Winter Park’s Cask and Larder, the Southern Pubhouse, recently debuted a late night menu featuring some “Asian” influenced creations from the Japanese style Shoyu and Miso Ramen to Vietnamese Banh Mi sandwiches, all created with the careful attention to quality that the Ravenous Pig restaurant group has come to be known for.
I came by around 10:15pm on their debut night and the bar area where the menu is available was already packed with people. I ordered the Shoyu ramen (misspelled as Shyoyu on the menu?) which is a soy sauce based broth – the rift here on it was the delightfully crispy pork belly and a 60 minute sous vide egg, as well as house pickled daikon and collard green kimchi. The kimchi gave the broth a nice spicy finish and the ramen noodle soup itself was quite delicious. My favorite part of the dish was the excellent crispy pork belly!
By the time I finished my soup, around 10:45pm, the house had 86-ed (or sold out of) all their late night menu items. Quite the successful test venture with this menu, I’d say.
The Late night Menu – available only at the Bar
The Shoyu Ramen with 60 minute egg, pork belly, house pickled kimchi and daikon, kombu seaweed.