a jicama tortilla 13

Tacos de Carne pulled braised lamb wtih chile de arbol sauce • sliced ribeye, blue corn tortilla, cilantro & onion, pico de gallo & cotija cheese • carnitas w/ ancho chile salsa 13

Hamburguesa Entomatada natural beef patty, tomato & sweet habanero marmalade, crispy plantain, oaxaca cheese croquettes, fries 13

Tacos de Pescado (3) beer battered halibut, corn tortilla, pico de gallo, cabbage, chipotle lime 13

Tostada de Salmon salmon salpicon, crispy tostada, pickled onions, radishes, jicama, cucumber, capers, lime & serrano chile cream 13

Quesadilla de Camaron y Cangrejo sautéed white shrimp & dungeness crab meat, oaxaca cheese, wild mushrooms, onions & roasted poblano chiles on a flour tortilla, cascabel chile sauce, corn, jicama, pico de gallo 14

Pozole de Mariscos clam, mussel, shrimp, corn hominy, purple potatoes, calamari, lobster and tomato broth, crispy tortilla 13

platos fuertes

Filete de Salmon seared skin-on loch duart salmon, black arborio rice, snap peas, saffron & sweet habanero sauce 18

Carne Asada grilled natural hanger steak, rancho gordo‘purple runner’ bean and chorizo stew, avocado, spring onions and morita chile demi-glaze 18

Enchiladas de Huitlacoche huitlacoche, corn, oaxaca cheese, black bean purée, chayote squash, cured red cabbage, squash blossoms, guajillo chile sauce 17

Pechuga de Pollo 8oz natural chicken airline, wild rice, asparagus, mushrooms, chile güero cream sauce 17

*Atun Dorado  seared rare ahi tuna, dried chile rub, coconut tostadas, jicama, oranges, radishes, green beans, cherry tomatoes, organic baby mix lettuce, aji amarillo chile sauce 18

Cazuela de Chocoyotes  potato dumplings, wild mushrooms, serrano chile, asparagus, peas, pumpkin seeds, tomato coulis 17

 

*may be served raw

5:00pm – close

acompañamientos – 4 each

Handmade Corn Tortillas  •  Cotija Cheese Arepas   •  Warm Telera Bread

tapas

~ frias ~

Ostiones En Su Concha  fresh, seasonal oysters in half shell, serrano chile  & cucumber vinaigrette, diabla cocktail sauce
(3) 8 • (6) 15 • (12) 28

*Ceviche Mixto  octopus, scallop, alaskan halibut, orange, red onion & rocotto chile, lime, sweet plantain  16

*Ceviche de Atun rare hawaiian ahi tuna, jicama, mango, taro root, cucumber, tomato, lime and serrano chile consommé  15

*Ceviche de Camaron lime cured white shrimp, sweet habanero chile, sweet potato, coconut crisps  14

Alcachofas marinated artichoke hearts, rocotto chiles, cherry tomatoes, mixed olives, shallots, garlic, extra virgin olive oil, queso fresco, telera toasted bread  10

Cangrejo y Aguacate fresh dungeness crab meat, avocado, shallots, chipotle aioli, citrus supreme salad  15

Botanitas serrano ham guacamole, chile de arbol sauce, tomatillo sauce, pico de gallo & crispy tortilla chips 10

~ caliente ~

Camarones a la Vara  four grilled, head on gulf prawn skewers, crispy tortilla, black bean purée, butter lettuce, chipotle aioli  13

Deshebra de Pato shredded duck leg confit, chipotle & onions, masa pelliscadas, manchego cheese, avocado & tomatillo salsa  13

Tostada de Salmon  salmon salpicon, crispy tostada, pickled onions, radishes, jicama, cucumber, capers, lime & serrano chile cream  13

Empanadillas de Lechon (2) shredded pork turnover, cured cabbage, tomatillo salsa 8

Calamares Salteados  sautéed calamari, mussles and chorizo, saffron, lime, purple potato, garlic aioli, crouton  13

Tacos de Borrego  pulled natural lamb, red onion, radish, chile de arbol sauce on corn tortilla  8

Tacos de Carne Asada (2) grilled sliced ribeye, salsa roja, pico de gallo and cotija cheese  9

Cayo Dorado  crispy scallop, cucumber, plantain, sweet habanero cream on jicama tortilla  9

Esparragos Asados  grilled asparagus, manchego cheese, serrano ham, ancho chile vinaigrette  11

Fundido de Queso  melted oaxaca cheese, handmade blue corn tortillas, wild mushrooms or chorizo 10/ mixed 11

ensaladas

Ensalada de Lechuga y Elote organic butter lettuce, corn, cotija cheese, chile ancho dust, serrano chile & garlic dressing  8

Ensalada de Arugula arugula, peaches, walnuts, goat cheese, serrano ham, sweet chipotle dressing  8

Ensalada de Espinacas y Moras wild spinach, mixed berries, jicama, candied almonds, jamaica dressing  8

Ensalada de Palmitos y Aguacate hearts of palm, avocado, frisee, orange, lime dressing  10

platos fuertes

~ mar ~

Arroz Con Mariscos lobster meat, scallop, halibut, black arborio rice, snow peas, plantain, epazote herb sauce  28

Cayo de Hacha maine day boat scallops, green rice croquette, wild mushrooms, english pea purée, lobster tomato sauce  26

Filete de Salmon skin-on loch duart salmon, english peas, potatoes confit , pearl onions, cascabel chile sauce  24

Caldo de Mariscos branzino fish filet, gulf prawns, clams, root vegetables, and spicy tomato broth  26

Pescado Con Pepitas pumpkin seed crusted halibut, corn truffle potato purée, chayote squash, guajillo chile emulsion  25

Enchiladas de Huitlacoche Y Mariscos prawns, crab, huitlacoche, corn, oaxaca cheese, black bean purée, chayote squash, cured red cabbage, squash blossoms, guajillo chile sauce 24  /  without prawns & crab 17

~ tierra ~

Chuleta de Puerco 10oz bone-in natural pork chop, fingerling potatoes, asparagus, spring onions, almond butter, morita chile jus  24

Asado 11oz grass fed rib-eye, chorizo, baby potatoes, artichokes, confit fennel, chimichurri sauce  30

Carne Asada grilled natural hanger steak, rancho gordo ‘purple runner’ bean and chorizo stew, avocado, spring onions and morita chile demi-glaze 23

Chorizo de la Casa house made pork & beef sausages, rancho gordo lima beans, spinach, chile de arbol sauce  19

Pechuga de Pato seared duck breast, wild mixed rice, spinach,  peaches, sweet & sour cherry sauce  24

Cazuela de Chocoyotes potato dumplings, wild mushrooms, serrano chile, asparagus, peas, pumpkin seeds, tomato coulis  17

 

*may be served raw

BITES  (w/choice of fries, mixed green salad or sautéed vegetables)

Chicken Tenders 6.5
Macaroni & Cheese
6
Burger w/Fries
8
Cheese Quesadilla
5.5
Fish & Chips
7

SWEETS

Fruit Plate  5
Kids Ice Cream  2.5

DRINKS

Apple JuiceMilkFresh Lemonade  2 each

POSTRES

Geletina de Guayaba guava panna cotta, mango culis peanut brittle tuille, mint syrup 7.5

Crema Catalana thyme custard, sangria heart, puff pastry sticks, lime cream 7.5

Torta de Manzana Y Platano caramelized apples and sweet plantain, walnuts, rum raisin ice cream, almond and vanilla crust 7.5

Pastel de Chocolate Con Platano ‘Macho’ flourless chocolate cake, caramelized plantain passion fruit almond tuile, mezcal créme anglaise 7.5

Helado de Horchata horchata (rice and cinnamon) ice cream, almond tuile 6

 

DRINKS

Moscato – don rodolfo, chile  7

Port – grahams six grapes  7  ~or~  grahams 10yr tawny, portugal  9

Café – organic oak wood roasted coffee  3.5

Espresso – single neopolitan espresso  3.5

Capuccino – single espresso, ‘leche espumosa’  5

Latté – single espresso, leche caliente  5

~ each additional espresso shot 1.5 ~

Chocolate Mexicano – mexican hot chocolate  4.5

Harney and Sons Tea – individual tea sachets  3.5

 

 

 

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