Gertrude's Seasonal Menu | Desert Botanical Garden

OPEN DAILY 8 A.M.|7 A.M. FOR MEMBERS WED. & SUN.

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Gertrude’s Restaurant operates counter service during the week and table service on Friday nights and weekends.

Menu Subject to Change

Appetizers

Carrot & Beet Hummus | $12
V, GF
AZ Garbanzo + Roasted Carrot and Beet Purees + Carrot Top Pesto; Served with Raw Veggies + House Made Tortilla Chips

Elote Fritters | $13
GF
Corn + Cotija Cheese + Cilantro-Lime Aioli + Achiote

Fried Cauliflower & Shishito | $13
V, GF
Pickled Onion + Cauliflower + Sesame Seeds + Shishito Peppers + Scallion + Agave Sambal Drizzle

Paté Platter | $20/$14
Pure Pork Pate + Bread + Accoutrements: Pickle + Nuts + Dry Fruit

Crab and Kale Dip | $18
Crab Meat + Shrimp Segments + Old Bay + Mozzarella + Cream Cheese + Kale; Served with House Made Tortilla Chips

Smoked & Fried Tofu | $12/$7
V, GF
Achiote + Pipian Verde

Clams | $26
Garlic + Shallot + White Wine + Cream; Served with AZ Bread

Chorizo Baked Brie | $21
Local Chorizo + Corn-Nopales Relish + Tortillas: Corn or Flour

Salads and Such

Arugula Salad | $14/$9
GF, DF on request

 Walnut + Pomegranate Arils + Orange Segments + Black Pepper Feta + Pomegranate Vinaigrette

Lentil Salad Bowl | $14
V, GF
 
Red Onion + Tomato + Herbs + Achiote Roasted Sweet Potato + House Greens + Crispy Garbanzo + Orange-Sumac Vinaigrette

Farmer’s Soup | $13/$8
V, GF on request

Seasonal Celebration of the Flavors of Harvest; Served with Toast

Boar Pozole Verdé | $14/$9 
GF, DF on request
Braised Boar + Hominy + Cilantro + Onion + Cotija; Served with Corn Tortillas

Sonoran Shrimp Salad | $18
GF, DF

House Greens + Roasted Corn and Peppers + Tomato + Avocado + Crispy Tortilla Strips + Hard Boiled AZ Egg + Chilled Shrimp + Chili-Citrus Vinaigrette

Chicken Club Salad | $18 
GF on request
Chilled Chicken Breast, sliced + Croutons + Bacon + Tomato + Romaine + Onion + Shredded Swiss + Creamy Avocado Dressing

Shaved Root Salad | $13/$8
V, GF
House Greens + Shaved Root Vegetables + Golden Raisin + Sunflower Seeds + Sunflower-Thai Spice Dressing

Entrées

Duck Enchiladas | $29
GF
Duck Leg Confit + Fresh Pear + Queso Chihuahua + Blue Corn Tortillas + Sweet Red Chili Sauce + Refried Black Beans + Arroz Verde

Lamb Curry | $29
GF on request

Stewed Lamb Shoulder in Mild Curry Sauce + Lentils + Mint-Cucumber Relish; Served with Flatbread

Tamales | $24
GF, V on request
 
Corn & Hemp Tamales; Served with Mushroom Barbacoa + Calabacitas + Poblano Cream + Cotija + Crispy Tortilla Strips

Shellfish Jambalaya | $30
GF, DF
Clam + Crawfish + Shrimp + Tomato Sofrito + Cajun Spice Blend + Rice

Braised Beef | $32
GF

Roasted Vegetables + Chile Rojo Gravy + Micro Cilantro; Served atop Fingerling Potatoes

Green Chili Bacon Cheeseburger | $19 
DF/GF on request
Angus Patty + Green Chili + Applewood Bacon + Sharp Cheddar + Lettuce + Pickles + Red Onion + Tortilla Aioli + AZ Bun; Served with Fingerling Potatoes (sub GF Bun $3) (sub vegan AZ Tepary Patty $3)

Tortellini with Chicken & Mushroom Ragout | $25
|Cheese Tortellini + Locally Cultivated Mushrooms + Sliced Chicken + Creamy Ragout

Stir Fried Rice Noodles | $22
V, GF
 
Tamari + Snow Pea + Mushroom + Thai Basil + Sriracha + Bean Sprouts-Cabbage-Carrot Medley + Sesame Seed

Add Smoked and Fried Tofu $8                                    Add Sautéed Shrimp $10

**Scallops w/ Corn & Nopales | $38 
Jumbo Scallops, pan seared; Served with Roasted Corn Puree + Gooseberry-Blackberry-Nopales Relish + Corn Gremolata + Butter Sauce

**available after 4pm**

**Teriyaki NY Strip | $42 
DF, GF
Glazed NY Strip; Served with Sticky Rice + Wasabi Sauce + Bok Choy    

**available after 4pm**

 

SIDES and ADD-ONS

4 pc Smoked & Fried Achiote Tofu | $8 | GF, V
Bread Service w/ Butter | $8
5 oz. Sauteed Shrimp | $10 | GF
5 oz Chilled Chicken, sliced | $10 | GF
Roasted Vegetables | $7 | GF, V
Fingerling Potatoes | $8 | GF, V

 

GF: Gluten Free

V: Vegan

DF: Dairy Free

Hause Restaurant Group, owned by Alan and Chantal Hause, is the privileged operator of this noteworthy restaurant, located just inside the Desert Botanical Garden. 

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