Vin Avec Vous! French Wine + French Cuisine

Posted on: March 31st, 2019 by chef

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Domaine Guigal was founded in 1946 by Etienne Guigal in Ampuis, a small ancient village and cradle of the Côte-Rôtie appellation. It is home to a unique vineyard where wine and vines have been celebrated for 2400 years.

We are partnering up with our good friend TJ. Christie from Cutting Edge Selections to bring you a 4 course dinner featuring wines by E. Guigal Vineyards.

Date: April 19th, 2019
Time: 7p-9p

Price: $65 all inclusive per adult guest (*Plus Eventbrite fees)

What’s on the Menu?

Grilled baguette with smoked fontina & onion jam

Paired with: E. Guigal Cotes du Rhône Blanc

beef tartare with crostini’s, capers, pickled fennel & walnut pesto

Paired with: E. Guigal Tavel Rosé

Loin of lamb cassoulet

Paired with: E. Guigal Crozes-Hermitage Rouge

Creme Brûlée with blackberry compote

Paired with: E. Guigal Chateauneuf du Pape

Easter Brunch Buffet 2019!

Posted on: March 18th, 2019 by chef

Easter Buffet

Time: 10am-4pm
Adults: $35.00
Kids: (6–11) 12.00
(+ tax %20 gratuity)
5 & under eat free

OMG—add bottomless mimosas and Bloody Marys- only $25!


Belgian Waffle Station

Toppings: warm maple syrup, whipped butter, fresh berries,
caramel sauce, whip cream


Egg Station gf

Omelets made to order
Cheese: swiss, cheddar
Vegetables: wild mushrooms, onions, peppers, tomatoes, spinach
Meats: sausage, goetta, bacon, ham
Eggs: scrambled, over easy, medium or hard


From the Buffet line:

Salad Bar

local greens, spinach, dried cherry, candied pecans, grape tomatoes, croutons
cucumber, shaved carrot, chopped egg, bacon bits, cheddar cheese, gorgonzola, ranch
dressing, balsamic vinaigrette, house vinegar & oil

Fruit salad: gf

house cut fresh melon, pineapple and assorted berries

Chilled items: gf

smoked salmon, peel & eat shrimp, deviled eggs+ bacon jam

Accoutrements: gf

caper, egg, onion, herb cream cheese spread,
cocktail sauce, remoulade, crostini’s


cinnamon rolls, cherry crumble muffins, apple turnovers

The Carving Station:
certified angus prime rib of beef gf
brown sugar mustard crusted ham gf

horseradish sauce, au jus, orange mustard sauce gf

bacon, turkey sausage
hash brown potatoes
biscuits + goetta gravy

Main courses:
southern fried chicken

Oregon rockfish + spinach alouette + lemon buerre blanc gf

vegetable lasagna

The sides:

loaded Yukon smashed potatoes gf
caulilini + broccoli + carrot + sherry garlic butter gf

southern style green beans gf

Dessert Station

carrot cupcakes with cream cheese frosting gf
strawberry shortcake with whipped cream gf
Coconut caramel praline cheesecake
Apple crisp + whipped cream gf
White chocolate panna cotta
chocolate mousse cake
Key lime tartlet gf

Vegan Gourmet: a 4 Course All-Vegan Dinner for Earth Day

Posted on: February 26th, 2019 by chef

Vegan’s Rejoice!

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Date: April 22nd, 2019

Time: 7-9p

Price: $42 per adult guest all inclusive (*Plus Eventbrite Fees)

This year in honor of Earth Day here at Summit Park, we are hosting a 4 course Vegan Dinner to show that a vegan diet can also be gourmet prepared.


First Course:
Wild Mushroom Tamale with Cilantro Pistou and Corn Salsa

Second Course:
Vegan Butternut Squash Ravioli with Roast Vegetables and San Marzano Tomato Sauce

Third Course:
BBQ Jackfruit Sandwich with Avocado Slaw

Fourth Course:
Trio of Sorbets (Strawberry Black Pepper, Coconut Carrot, Cilantro Lime) with Quince Soup and Dried Apples

Spring Restaurant Week is almost Here!

Posted on: February 6th, 2019 by chef

Valentines Day 2019!

Posted on: January 23rd, 2019 by chef

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“All About the Boot” Wine Dinner, January 23rd

Posted on: December 19th, 2018 by chef

Mark your calendars, The Brown Dog is hosting a paired dinner featuring Italian wines curated by Maggie Reedy from Wine Trends, with a menu curated by Executive Chef / Proprietor Shawn McCoy.

Date: January 23rd, 2019

Time: 7-9pm

Price: $65 all inclusive *plus eventbrite fees

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We will begin the evening with a pour of Zardetto Private Cuvee Prosecco to welcome you for the evening.


1st Course . GF
Rosemary Caprese Skewer
Aged Balsamic, Tomatoes, Mozzarella, Basil oil

Paired with 2017 Inama Soave Classico, Veneto

2nd Course . GF
Butternut Squash Gnocchi, Fried Sage, Crisp Pancetta, Brown Butter, Marscapone

Paired with 2015 Vietti Perbacco Nebbiolo, Piedmonte

3rd Course
Veal Lasagna
Veal, Marinara. Mozz, Provolone, Ricotta, Lasagna Pasta

Paired with 2015 Rodano Chianti Classico, Chianti

4th Course . GF
House made Spumoni
Chocolate, Pistachio, Cherry Ice Cream

Paired with NV Cleto Chiarli Amabile Grasparosa Lambrusco, Emilia Romagna

Woodford Bourbon + Brown Dog, Event coming January 11th!

Posted on: November 30th, 2018 by chef

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We are kicking our special events off strong going into January of 2019, beginning with a bourbon & small plates collaboration between us and the fine folks at Woodford Reserve Bourbon.

Date: 1/11/2019

Time: 7-9pm

Price: $75 all inclusive *+ eventbrite fees

What is on the Menu?

We will welcome each guest with a bonus Manhattan cocktail made with Old Forester Bourbon, for you to enjoy while you get settled in.

1st course: . GF Sweet Chips + smoked brisket + bacon dip (scallion + beef + herbs + cream cheese + bacon)

paired with: Woodford Reserve

2nd course: . GF Smoked duck + cranberry rice cake + demi + toy box tomatoes

paired with: Woodford Reserve Double Oaked

3rd course: . GF Corn meal fried scallop + mole sauce + chimmichurri + grits

paired with: Woodford Reserve Rye

4th course: . Bitter sweet chocolate chocolate chip bars

paired with: Woodford Reserve Malt

New Years Eve at the Brown Dog Cafe 2018!

Posted on: November 30th, 2018 by chef

Auld Lang Syne!

Every year, we like to do something a little special for our guests on New Years Eve. 2018 is going to be no different, we have a 5 course dinner planned, as well as a special happy hour with Karaoke. Join us this year to see why the Brown Dog Cafe is consistently one of the best places to gather for the holidays.

*We are not going to have our regular menu available for this special event, no modifications please, we are sorry for any inconvenience that this may cause.*

Date: 12/31/2018
Time: 3-9pm
Location: The Brown Dog Cafe
Price: Early Bird seating (4-6pm) $50 per person (*+ tax, + grat)
Late Dinner seating (6-9pm) $65 per person (*+ tax, + grat)
*Drink Package can be added on for $30 per person

*Make your reservations early, this event always fills up fast!


Amuse Bouche:

Blue Corn Arepas + root vegetable + barbacoa + avocado salad + cilantro oil + crema + red pepper coulis . GF

First Course:

(Your Choice of one dish)

Triple cream brie + Jamon Seronna ham + tomato salad + aged balsamic reduction + raspberry coulis . GF sans crostini

Smoked garlic hummus + trio of tapenades (artichoke – olive – cucumber) + Blue Oven Bakery Crostini’s . GF Sans Crostini

Second Course:

(Your choice of 1 soup or salad)

My Mother’s Oyster Bisque . GF

Curried Carrot with Coconut Foam . GF

House Salad . GF
local lettuce + dried cherry + gorgonzola + spiced pecan + toy box tomatoes + balsamic vinaigrette

Catalina Shrimp Salad . GF
local lettuce + chopped tiger shrimp + bacon + tomatoes + red onion + cucumber + honey tomato vinaigrette

Fried Goat Cheese + Roast Beet . GF
roast beet + baby arugula + pumpkin crusted goat cheese + tomato + lemon basil vinaigrette + balsamic reduction

Entree Course

(Please choose 1 entree)

Petite Filet Oscar . GF
king crab meat + asparagus + parsnip puree + bearnaise sauce + demi glace

Chilean Sea Bass . GF
coconut scallion jasmine rice cake + baby bok choy + caulillinni + red pepper + roast carrot + ponzu vinaigrette

Shanks a Lot . GF
osso bucco + tomato gremalata + demi + lamb shank confit + minted English pea puree + fried spaghetti squash

Crab Stuffed Prawns . GF
rissole potatoes + boursin spinach + cauliflower cream

Rack of Lamb . GF
asparagus + burnt carrots + parsnip puree + mint sauce

Vegetable Wellington
asparagus + burnt carrots + parsnip puree + cauliflower cream

Dessert Course

(Please choose 1 item)

Grand Marnier Orange Sabayon + fresh berries . GF

Death by Chocolate . GF
espresso pot de creme + Angel’s Envy bourbon brownie + chocolate chocolate chip ice cream

Goat Cheesecake + rhubarb crisp tart

Baked Alaska (serves two)

mint chocolate chip ice cream + sponge cake + toasted meringue

Buy $100 get $20! Sale begins Cyber Monday!

Posted on: November 17th, 2018 by chef

Yes, you heard right…

This is the time of year that we want you to celebrate with us, so from 11/26 until 12/3 we are offering an extra $20 in Trade Certificates to anyone who purchases $100 in Gift Certificates. Treat yourself with a little something extra from us here at the Brown Dog Cafe!

This offer is only valid for in store gift certificate purchases, so be sure to stop in during regular business hours to grab yours while the deal lasts!

Northern Cincinnati Restaurant Week: November 12-18th.

Posted on: November 2nd, 2018 by chef

Enjoy 3 courses for $30 for dinner

This Special is only available for the prix fixe menu provided. We are sorry, but we ask no modifications or substitutions during the special

What’s on the Menu?


Crab Stuffed Mushrooms gf
East coast crab cake + baby portabella mushrooms
sizzling’ garlic butter + Chablis + asiago

Soup de jour (first or second course)

Brie Quesadilla gf
White corn tortillas + caramelized fennel
triple cream brie + strawberry jalapeno jam
pineapple salsa

Autumn Ravioli
butternut squash ravioli + candied walnuts
sage brown butter + lemon juice + crispy chard + asiago


Waldorf Salad gf
crisp romaine + cider vinaigrette + apple shards
raisins + celery + Jarlsberg Swiss + candied walnuts

Catalina Shrimp Salad gf
chopped tiger shrimp + toy box tomatoes
cucumber mint relish + bacon + red onion
honey tomato vinaigrette

Hot Slaw gf
shaved cabbages + bacon
sweet and sour hot dressing


Venison Marsala
sautéed scaloppini of venison steak
wild mushroom + marsala demi + herb linguine
crispy chard + parmesan

Duck! here comes your Filet gf
petite filet + potato pancake + boursin spinach
duck confit + demi + quail egg

*Seafood en Papillote gf
Baked in paper mahi + scallop + mussels
local fingerling potato + burnt carrot + broccoli
roast onion + garlic confit + herbs + lemon
Vermouth butter sauce