Our Menu

 

Flavor comes first at Aqua. We are proud to source many of our ingredients from premium local and regional producers. Our menu includes gluten and dairy free items, as well as vegetarian and vegan items. Substitutions are available as well for those with dietary concerns. Menu is subject to change.

300-square-tart-trio

 

tapas

bacon wrapped jalapeno – GF
pimento cheese, crispy bacon, greens, strawberry balsamic – 6

shrimp and grits – GF
caramelized red onion, tomatoes, spicy cajun tasso cream, stone ground white grit cake – 8

peruvian hummus – GF V
house – made hummus, peruvian sweet peppers, parmigiano reggiano, fried pita chips, crudites – 6

artichoke hearts – V
panko fried, preserved limon aioli, parmesan, honey-dijon glaze- 6

duck wings – GF DF
duck drumettes with asian five spice rub, gochujang sauce, napa cabbage slaw – 10

stuffed grape leaves – GF V
white rice, tzatziki, sweet pea mint puree – 5


small plates

local catch
designed daily by our chef – market price

grilled petite filet * – GF
wagyu beef tenderloin, yukon gold garlic mashed potatoes, veal demi sauce – 25

cast iron seared crab cake – GF
NC lump crabmeat, brown rice, sweet corn, poblano peppers, confit yellow tomatoes, dijon honey glaze – 18

cheese plate
assorted cheese, pheasant pate, marcona almonds, chef’s accompaniments – 24

shrimp risotto
sweet peas, local mushrooms, chevre, sunflower seeds, blackened grilled shrimp – 18

grilled rack of lamb* – GF
grilled lamb chops, artichokes, local mushrooms, peruvian peppers, sweet pea puree – 26

naan bread tacos
fresh local blackened tuna, sous vide pork belly, arugula, gochujang, thai-chili-lemon aioli, sesame, cucumber- 15

 

big plates

sea and shore* 
wagyu beef petite filet with yukon gold garlic mashed potatoes, pan roasted cipolini onions, local mushrooms and choice of :

local catch – 42, aqua crab cake – 38, grilled shrimp – 36

pork porterhouse (limited) 
grilled 12 oz porterhouse chop, gnocchi, Peruvian peppers, cipollini onions, pancetta in carbonara sauce with black summer truffle peelings – 37

beef short rib* 
braised angus beef short rib, roasted garlic mashed potatoes, sugar snap peas cipolini onions, oyster mushrooms, veal demi sauce  – 42

salads

caesar– V
romaine heart, croutons, olive – anchovy tapenade, parmigiano reggiano, deviled egg – 10

arugula salad – V
goat cheese, marinated cipolini onions, Peruvian peppers, toasted almonds, blueberry vinaigrette – 9

add to any dish
wagyu petite filet 23, crab cake 16, local catch (market), shrimp 11, lamb lollipop (single) 9


sweet endings

aqua’s signature crème brulée – GF
huge madagascar vanilla bean crème brulée – 12

chocolate torte – GF  V  DF
dark chocolate torte, toasted almonds, blackberry – orange coulis – 9

bananas foster – GF
plantains with a house – made rum caramel sauce over brown butter cake with french vanilla ice cream – 9

dessert sampler
enjoy a sample of the above three house made confections – 23