Sunday, Nov. 20 marked the re-opening of the original Cafe Hollander, located at 2608 N. Downer Ave.
The restaurant, which observes its 10th anniversary this month, was closed for just over two weeks to accommodate a series of upgrades and improvements including new hardwood flooring, an updated bar and new kitchen equipment.
Get a peek at the rejuvenated space in the Facebook live we did onsite earlier today.
New menu items
In conjunction with the remodel, Lowlands has also launched a new seasonal menu for all of its locations. We got a preview of a few of the new dishes, which pack a definitive comfort food punch.
Among returning favorites, you'll find the return of the BTB, the bacon, tomato and brie sandwich served on toasted French baguette with a side salad for $11.95 and the mushroom brie risotto featuring brie, arugula and chive oil for $14.95.
You'll also find new dishes like a braised ginger short rib bowl featuring braised short ribs with ginger soy glaze over black nerone rice pilaf ($15.95). There's also a new creamy seafood stew (pictured above) featuring mussels, shrimp, lobster and cod in a garlic cream sauce with roasted carrots, onions, mushrooms, peppers and zucchini ($16.95).
A chicken tater tot skillet includes chicken and roasted vegetables in garlic cream sauce topped with housemade cheddar whipped tater tots ($14.95).
There's also Aleppo chili sausage served with smashed roasted butternut squash and shredded roasted brussels sprouts with a tangy house-made Carolina barbecue sauce ($15.95).
Top it all off with a slice of Gulden Draak pecan pie featuring a deep dish crust, pecans and a filling infused with Gulden Draak ale ($6.95).