Top Hat Launches Globally Inspired Summer Menu

From the beaches of Mexico, Southeast Asia and the Mediterranean, to the Cajun Bayou and small town America — the Top Hat’s new summer menu draws flavors from places far and near. Now’s your chance to taste them all!

The Pan Seared Mediterranean Tilapia features house-made tabbouleh, fresh cherry tomato salad, a date chutney glazed tilapia and house-made pita. The pita is made fresh every morning with the direction of longtime Prep Manager, Brandon. If you like Mediterranean cuisine, you’ll also want to give the Harissa Lamb Burger a try!

A pet project of Sous Chef, Rosie, the Shrimp Aguachile appetizer is a beautifully plated layering of shrimp, cold roasted herb jalapeno broth, avocado, cucumber, red onion and tortilla chips. She enjoys it because it’s “simple, bright and has a slow burn to it.” 

Looking for options to fit your diet? Try the vegan & gluten free Sweet Potato Steak, Fresh Strawberry Salad, or Red Pineapple Curry. Senior Sous Chef, Thomas, worked with Head Chef, Craig, to rebalance the flavors and garnishes of past curry iterations to put a fun twist on a classic Thai offering. You also have a choice of chicken or shrimp with your curry.

If you’re craving tasty comfort food with a unique Top Hat spin, try the Blackened Chicken Caesar Sandwich, the brainchild of longtime Top Hat employee, Grant, or the Rotating Chef’s Specialty Fry.

The rotating fry is a fun special that challenges staff to be creative and allows everyone in the kitchen to have input and share ideas to create a mouthwatering end product like the Wisconsin White Cheese Sauce Smothered Fry w/ Lolo Locker Bacon.

Other menu additions include the Chicken Piccata, Jerk Steak Tacos, Pupusa, Cajun Shrimp Tacos, Pickled Avocado Chicken Sandwich, Baked Alaska, and the Peanut Butter Eclair – a dangerously delicious dessert from our pastry specialist, Carrie.

We could go on and on about the summer menu, but let’s be honest, reading about it only does so much. You have to try it for yourself!

Stop by soon to see why the Top Hat has consistently been voted by Missoulians as having some of the best food in Missoula. The Top Hat kitchen is open 11:00am-10:00pm, Monday-Saturday.

Shoutout to our multi-talented Front of House Manager, Beth Sutter, for taking all our food photos!