Lobster Eclairs at Sage

Shelley Mann, Columbus Alive

We've had a bit of a cold snap, but spring and summer are in sight. I got a taste of the future last night with Sage's new spring/summer menu. From the Starters menu, the Lobster Eclairs are a summery standout.

It's like a lobster roll morphed into dessert form. A lobster salad with big chunks of sweet lobster meat matches brilliantly with the flaky pastry of the eclairs. On top is a fennel-celery slaw and a citrus aioli.

A look at a few of the new menu additions:

Summer House Salad: arugula, blue cheese, grape tomatoes, asparagus, crispy salami, pepperoncini vinaigrette

Ohio Pork: Tomato-braised pork cheek, crispy risotto, fried pork belly, twice-fried plantain, saffron-bell pepper sofrito, avocado mousse

Ohio Chicken: Crawfish-stuffed chicken, andouille sausage-cheddar Johnny cakes, asparagus, spicy hot sauce-leek fondue

Lamb Loin: Seared lamb loin, duck confit bread pudding, shaved fennel slaw, orange emulsion

Skate Wing: Pan-fried skate wing, pickled shiitakes, cauliflower puree, grean beans, curry-vanilla emulsion

Sage American Bistro

2653 N. High St., North Campus