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, spinach, bacon, balsamic blood orange reduction – 5

shrimp and grits – GF
caramelized red onion, tomatoes, spicy cajun tasso cream, stone ground white grit cake – 7

sweet potato fries – GF V
vanilla-sugar coated with Peruvian pepper remoulade – 6

tomato tart – V
vegetable spring roll in a rice paper wrapper with fresh basil, avocado, red pepper, cucumber, brown rice, ginger glaze, peanut sauce – 5


small plates

local catch
designed daily by our chef – market price

grilled petite filet * – GF
Certified Angus Beef® filet, white cheddar yukon gold mashed potatoes, veal demi, truffle oil – 22

cast iron seared crab cake – GF
NC lump crabmeat, juilienne vegetable slaw, peruvian pepper remoulade – 17

taco duo
two naan bread tacos featuring hickory smoked pork belly and grilled shrimp (no substitutions) – 11

short rib
beef short rib, braised with Fishtowne Brew House Black Cat Milk Stout, Korean BBQ quinoa, caulini, cipollini onions, sesame-Thai chili sauce – 20

seared rare tuna* V –  GF
asian five spice rubbed local tuna, goma wakame, sesame seeds, soy-Tai-chili sauce – 18

gnocchi – GF
16/20 tail on shrimp, parsnips, cremini mushrooms, scallions, roasted red pepper coulis, teahive cheddar – 12

grilled rack of lamb*

grilled lamb chops, pan roasted asparagus, cremini mushrooms, roasted red pepper coulis – 23

big plates

sea and shore*– GF

Certified Angus Beef® 4 oz petite filet with veal demi, yukon gold mashed potatoes, asparagus and local catch  – 39

pork osso bucco (limited) – GF
slow braised lady edison pork shank, plantains, Peruvian peppers, spinach, roasted garlic parsnip cream sauce – 26

salads

caesar– V
chopped romaine heart, crouton, white marinated anchovies, olives, parmesan cheese, deviled egg – 9

spinach – GF V
caramelized red onion, toasted walnuts, smoked bleu cheese, pear vinaigrette – 9

add to any dish
Certified Angus Beef® filet, petite filet 15, rare seared tuna 12, crab cake 10, local catch (market), shrimp 9, lamb chop (single) 7


sweet endings

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

maple bourbon ice cream
dark chocolate, warm amarena cherries, vanilla bean whipped cream – 8

bananas foster – GF
fresh bananas & rum caramel sauce flambed table-side, served vanilla bean ice cream – 9

dessert sampler
enjoy a sample of the above three house made confections – 21