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Dinner: : Monday - Saturday

Reservations at Zen Forrest

Reservations

Reservations are recommended on Friday and Saturday evenings, and for parties with more than five guests.

Private dining room available.  Perfect for any business need or private celebration.*  Contact us for further information.

To make a reservation, please call us.

Hours of operation:

Monday – Thursday :     11:30 – 9:30
Friday & Saturday :     11:30 – 10:00
Sunday :     Closed


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Event Descriptions

Zen Forrest Happy Family Take Home Special Starting Tuesday, February 20, 2018!

Only available from 4 pm – 6 pm Tuesdays thru Thursdays

Feed a family of four for only $29.
($55 if ordered separately)

*** Carry out only ***

1 order of Zen Rolls (Vegetable Zen Rolls are available)

2 Whole Chicken breasts: Grilled or Breaded 1 pound
OR
Tofu Steaks 1 pound
Please choose a sauce for your Chicken or Tofu
(Sauce served separately to retain crispiness)
* General Tso’s
* Sesame
* Zesty Orange
* General Buffalo-think buffalo chicken with a general kick
* Korean BBQ
* Zen’s house-made Sweet and Sour

1 Large Zen Forrest house salad with choice of dressing
* Zen Forrest House
* Black sesame vinaigrette

1 large Green Goddess Rice or Vegetable Fried Rice Or Vegetable Lo Mein (Please choose one)

Cathy’s fresh baked Brownies – Enjoy a new flavor every week!


Chinese New Year!

Starters
Lucky Dumplings
Dumplings/pot stickers have been eaten during Chinese New Year for centuries because the shape resembles ancient Chinese money. The idea being that you will have fortune for the New Year

Lucky dumplings are filled with seasoned crab & pork then pan-fried served with ginger-red-vinegar 9.00

Spring Rolls
Although you can get spring rolls just about any-time, anywhere, it has been a favorite New Years celebration food since the Tang dynasty (600a.d.) Spring rolls were given as a gift to family and loved ones to usher in the coming of spring which is usually right at the beginning of the New Year.

Wild Mushroom Spring Rolls
Sautéed mushrooms (shitake, porcini, oyster, and enoki) bamboo shoots and carrots rolled into spring roll shell, fried until crispy, served with caramelized onion marmalade 9.50

Main Course
Crispy Pan-fried Whole Fish
The word fish in Chinese sounds a lot like the word Abundance. Which is what you want to have throughout the new year.

Pan-fried fresh Branzino (Mediterranean Seabass) sweet, mild and flaky, lightly seasoned and pan-fried, topped with ginger, scallions, cilantro, and Chinese celery then drizzled with a soy and sweet rice wine
Market Price

Happy Family
This is a classic American Chinese dish, how can you have a celebration and not have a dish called “Happy Family”

Happy Family
A happy union of, sliced chicken, sliced beef, jumbo shrimp, giant scallops, sliced roast pork and mixed veggies wok tossed in a Classic brown sauce 21.00

Longevity noodles
Noodles have been a part of Chinese culture for over 4000 years and are symbolic of a long healthy life. Long noodles (the longer the better) are eaten during celebrations and birthdays.

Don’t Cut Your Noodles!
Long-life Noodles
Wok tossed Yi-Mein noodles (yellow chewy noodles the spongy characteristic)wok tossed with shrimp, chicken, and roast pork with snow peas, and bok choy in a savory brown sauce 15.00

Desserts
Vanilla, red bean and green tea ice Cream cake
Peanut butter Tart
Deep Dark Chocolate Mousse


About this Class – Register HERE
Eat, Drink, and Paint!
It’s like a FUN ART field trip with your favorite Twisted Artists
There will be an additional $15.00 cover free collected the night of the event from Zen Forrest. This fee will be for ZEN’s Plated

Starters and Beverages below:
~ZEN Drinks: Includes 2 glasses of house wine, or Sangria upon arrival. Your second drink will be provided upon request while your painting session is underway.
~ZEN Plated Starters: Salmon Cake, Chicken Lettuce Cups, Zen Forrest Roll

No outside food or drink permitted for this event.

About this Class:
Please arrive approximately 30 minutes early to get smocked up, “wined” down, place your order in, and be ready to paint!

Questions about the event can be directed to the Painting with a Twist studio at 727-376-1112

SEATING: If you are coming with others and are making reservations separately, please indicate the name of the person you are sitting with OR a group’s name in the “Special Request” box.

AGE MINIMUM: This special class will be for ages 18 & up only.

PAYMENT POLICY: Payment is due at the time of the online reservation to guarantee your seat. Or call our studio to make a payment over the phone at 727-376-1112.

REFUND/CANCELLATION POLICY: ~ Cancellations 24 hrs prior to class will receive store credit. ~ Refunds will only be issued when a class is canceled by our studio. ~ Reservations paid by Gift Certificates will be re-issued to original Gift Certificate. NO SHOWS WILL NOT RECEIVE A STORE CREDIT OR REFUND. Painting with a Twist reserves the right to change the artist, or cancel a class for unforeseen circumstances.

Valentine’s Day Aphrodisiac Menu

ZEN FORREST

VALENTINES DAY APHRODISIAC MENU

Valentines Day is Wednesday, February 14th

This feast is made for sharing, each course (one plate of each) will be brought out one at a time.

Champagne toast for each couple

Course 1 – Love at First Bite

Velvety avocado mousse garnished with pistachio dust and micro greens

Puff pastry tart filled with roasted asparagus and gruyere cheese

Premium northern oysters roasted with parmesan-peppercorn cream sauce and

chives topped with caviar

Course 2 – The Picnic

Super fresh greens and sprouts for an energy booster

Tangerine ginger vinaigrette made with local honey with fresh morning picked local salad greens “Freedom House Farms” and assorted sprouts stuffed into a tomato basket

Course 3 – Love Nest

Alaskan halibut, sea scallops, jumbo shrimp and mussels with snow peas sautéed in ginger roasted red pepper cream sauce served in a crisp taro root nest

Course  4 – The Kamasutra

A pair of Filet Mignon medallions infused with spices inspired by the teachings of the Kamasutra (ginger, cardamom, nutmeg, cloves and honey) served on top of the medallions in an oyster cream sauce. Also served with maca and purple mashed potatoes

Course 5 – Un Bacio Appssinato (A passionate Kiss)

Chocolaté mousse cake with fresh strawberries, vanilla ice cream, sugar cookie hearts, and strawberry meringue kisses

Valentine’s Day Wednesday, February 14th

60.00 per person (Beverage, tax, and gratuity are not included)

Limited seating, call to make reservations 727 372 9545 *


Cooking Classes with Zen Forrest’s Chef Victor!

Our first class of 2018 SOLD OUT in record time!  Great news!  Chef has agreed to another cooking class.

February 17, 2018, 11:30 AM – 1:00PM

Zen Forrest, 4148 Rowan Road, New Port Richey, FL 34653

Register Here:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/cooking-with-the-wok-tickets-42510387714

Class Description

“Cooking With The Wok”.

Mastering how to cook with a wok is essential when it comes to Asian Cuisine. You will appreciate how quickly you can make healthy and delicious meals your entire family will love.

What you can expect from this class:

• Meet, ask questions, and talk with Chef Victor as he teaches you how to cook with a wok

• Explore the various types of woks available and how to pick the right one

• Understand what it means to season a wok and the importance of seasoning it

• Discover the various ways you can cook with a wok

• Uncover the tools you will need to make cooking with a wok successful

• Explore the various techniques needed to be successful with wok cooking

• Learn how to cook and prepare healthy meals with a wok by stir-frying or steaming

Everyone participating in this class will enjoy samples of the meals cooked from the wok during this class.

Reserve your seat now! Our cooking classes are extremely popular and fill up quickly.


 

“Get your Motor runnin’, Head out on the highway, Lookin’ for adventure And whatever comes our way…”
Born To Be Wild Steppenwolf

Sunday, January 28th 6 pm
Zen Forrest and Motor Works Brewing Beer Paring & Dinner
Motorworks Brewing, Bradenton’s first craft brewery, was co-founded by Frank and Denise Tschida. Bob Haa is the mastermind behind the beer. He grew up in Cullman Alabama then studied Biology at St. Mary’s College in Southern Maryland and Mycology at the University of Minnesota.

Lavender-honey-Turmeric Salad
Butter lettuce, figs, cottage cheese salad drizzled with local honey and turmeric dressing (Freedom House Farms) with Lavender Ale

Pepper Shrimp
Gulf shrimp marinated and sautéed fennel, onions and black pepper with angel hair pasta with Pulp Friction IPA

Tandoori Wings
Indian tandoori spice and yogurt marinated chicken wings roasted in the oven, with basmati rice with Intellectual Property Ale IPA

German Sausage burger
German style smoked sausage hand formed, smoked and grilled served on pretzel bun with fresh kraut and mustard with Cruiser Kölsh

Orange Soufflé
Classic airy soufflé made with oranges with Midnight Espresso

You need a ticket to get your Motor running
Tickets can be purchased at Zen Forrest:
By email: ccovelli@tampabay.rr.com
Over the Phone 727-372-9545

In Person at 4148 Rowan Rd NPR 34653
$46.00 per person. This price includes food, beer, tax and gratuity

Due to limited space, this event is a Non-refundable event


 

Zen Forrest welcomes Trinity Women’s League on January 31, 2018! Zen is proud to donate a portion of our plated tapas to the charity of Trinity Women’s League’s choice.
 
Explore the menu that Chef Victor has planned for the event:
Trinity Women’s League
Zen Forrest Tasting Plate
 
This tasting plate will also include one glass of
House Red or White
15.00 Per person
Zen Forrest will donate a percentage of tonight’s plated tasting plate to the charity of choice of the Trinity Women’s League.
 
Salmon Cake
Scottish salmon fish cake (think crab cake but with salmon) topped with avocado & lime sriracha aioli.
 
Chicken Lettuce Cups
Boston lettuce cups filled with wok tossed chicken and cashews
 
Zen Forrest Roll
Sautéed minced chicken and a medley of vegetables wrapped in an egg roll shell accompanied by our spicy lemon mustard dipping sauce
 
“Where East Meets West”
4148 Rowan Rd NPR FL 34653
727-372-9545

 

Zen Forrest New Year’s Eve Seven Course Tasting Dinner

All dinners include a Champagne toast

Every year Chef Victor has an amazing menu to ring in the New Year
Each person will enjoy each item on the menu
Join us this year to say goodbye to 2017 hello to 2018

New Years Eve Winter Tasting Menu

Oysters on the Half
Fresh shucked pristine Blue-point oysters served with lemon cucumber granita

Vietnamese Beef Carpaccio
Filet mignon crusted with spices (think pho) semi-cured, pounded thin and finished with medley of fresh Asian herbs, olive oil, lemon juice, cracked pepper

Winter Harvest Bisque
A rich and decadent bisque of winter gourds and root vegetables with a touch of cream and 10-year bourbon

Crispy Duck Dumpling
Crispy fried dumpling filled with roasted duck caramelized onions and red wine braised plums served with wilted baby kale and duck jus

Vibrant Salad
Fresh local handpicked greens, tossed in a lemon turmeric vinaigrette

Halibut Paella Parcel
Alaskan halibut cooked with saffron seasoned rice in a phyllo dough parcel with asparagus puree

Dessert

English Banoffee Tart
Sweet tart dough filled with a decadent dulce de leche, ripe sweet bananas and topped with rich layer of whipped cream and dark chocolate shavings

New Year’s Eve Sunday, December 31, 2017
45.00 per person

Reservations are needed due to limited space & non-refundable deposit of 25.00

Please call today to reserve your seat for this amazing menu & champagne toast
Call information 727 372 9545


Zen Forrest Peking Duck Feast
One Six pound Long Island duck per two people

Zen Forrest Garden Salad
Fresh greens served with red wine and walnut oil. Topped with Gorgonzola cheese

Peking Duck with Crepes
Indulge in crisp aromatic Peking duck skin and meat carved table-side and served with warm crepes, cucumbers, scallion slivers and sweet & savory plum sauce

Sautéed Shredded Duck with Leek
Braising preparations will begin for the duck legs while the breast meat is shredded then sautéed with fresh leek, ginger and shitake mushrooms, to be served with Jasmine rice

Red Braised Duck Leg
During your previous course, the duck legs were slow cooked in a savory sauce infused with cinnamon, anise, ginger, garlic and other spices.
Served with fall root vegetables

Chocolate & Orange Pie

Sunday November 12th 2017
By reservation only
Call today to get your reservation 727-372-9545

45.00 per person
Beverage, Tax, and gratuity not included
Because this event fills up so fast Zen Forrest requires a prepayment with your reservation.

The prepayment of 20.00 per person is a non-refundable deposit that holds your reservation.

This charge will be applied on the day of the event
Please make sure you can attend the event before you book.


Taste of Japan is coming to Zen!

Join us for a Japanese beer pairing dinner on Sunday, September 17, 2017.

Menu details coming soon!

Seating is limited.

Reservations for this event can be made by calling:   727-372-9545

Zen Forrest: Taste of Japan:
Food and Beer Pairing “Kaiseki & Bīru”

In the most traditional use of the word, Kaiseki, it is a highly formal, highly intensive multicourse meal using very expensive, rare and seasonal ingredients with intricate presentations.

Each Course will be paired with a tasting of beer (Bīru) from YOHO Brewing Company Nagano Japan Hosted by Levent Pancer from Microman Distributors.

Levent has over 13 years in the Brewery Hospitality Industry.

Appetizer
Wasabi peas
Fresh peas coated with wasabi tempura batter mixed with sugar, salt and lightly fried. The origin of wasabi cuisine has been clarified from the oldest historical records; it takes its rise in Nara prefecture.

Beer pairing: I’m Sorry Umami with dried Bonito (Umami IPA)

Main Courses
Tako-yaki
A popular street and bar food in Japan. Octopus cooked in a batter on a special dimpled griddle pan. Served with kewpie (Japanese mayo) takoyaki sauce, pickled ginger, scallions and bonito shavings
Beer pairing: Yona Yona (American Pale Ale)

Sushi Boat
Individual boats filled with an assortment of delicacies from the ocean
Beer pairing: Yo-Ho Sorry (Yuzu Salt Ale)

Kobe Steak
“Kobe beef” the wagyu breed of cattle fromKobe Japan makes up less than 1 percent of the beef that is marketed as Kobe beef in the U.S.

Such a special ingredient required a special presentation. The Kobe beef will be quickly seared table side on a hot stone served with special soy sauce, truffle baked potato and fresh local greens
Beer pairing: Yoho Aooni (India Pale Ale)

Tonkatsu Ramen
In recent years in the U.S. there has been a ramen craze, not for the cup-o-noodle or the 30 second instant noodles. Fresh ramen noodles served in a rich hearty pork bone broth with braised pork belly, nori, bamboo shoots, mushrooms, scallions, Ramen egg
Beer pairing: Tokyo Black (Porter)

Matcha Kabuki Cake
Kabuki is the traditional Japanese classical drama which started about 400 years ago. It is known for its very stylized acting and the elaborate makeup worn by the actors. The word kabuki means “singing and dancing”. It also means strange and different, to be outside what is normal. With that in mind: Layered green tea sponge, pistachio feuilletine, white chocolate buttercream, and macha mousse
Beer pairing: Suiyuobi No Neko (Belgium Style White Ale)

6:00PM Sunday September 17th 2017
Reservations only

62.50 per person (tax, gratuity other beverages not included)

This event has a limited number of seats please be advised that due to this all cancellation must be made 72 hours before the scheduled event or you will be charged a cancellation fee.

Please check with management about this fee.

Call for more information 727 372 9545


Retro Zen Father’s Day Celebration

Father’s Day is Sunday June 18th Join us for:  Retro Zen! The Throw Back

A Classic American-Chinese Menu to Celebrate Father’s Day.

Reservations are not necessary but strongly recommended. 727-372-9545

Starters

Get Old-Schooled- PuPu Platter for Two
Shrimp toast, shanghai spring rolls, spare ribs, teriyaki beef skewer bacon & pork stuffed fried wontons, sweet and sour pork 16.00

Egg drop Soup
Traditional egg drop soup (minus the food coloring) 4.00

Main Course Choices:
All entrees include fresh crispy noodles and “duck sauce” aka plum sauce, steamed rice or fried rice

Shrimp and Lobster Sauce
Classic American Chinese dish. Shrimp wok tossed in our classic white sauce, garlic, ginger, fermented black beans and eggs 13.00

Kung Pow Chicken
Marinated chicken wok tossed with broccoli, water-chestnuts celery and onions in Kung Pow spicy sauce topped with wok roasted peanuts 12.00

Egg Foo Young with Your Choice of: Pork, Chicken, Shrimp or Veggie’s
Sprouts, eggs and mixed vegetables and your choice of one of the above proteins, fried into patties and finished with gravy 13.00

Orange Beef
Flank Steak marinated battered & fried then Wok tossed in a Zesty Orange sauce. Served with broccoli and steamed rice 13.00

Chop Suey with Your Choice of Steak or Chicken
Sliced marinated steak or chicken wok tossed with bean sprouts, local mixed veggies and water-chestnuts in a thick sauce 12.00

Dessert
Green tea and honey cheesecake 5.50
Smore’s in a jar: layers of house made Graham cracker cake, marshmallow fluff, chocolate pudding and topped with bourbon marshmallows 6.50

Happy Father’s Day from all of us here at Zen Forrest

Sunday June 18th
Open 11:00am to 5:30pm


 Zen Forrest and Barley Mow Brewing Company want to celebrate beer week with you with a special menu and some amazing beers!

Join us ‪Wednesday March 8th at 6pm for‬
6 Beers and 5 courses

Chef Victor is sourcing local farms for this special event and pairing each course perfectly with an amazing beer from Barley Mow Brewery.

Everyone gets a beer to start off the night‪! Arrive by 6 PM‬ and get a special aperitif beer!

Beer Pairing Menu
Shanghai Roasted Beer-Wings
Chicken wings marinated with ginger, anise, hoisin, white pepper and slow roasted in the oven, with steamed broken rice

Citrus Beer Dressing Salad
Fresh greens and fennel from “Freedom House Farms” roasted golden and bulls blood beets finished with a Barley Mow beer vinaigrette

Szechuan Duck Confit
A French classic prepared with Szechuan peppercorns and lots of garlic with duck fat poached new potatoes from “Freedom House Farms”

Malaysian Beef Sliders
Local grass-fed beef from “Providence Cattle Co” gently simmered for hours in a dry curry. A preparation that is one of Malaysia’s most well known dishes. Served in a steamed bao (Asian bun) garnished with fresh kaffir lime leaf and scallion slivers and roasted beef bone marrow

Blueberry Baklava
First of the season blueberries from “Starkey Blueberry Farm” in Trinity, layered between phyllo, local wildflower honey, and fresh goat cheese from local farm “The Dancing Goat‪”‬

Wednesday, March 8, 2017, 6PM
45.00 per person includes:
6 beers, 5 courses, tax and gratuity!

This event is has limited space and tickets need to be pre-paid and are non-refundable.

Zen Forrest ‪4148 Rowan Rd New Port Richey‬

Please call for your ticket 727-372-9545

SUPPORT LOCAL FARMS:
EAT LOCAL, DRINK LOCAL


Valentine’s Day Is Tuesday, February 14, 2017.  Make reservations for our SPECIAL Aphrodisiac Menu:

This feast is made for sharing; each course (one plate of each) will be brought out one at a time. 

Course 1

Lovers Embrace

Savory pistachio-basil-horny goat weed panna cotta with roasted tomatoes.Puff pastry tart filled with roasted asparagus and gruyere cheese .Premium northern oysters roasted with parmesan-peppercorn cream sauce and chives topped with caviar

Course 2

A Picnic in the Garden

Super fresh greens and sprouts for an energy booster.Tangerine ginger vinaigrette made with local honey with fresh morning picked local salad greens “Freedom house farms” and assorted sprouts served in a tomato basket

Course 3

Aphrodite’s Offering

Caramelized sea scallops with a creamy saffron sauce, herb butter poached prawns, Pan-seared snapper with Szechuan scallion pesto, angel hair vermicelli

Course 4

The Kamasutra

A pair of Filet Mignon medallions infused with spices inspired by the teachings of Kamasutra (ginger, cardamom, nutmeg, clove and honey) on top of the pair is an oyster cream sauce with maca and purple mashed potatoes

Course 5

Dolce Baci

Chocolaté mousse cake, blueberry sorbet, fresh strawberries, chocolate crunch component,whipped cream, edible flowers, white balsamic strawberry and basil seed coulé

Valentine’s Day Tuesday February 14th

Champagne Toast is included

60.00 per person Beverage, tax, and gratuity are not included

Limited seating call to make reservations or for more information

727 372 9545

Zen Forrest

Where East Meets West 


 Chinese New Year – The Year of the Rooster!

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Zen Forrest will have some specials to celebrate!  Mark your calendars and set your alarms, the Chinese New Year Specials will run from January 27th – February 2, 2017.

The specials you can expect to see are traditional Chinese New Year dishes designed to bring good luck, good health and wealth!

Starters

Lucky Dumplings

Dumplings / pot stickers, have been eaten during Chinese New Year for centuries because the shape resembles ancient Chinese money.  The idea being that you will have fortune for the New Year

Lucky dumplings are filled with seasoned crab & pork then pan-fried served with ginger-red-vinegar  9.00

Spring Rolls

Although you can get spring rolls just about any-time, any-where, it has been a favorite New Years celebration food since the Tang dynasty (600a.d.) Spring rolls were given as gift to family and loved ones to usher in the coming of spring which is usually right around the beginning of the new Year.

Wild Mushroom Spring Rolls

Sautéed mushrooms (shitake, porcini, oyster and enoki) bamboo shoots and carrots rolled into spring roll shell, fried until crispy, served with caramelized onion marmalade 9.50

 

Main Course

Crispy Pan-fried Whole Fish

The word fish in Chinese sounds a lot like the word Abundance.  Which is what you want to have throughout the new year.

Pan-fried fresh Branzino (Mediterranean Sea Bass) sweet, mild and flaky,  lightly seasoned and pan-fried, topped with ginger, scallions, cilantro, and Chinese celery then drizzled with a soy and sweet rice wine Market Price

Happy Family

This is a classic American Chinese dish, how can you have a celebration and not have a dish called  “Happy Family”

Happy Family

A happy union of, sliced chicken, sliced beef, jumbo shrimp, giant scallops, sliced roast pork and mixed veggies wok tossed in a Classic brown sauce  21.00

Longevity Noodles

Noodles have been a part of Chinese culture for over 4000 years and are symbolic of a long healthy life.  Therefore long noodles (the longer the better) are eaten during celebrations and birthdays.

Don’t Cut Your Noodles!

Long-life Noodles

Wok tossed Yi-Mein noodles (yellow chewy noodles the a spongy characteristic)wok tossed with shrimp, chicken, and roast pork with snow peas, and bok choy in a savory brown sauce 15.00 

Desserts

  • Vanilla, red bean and green tea ice Cream cake
  • Neapolitan Cake
  • Peanut butter Tart
  • Deep Dark Chocolate Mousse

 


 

3rd Annual Hawaiian Luau

Our third annual Hawaiian Luau. This dinner will be served Luau style (buffet) with community seating. A Luau is a gathering of family and friends to enjoy savory food, and great times. So grab you’re aloha shirt, muumuu, “pa’u” or sarong and join us on August 28th at 5:30.

Pricing and menu are below.

Hawaii is the newest of the 50 U.S. states (Aug 21, 1959) and is the only U.S. state to be made up entirely of islands.  It is a melting pot of cultures from around the world, with influences from the Chinese, Filipino, Japanese, Koreans, Portuguese and America to name a few

Menu

Kalua Pork – Traditionally a whole pig is seasoned, wrapped in banana or ti leaves and slow cooked, buried in the ground with fired river rocks for almost a whole day.  My version will be encrusted in sea salt and slow cooked in a special oven (county code prohibits burying of food under parking lots)

Lomi Lomi Salmon – A traditional Luau dish of cured salmon, tomatoes, and onions

Ahi Poke – Poke is the combining of Hawaiian and Japanese taste for fresh raw fish.  It is considered local food or “local grind” Ahi Tuna, seaweed, scallions and cucumbers

Poi – Taro Root Mash – Taro is the potato of Hawaii.  Taro is so important it is said to be “the elder sibling to Hawaiian people” “A life force”

Musabi – A popular local snack food usually consisting of spam, sushi rice, and nori

Hawaiian Fried Rice – Here’s one example of Chinese/Hawaiian melding. Traditional fried rice with pineapple, onions and house made Chinese bacon.

Huli Huli Chicken – Hawaii’s very popular barbeque chicken

Seaweed Salad – Your salad does not have to always come from the ground.  Hawaii’s abundance of pristine coastline provides locals with a variety of sea vegetables.  A medley of seaweeds tossed with cucumbers and light miso dressing

Hawaiian Sweet Rolls – Dinner rolls sweetened topped with a pineapple butter

Christmas Flower Haupia – Coconut custard sweetened with local Tampa honey

 Sunday August 28th  5:30pm ~ Reservations only

 45.00 per person plus beverages, tax & gratuity

727 372 9545 zenforrest.com


Retro Zen
The Throw Back
A Retro Chinese Dinner Menu to Celebrate Father’s Day

We've GotSomething SpecialCooking' For Father's Day!Starters

Get Old-Schooled- PuPu Platter for Two

Shrimp toast, shanghai spring rolls, spare ribs, teriyaki beef skewer bacon & pork stuffed fried wontons, sweet and sour pork 16.00

Egg drop Soup

Traditional egg drop soup (minus the food coloring)             4.00

All entrees include fresh crispy noodles and “duck sauce” aka plum sauce, 

steamed rice or fried rice

 

 

Shrimp and Lobster Sauce

Classic American Chinese dish. Shrimp wok tossed in our classic white sauce, garlic, ginger, fermented black beans and eggs 12.00

Kung Pow Chicken

Marinated chicken chunks wok tossed with broccoli, water-chestnuts celery and onions in kung pow spicy sauce topped with wok roasted peanuts 12.00

Mongolian Beef

Marinated sliced steak wok tossed with ginger and scallions in brown sauce topped with crisp rice vermicelli  12.00

Mushu with your choice of Pork, Chicken, Shrimp, or Veggie’s

Wok tossed shredded cabbage, carrots, bamboo shoots served with steamed crepes and plum sauce  12.00

Chop Suey with Your Choice of Steak or Chicken 

Sliced marinated steak or chicken wok tossed with bean sprouts, local mixed veggies and water-chestnuts in a thick sauce 12.00

Dessert

Green tea and honey cheesecake  4.75

Guinness cake topped with a Bailey’s Irish Cream Frosting   4.50

Happy Father’s Day from all of us here at Zen Forrest

Sunday June 19th

Open 1pm to 6pm


 

Monday Night PHO

Zen Thursday 6 2 16 CanvaEvery Monday night from 4pm to 9pm (for a limited time) we will be featuring this special menu in addition to our full dinner menu 

Start your meal off with our fresh Vietnamese Summer Roll, and then choose what kind of PHO you want 

Appetizer

Vietnamese summer roll filled with the fresh vegetables, rice vermicelli and herbs served with a peanut sauce

Choose which type of PHO you want:

 Beef Pho 

Fresh rice noodles in a large bowl of rich beef consommé spiked with herbs and spices and layered with thin slices of braised beef short rib and sliced steak served with onions, scallions and cilantro

 

Veggie Pho

Fresh rice noodles in a vegetarian broth made with mushrooms and vegetables, rich and savory topped tofu, fresh spinach and greens and mushrooms

 

“Gumpho”

Fresh rice noodles, in a chicken and beef broth spiked with Cajun herbs and spices Andouille sausage and Cajun blackened chicken and okra

 

Menudo Pho

Fresh rice noodles, in a Mexican style beef broth, spiked with Mexican herbs, spices, roasted guajillo, and ancho peppers with tripe and beef short rib, and hominy. Finished with fresh chopped cilantro, onions and lime

 

 Seafood Pho

Fresh rice noodles in a seafood and shrimp broth with mussels, squid, shrimp and fish garnished with fresh onions, cilantro and scallions

13.50 Plus tax and Gratuity


The Perfect Storm

2nd Annual Big Storm Tasting

SUNDAY, MAY 22, 2016
5:30PM
Zen Forrest – Big Storm Brewery
Beer Pairing & Dinner

Course 1
Wild Red Shrimp Ceviche
Wild caught Argentinean red shrimp cooked by the acids of citrus juices, blood orange, lime, calamondin orange, with fresh herbs and olive oil with garlic boiled potato

Course 2
Roast Oysters Pontchartrain
Roasted oysters topped with a Cajun sauce of mushrooms, crab, shrimp and Cajun spices and seasoning then roasted again

Course 3
Poutine
Poutine is a French-Canadian dish of potato fries topped with cheese curd and gravy. Our fries will be topped with beer braised short rib, and reduction of the braising liquid and fresh local curds from Pam Lunn “the dancing goat farm”

Course4
Duck Chorizo Tacos
House made duck sausage with chorizo spiced, wrapped in fresh made corn tortillas with lettuce, tomatoes, and queso

Dessert
Drunken Munchie Bread Pudding
IPA crème brulee, an IPA bread pudding with caramel popcorn, pretzels, candied peanuts, chocolate chunks and bacon

Ride The Wave!Catch the Storm Sunday May 22, 2016 5:30 P.M.

To ride this Wave you must have a ticket

Tickets can be purchased at Zen Forrest:
– By email: ccovelli@tampabay.rr.com
– Over the Phone: 727-372-9545
– In Person: 4148 Rowan Rd NPR 34653

$48.75 per person. This price includes food, beer, tax and gratuity

*** DO NOT MISS OUT! LIMITED TICKETS AVAILABLE ***
Due to limited space this event is a Non-refundable event

For directions and other contact information, please visit the contact us page.

*PLEASE NOTE:  A fee will apply for any outside cakes/cupcakes or other desserts brought into Zen Forrest.  As well as a corkage fee for outside wine.  Please call for more information, or ask your server for details.

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