A Winter Trip in Italy

Italian Menu

Seafood and farm forward cooking

Starters

Farmer’s Market SaladPreTheatre_Early-Bird-Menu_Halifax
our salad is inspired by what we found at the farmer’s market this week

Root Vegetable & Smoked Ham Hock SoupPreTheatre_Early-Bird-Italian-Menu_Halifax
caramelized sea scallops | maple balsamic gastrique 13 GFO

Burrata con Antipastiitalian-menu-Halifax
ciro’s handmade burrata, torched | fig & onion jam | honeyed bosc pear | caprese | spicy yellow beans | grilled king oyster mushroom 13 GFO

Lobster Bruschettaitalian-menu-Halifax
handmade grilled focaccia | sweet pea, basil, and lemon ricotta | buttered lobster | fennel & pea shoot salad 14

Land & Sea Charcuterie Board
housemade terrines, sausages, pates, & cured items using locally sourced meat & fish… served with garden preserves, chutneys, & l.f. baguette 17 GFO

“Fishcake”
chives’ classic potato crusted fishcake | cape breton snow crab, cucumber, & baby green salad | avocado crema | tomato jam 12 GFO

N.S. Mushroom & Asparagus TartletPreTheatre_Early-Bird-Italian-Menu_Halifax
creamed greenhouse asparagus | maritime gourmet mushrooms | pecorino | crisp cheddar crust | pea shoots 12 V

From the Sea

The Dayboat Fish DishPreTheatre_Early-Bird-Menu_Halifax
serving the freshest selections of what our local suppliers catch

“Risotto di Mare”italian-menu-Halifax
smoked haddock, mussel, coldwater shrimp, leek & pecorino risotto | grilled sea scallops | olive oil poached salmon 29 GFO

Crusted Pan Fried Haddock
caper beurre noixette | triple cooked potatoes | pernod marinated mussels | spinach velouté | braised fennel 24 GFO

From the farm

Braised Beef Brisket “Milanese”PreTheatre_Early-Bird-Italian-Menu_Halifax
roast corn, parmesan, & browned butter polenta | sweet peas | charred tomato | gremolata | asparagus | barolo, beef & tomato sauce 27 GFO

N.S. Lamb Bolognaise with Gnocchiitalian-menu-Halifax
fresh potato gnocchi | san marzano tomatoes | ciro’s fresh mozzarella | baby greens | cream | parmesan 24 VO

Pasta

Free Range Chicken TetraziniPreTheatre_Early-Bird-Italian-Menu_Halifax
braised n.s. chicken & mushroom tagliatelle | double smoked bacon | croutons | pecorino 21

Squash AgnolottiPreTheatre_Early-Bird-Italian-Menu_Halifax
handmade roast squash & ricotta ravioli | wild mushrooms | brussels sprouts | browned butter | 12-year aged balsamic vinegar | sage | pinenuts | taleggio 24 V (add carmelized sea scallops 14)

Sweets

Dark Chocolate Espresso Layer CakePreTheatre_Early-Bird-Menu_Halifax
spiced valley cherry | white chocolate chantilly cream 10

Chocolate Cherry CannoliPreTheatre_Early-Bird-Italian-Menu_Halifax
ricotta filled fried Italian pastry | chocolate ganache sauce |amaretto ice cream 8

TiramisuPreTheatre_Early-Bird-Italian-Menu_Halifax
traditional style with mascarpone, espresso, & lady fingers 9.5

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Tables of 10 or larger will have an 18% gratuity automatically added to the bill.

chives menu
Join us for a weekend of romance, as we celebrate Valentine's Day Week this
February 14th through 17th!

See our specials here, call for a reservation,
or just walk-in!
Valentines Day 2019
A Winter Trip in Italy
Italian Menu