Between the storm and the Super Bowl, much of my enthusiasm is in short supply so I hope this email is not too boring!
First of all, thanks to the Heinz family, Crystal Lake Montessori and especially Miss Greta Heinz for all her help last week as she interned here to fulfill a 7th grade requirement. We all had so much fun!
Another busy month is here so I will try to include all of the month’s highlights so you can plan ahead.
For Valentine’s we will have Flourless Chocolate Cakes, Walnut Brownies, Frosted Cookies and Macarons–all Gluten Free– as well as Pazckis, and other goodies.
For Mardi Gras, Tuesday, February 17th, WE WILL BE OPEN! We will have Fruit and Cream Pazckis, Beignets and Gumbo for lunch–both vegetarian and non!
And Wine Club Members–The February offering should be available this weekend. FedEx has the cheese; the wine will also arrive this week. And, we will be offering a new sign up for the wine club with delivery beginning in April. Current members have the first option, then, if there are any openings, I will let you know.
This week’s excitement is Game Night and the opening of “Married Alive” at Raue Center.
Lunch specials for the week are Black Bean and Espresso Chili; Hummus and Carrot Sandwiches and Chicken Salad Sandwiches; and Chopped Veggie Salad with Janet’s Spicy Maple Syrup Vinaigrette.
For Dinner–Thursday’s Pasta will be Gnocchi with Blue Cheese, Mushrooms and Bacon Garnish. Each dish is made to order so if you prefer we can leave out the blue cheese and bacon!
Friday and Saturday will feature our regular menu. The crêpes will be Buckwheat Crêpes with Broccoli and Mushrooms. You will have plenty of time to eat before “Married Alive”* too! And, sip a glass of bubbly for $4 before the performance starts.
Game Night begins at 7:30 Friday. Depending on the Game Meisters -Ivan Evert for one- there’s usually a Cards Against Humanity table and also another intriguing role playing-type board game (Ivan’s bailiwick). Stop in for some fun.
Saturday is Bread Day–by request, there will be Greek Olive this week as well as our other delicious breads. We will be serving Breakfast til noon and then Lunch with Dinner after 5.
Sunday Breakfast is served from 9:30-2; Lunch is available from 12-3.
*Opening Friday 2/6–Directed by Gina Belt –Get Lit(erary)–with scenic design by our own Bill Schmiel. Married Alive! is a funny and touching new musical that peers into the lives of two married couples, one newly wed and one oldly wed. From babies to empty nests, job stress to domestic bliss, it’s face-paced and acerbic. Married Alive! Is a hilarious, caring outrage, and all it takes is four actors and a piano to go on this journey from Niagara to Viagra. Tickets available–click here.
OTHER UPCOMING EVENTS:
Thursday, February 12th, is Get Lit(erary). We will be finishing up Diane Baia Hale’s “The Wisdom of Serpents.” Dinner is at 5pm; readings begin at 7pm.
We will be serving our Fruit and Cream Pazckis beginning Friday, February 13th and continuing through Tuesday February 17th.
Saturday, February 14th, is our Valentine’s/Mardi Gras dinner. We planned the meal to incorporate some aphrodisiacs into the foods. Appetizers are Oysters Rockefeller; the Main Course is Shrimp and Andouille Gumbo with Rice. Enjoy a Sazerac before dessert–Bananas Foster over Ice Cream garnished with our own “special” Truffles. All the courses will be paired with wines–except the sazeracs!–so give us a call and make your reservations. The cost is $55.00 for everything but tax and tip.
The second Game Night of the month is Friday, February 20th.