How many ways can you think of to use pumpkin? Pie, of course, maybe cheesecake, oh, a soup. Well, Laszlo Molnar, who owns the Iron Skillet restaurant, has thought of way more than that, and is serving all kinds of pumpkin dishes from October 23 through the end of November.
Molnar makes a mean schnitzel (the best in this German town) and Hungarian dishes like goulash, but he's an inventive chef, too, and sometimes gives himself the chance to let loose. I think this menu is well worth trying--if you like pumpkin at all It includes:
Golden fried pumpkin purses
pumpkin soup with ginger cream
grilled pork tenderloin with Szechuan peppercorn pumpkin fries
pumpkin seed crusted trout with pumpkin softcorn pudding and sage brown butter
pumpkin and butternut squash ravioli with hazelnut butter
pan-seared scallops with pumpkin risotto and pumpkin seed vinaigrette
pan-seared duck breast with pumpkin spaetzle and cranberry glaze
pumpkin creme bruleee, frozen pumpkin souffle, pumpkin ice cream, pumpkin roulade, pumpkin cheesecake, and yes, pumpkin pie.
The Iron Skillet: 6900 Valley Avenue, Newtown. 513-561-6776