Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Met Bethesda Debuts a To-Go Menu, Making Dinner Plans Easy

From our friends at Met Bethesda...

Met Bethesda, located at 7101 Democracy Boulevard in Bethesda, MD, is pleased to debut its new “to-go” menu featuring American classics from the restaurant’s popular menu. One will find New England-inspired dishes, appetizers, snacks, and small bites which are cooked over an open wood-fired grill, plus sandwiches, burgers, salads, steaks, generous sides for sharing and dessert. Prices range from $6 to $16 for appetizers, salads and burgers and desserts and $12 to $36 for entrées.

Standout appetizers and snacks include a Duo of Tuna and Salmon Tartare served with taro chips; Crispy Coconut Calamari served with red jalapeños and crack sauce, as well as Met Truffle Fries with parmesan and sage. The to-go menu will also feature items from the Char-Bar, small bites seared over an open flame fueled by hickory and oak, including the BBQ Pork Belly with Korean BBQ sauce and pickled cucumber; Prime Tuna Sashimi with gochujang miso, jalapeño and yuzu ponzu, as well as Brown Sugar Beef with scallions, cilantro and sesames. Sandwich options include the Open Face “Something Natural” with hummus, cucumber, carrots, tomato, avocado, onion, sprouts, sunflower seeds and apple cider vinaigrette, served on oatmeal seven grain; Met Club Sandwich with chicken breast, bacon, brie, tomato, avocado, arugula and sweet mayo, served on sunflower grain, and Eggplant Caprese with fresh mozzarella, thick cut tomato, fried eggplant, pesto and arugula, served on ciabatta bread. All sandwiches are served with Cape Cod chips.

New England-inspired menu options include the restaurant’s signature New England Clam Chowder with bacon and chives; Lobster Roll fresh shucked lobster with kewpie, served with fries and coleslaw, as well as East Coast Oysters. Large salads are also ideal with choices such as the Green Guru with kale, avocado, broccoli, shaved carrot, spiced pumpkin seeds, cilantro, mint and green goddess dressing, as well as Burrata & Baby Arugula with cherry tomatoes, pistachio pesto, shaved parmesan and lemon vinaigrette. Standoutto-goentrees include Rigatoni Bolognese with pork, veal, beef and 12-hour sauce; Littleneck Clams Bucatini with prosciutto ends, garlic brown butter and pepper flakes; Togarashi Tuna with grilled sushi rice, avocado vinaigrette, uni aioli and tempura crunch; Filet Mignon, as well as Prime Bone-In Ribeye for two. To complement entrée choices, guests can order sides such as Sweet Potato Fries, Spinach, creamed or garlic; Brussels Sprouts with pecorino and garlic aioli and Loaded Baked Potato. For the sweet tooth, desserts feature Apple Pie with caramel sauce and vanilla ice cream, Seasonal Fruit Shortcake, homemade shortcake biscuit, fruit and whipped cream, Buttermilk Vanilla Bean Panna Cotta with blueberry compote and candied pecan crumble, as well as Brownie Sundae, fudge brownie with vanilla ice cream, candied pecans and whipped cream.

About Met Group:
Met Bethesda is the fifth restaurant from Kathy Sidell and her award winning Met Restaurant Group formed in 2004; a Metropolitan Kitchen and Bar which offers inspired American fare cooked over an open wood fired grill. Inspired by Sidell’s extensive travel, upbringing and lifelong passion for food, cooking and hospitality, the concept is earthy yet sophisticated. Located on the mezzanine level at Westfield Montgomery, the upscale shopping complex in Bethesda, Maryland, Met Bethesda boasts an impressive dining room with 120 seats and a unique 40-seat full service bar prominently located in the center of the restaurant, with an additional private dining room that seats 24 guests. Met Bethesda is the perfect place to meet at the end of a long day to connect with family or friends, a wonderful place for a Saturday family lunch or a mid-week business lunch, for a bite and a drink before or after a movie, romantic dinners, joyful gatherings and most importantly, an oasis for a hungry shopper.

Met Bethesda operates Sunday, from 11:30 AM to 9 PM (featuring brunch 11:30 AM to 3 PM); Monday through Thursday, from 11:30 AM to 10 PM, (bar open until 11 PM); Friday and Saturday, from 11:30 AM to 11 PM, (bar open until 12 Midnight). Met Bethesda is located at 7101 Democracy Blvd., Unit 3200, Bethesda, MD, 20817 (on the second floor next to ArcLight Bethesda Cinemas.) For more information please visit www.MetBethesdaMD.com or call (301) 767-1900.