Cub Room Is Taking This Recession-Menu Thing a Bit Far

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If you thought JoeDoe’s “Madoff menu” or Shang’s “starving artist” menu were as cutesy as the names of recession specials were bound to get, you were so totally wrong. The Cub Room’s new $29 “stimulus package” prix fixe is jam-packed with items like Hard Balls in the Soft Economy, Low Credit High Spirit, and Strong Stomach for Stock Market Rollercoaster. Just, wow. The rest of the light-hearted, heavy-handed romp through our national crisis follows. Because when you’re out to eat, you really want to be reminded you’re not getting a bonus this year.

Recession Menu
Three-course dinner, $29 per person

THE NEW START

MEDIA ANALYSIS
Soup of the day

COUCH TOMATO IN GREEN DREAM SALAD
Mesclun greens with cherry tomatoes and English cucumbers

GET MORE – PAY LESS MIRAGE
Caesar salad with mini crab cakes

LOW CREDIT HIGH SPIRIT
Classic shrimp cocktail

THE BIG HOPE ENTRÉE

HARD BALLS IN THE SOFT ECONOMY
Roasted chicken with risotto balls sautéed in spinach garlic sauce

STRONG STOMACH FOR STOCK MARKET ROLLERCOASTER
Grilled rib-eye steak with creamed spinach and French fries

KILL THE MESSENGER- SALMON
Pan seared, lemon wight vine souse, shrimp risotto, haricot verte

STICK TOGETHER – MEAT BALLS
Fettuccini alfredo with Portobello and prosciutto meatballs

SEA OF UNCERTAINTY
Fruits of the sea – shrimps, scallops and lobster with lemon pasta


SWEET DREAMS – DESSERT

FORGET THE BONUS GET NUTS
Warm chocolate cake with toasted almonds

LIGHT AT THE END OF THE TUNNEL
Mixed ice-cream or sorbet

SOFT HEART IN THE HARD TIMES
Home made cheese cake with warm berry compote