small Plates & Tapas                                                                              

 

TOMATO BRUSCHETTA - roma tomatoes, fresh garlic, lemon and basil. served on toasted south union focaccia. 6.95

 

MELON AND PROSCIUTTO CROSTINI - Imported prosciutto, fresh melon and chevre, drizzled with honey on toasted focaccia. 7.95

 

POLENTA FRIES - crispy fried polenta sticks served with remoulade dipping sauce. 5.95

 

BLUE CHEESE CROSTINI - maytag blue cheese, honey and roasted walnuts. on toasted SOUTH UNION focaccia. 8.95

 

SMOKY CHIPOTLE HUMMUS - garbanzo beans, chipotle chilies, cilantro, lemon juice and tahini. accompanied by warm pita points.  7.95

 

POMME FRITES - crispy fries tossed in garlic, white truffle sea salt. served with a sriracha ketchup. 4.95

add soft egg. $2.00

 

QUESO FUNDIDO – baked QUESO BLANCO, SPANISH CHORIZO AND MOZZARELLA. SERVED WITH FRESH HOUSE FRIED CORN TORTILLA CHIPS. 6.95

 

TRUFFLED MUSHROOMS  - button mushrooms sautéed with garlic, white truffle oil and madeira wine. 6.95

 

PASTRAMI EGG ROLLS – HOUSE MADE DELI PASTRAMI  EGG ROLLS SERVED WITH OUR MUSTARD SEED DIPPING SAUCE. 8.95                                                  

 

PUERCO PIBIL TACOS - slow roasted pork marinated in citrus, achiote & patron tequila. Served on 3 corn tortillas with fresh pico de gallo. 8.95

 

TILAPIA TACOS – PAN SEARED TILAPIA FILETS SERVED ON  3 CORN TORTILLAS WITH A HOUSE MADE MANGO SALSA. 8.95

 

CHEESE AND OLIVE EMPANADILLAS - spanish manchego cheese and kalamatta olives baked in puff pastry. 8.95

 

SPICY MEATBALLS (ALBONDIGAS) - handmade with minced pork and beef. sautéed in a spicy salsa de tomate 7.95

 

SEAFOOD BRIE ENCROUTE - brie cheese topped with a blend of shrimp, crab and spinach; then baked in puff pastry and served with fresh fruit. 9.95

 

PANKO CRAB CAKES - freshly baked cakes with crab and shrimp, encrusted in panko and parmesan. served with a remoulade sauce. 9.95

 

CHICKEN AND CHORIZO BROCHETTES -  chicken breast and spanish chorizo  with  red onion and green pepper in a cilantro lime marinade. 9.95

 

 

Salads

 

BLACKENED SASHIMI TUNA SALAD* - cooked medium rare. served over mixed greens tossed in lemon vinaigrette. served with a soy hot mustard 14.95

 

BRONZED CHICKEN SALAD - sliced bronzed chicken fanned over mixed greens and tossed in a mediterranean vinaigrette with red onions, tomatoes, cucumber.  topped with feta cheese. 8.95

 

ROASTED PEAR SALAD - roasted bartlett pears and maytag blue cheese served over mixed greens with a toasted walnut vinaigrette. 8.95

 

 

Sandwiches

 

BLACKENED CHICKEN SANDWICH - tender chicken breast, blackened then topped with sautéed onions and peppers on south union focaccia. Served with basil aioli  8.45

 

STEAK & EGG SANDWICH – MEDIUM RARE HANGAR STEAK SERVED OPEN FACE WITH LETTUCE, ONION, TOMATO AND A SOFT EGG. 10.95

 

ITALIAN SANDWICH - coppa cola, mozzarella, red pepper and mayo on south union focaccia.  8.45

 

CHICKEN CAESAR PITA - lightly seasoned breast of chicken served a top spring mix tossed in caesar dressing with tomato and grated parmesan  8.45

 

CRANBERRY BRISKET SANDWICH - beef brisket slow roasted in cranberry and tomato sauce on a kaiser roll  7.95

 

VEGGIE BURGER - a housemade vegetarian patty with pecans, mushrooms, and sweet bell peppers, served on a kaiser roll with basil aioli 8.95

 

BLACKENED TILAPIA SANDWICH -  blackened tilapia filet  served on south union focaccia with creole mayo. 9.45

 

sandwiches served with pomme frites, fresh fruit or mediterranean chickpea salad

 

 

Large plates                                available 5 pm to 10 pm

 

HANGER STEAK*  -  8 oz. hanger steak cooked medium rare with a creamy whiskey and mushroom sauce. served with roasted new potatoes and garlic basil toast. 18.95

 

 

 

OPENING HOURS

 

MONDAY-THURSDAY

11am - 12am

​FRIDAY-SATURDAY

11am - 2am

closed sunday

ADDRESS

 

428 East Locust
Des Moines, IA 50309
continentallounge@yahoo.com

T  /  515-244-5845

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