Food & Drink

Restaurant News: New Options at Westport Café, Jax Fish House & Filling Station

New dishes join the menus at Westport Café & Bar and Jax Fish House while The Filling Station gets a sweet boost from Doughnut Lounge.

Westport Café & Bar is shaking things up. Four months after General Manger Kevin Mouhot and Executive Chef Romain Monnoyeur became co-owners, the restaurant is launching six new and updated menus. Created by Monnoyeur, changes include the menus include completely new dishes as well as tweaks to some existing favorites, plus new brunch cocktails, a revamped happy hour menu and an expanded wine list.

A few of the new additions at the top of our to-try list: Escargot with bacon, mushroom and panko; chilled Blue Point oysters with chili oil and kaffir lime; duck breast with carrot and orange puree and sauce bordelaise; fettuccine with shrimp, crab, tomato and squid ink; and chocolate mousse. Joining the brunch cocktail lineup is a breakfast daiquiri of white rum, lime, orange, sugar and vanilla; a paloma; an Americano; and the WCB Milk Punch, a mix of cognac, Demerara sugar, banana milk and grated nutmeg.

Westport Cafe’s new fettuccine with squid ink

Jax Fish House also added new dishes. The midsummer creations focus on fresh, seasonal ingredients and include steamed mussels; chilled corn bisque; Taku River Sockeye served with grilled watermelon, soba, mint avocado, peanuts and fish caramel; and a peaches and waffle sundae.

Jax’s Taku River sockeye

Add another reason to love The Filling Station to your list: The coffee shop’s three locations will now offer guests fresh Doughnut Lounge doughnuts on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday mornings. Deliveries are starting with one dozen classic doughnuts and one dozen signature doughnuts, but more of the treats will likely start being delivered in the new few months.

Doughnut Lounge is also collaborating with Messenger Coffee Company, which owns all Filling Station locations, to create a custom house-blend espresso that will continually be offered to Doughnut Lounge guests. The espresso is expected to launch in mid-August.

In other restaurant news, Michael Corvino will open his first restaurant with wife Christina in the Crossroads at the beginning of 2017. The arts district will also be home to Chewology, a dumplings and noodles concept currently trying to raise $20,000 on Kickstarter.