Creative Arts Painting Party

984272_10153179413057962_5356616933886583011_n10246832_10153179547417962_2405568038492928729_n11013476_10153179546977962_5945834254491837416_nA wonderful group of women celebrated Caitlin’s and Meredith’s birthday Saturday night with a Painting Party led by Susan Sieber of Creative Arts (creativeartsinc.org).

Susan provided everything from paints & paintbrushes to canvases and easels as well as really amazing instructions.  The resulting paintings were really good and the creativity of each participant shone through in the finished paintings.

Judging by the laughter and smiles–a good time was had by all.  Sound like fun?  Contact Creative Arts and ask for details!

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Laissez les bons temps rouler!

We will be opening at 11am on Tuesday with lots of PACZKIS and GUMBO!  Stop in and enjoy a bowl of Chicken and Andouille Sausage Gumbo over Rice with a Beer Biscuit followed by a Paczki- a whipped cream and fruit filled pastry. Sooo scrumptious!  We will also have Beignets and a King Cake or two.  Hope to see you tomorrow!
For those wanting to continue the celebrations– it’s Big Bad Voodoo Daddy at Raue Center Wednesday at 7pm!  Tickets start at $28.And, one more thing!  Located right around the corner from Raue Center in the mall, check out Enlightened Balance  and their new schedule of events!  (Just click on the link)
Lunar New Year-2/19/15

Celebrate with us on Thursday. Its the Year of the Goat/Sheep so we will start with Goat Cheese on Toast followed by Rice Noodles and Peanut Sauce with Sesame Chicken Meatballs and Asian Slaw. Dinner service begins at 5pm and the cost is $12.
This Week’s Lunch
William is making his famous Curried Carrot Soup as I type this.
I had him make extra Italian Sourdough on Saturday so I could use it for my own version of Muffuletta Sandwiches that I will start when I finish typing.  They will be vegetarian with cheeses, grilled veggies, olives, artichoke hearts, giardiniera and more! I know–not traditional, no meat and no sesame seeds, but I think it will be good nonetheless.
There will be Lemon Garbanzo Bean Salad, too.
Game Night and More
It’s the Third Friday this week so stop in for GAMES!  Not sure what will be in store for us this week, but I will be talking to Game Meisters to see what’s up for Friday.We will have Haddock, as usual, Grilled or Fried with Fries or Veggies beginning at 5pm.Saturday, we are back on Flatbreads and Small Plates.Special Breakfast notes–again by popular demand–we will have Sausage Rolls and Chocolate Croissants instead of Chocolate Brioche (at least for awhile)!  Available both Saturday and Sunday.

Thanks to all who celebrated with us Saturday Night, so many new faces!  It seemed like a good time was had by all! Thanks to William for shucking all those oysters! Due to popular demand I will be making the biscuits featured in the dinner again tomorrow and also reprising the Gumbo and Rice– serving from 11 til 6.

The next Wine Dinner is Saturday, March 7th at 7pm and will feature  recipes from Les diners de Gala, a cookbook by Salvidor Dali.  We will be limiting seating to 24 people so make reservations early! The menu will include a seafood mousse, beef roast and an amazing dessert with wine pairings by Keogh of Heritage Wines.  If you have any dietary restrictions, just give us a call to see if we can accommodate you.  And, not a wine fan?  No problem!  There’s a reduced price for you.

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IT”S VALENTINES AND MARDI GRAS ALL MIXED UP TOGETHER!

SUCH AN EXCITING WEEK COMING UP!
Read on to find all the details of Saturday Night’s Valentine’s/Mardi Gras Wine Dinner!

All week Lunch Specials:  Vegetarian Scotch Broth (Barley & Lots of Vegetables) and Cobb Salad Sandwiches (Bacon, Smoked Turkey, Avocado, Nichols Farm Lettuce and Special Cobb Spread)

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Get Lit(erary)
is Thursday Night! Dinner starts at 5pm and is Heart-Shaped Cheese Ravioli with Meat Sauce (or Red Sauce) with Salad and Bread. $12.  At 7pm members of WSRep will start with a hilarious story by Théophile Gautier, a 19th century French poet, dramatist, novelist, journalist, and art and literary critic. Then we will finish Diane Baia Hale’s play, “The Wisdom of Serpents.” The playwright will be here to fill you in on Act One in case you missed it as well as to sign copies of her play.

Friday Night Haddock either English Style or Grilled with Sautéed Fresh Veggies.

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In celebration of MARDI GRAS,  we will have our famous

CREAM AND FRUIT-FILLED PAZCKIS

  FRIDAY, SATURDAY AND TUESDAY! And, don’t forget to order your KING CAKES!

And VALENTINE’S DAY is Saturday!

We will be serving breakfast from 9:30-noon. Our Specials for the Day will include French Macarons, Coconut Macaroons dipped in Chocolate, Frosted Sugar Cookies, Frosted Gluten-Free Cookies, Baby Flourless Chocolate Heart Cakes and more.  If you have your heart set on something, please call to reserve it or place a special order.
As a special favor to you last minute shoppers, TRISKELE MOON will be here with her lovely adornments.  There is sure to be that perfect piece for your loved one–and, of course, for yourself!
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Please join us for our
 VALENTINES/MARDI GRAS WINE DINNER!
SATURDAY, 2/14, 7pm

(Loaded with Lots of Aphrodisiacs!)

1st–Oysters Rockefeller served with Mas de Lavail, Terre D’Ardoise Blanc, (100% Carrignan Blanc) is a fresh and supple wine with fine aromas of white flowers and citrus melded with spicy notes. The mouth is round and very well balanced. Production is 2000 cases.

2nd–Shrimp and Andouille Gumbo and Rice with Barbera d’Asti (100% Barbara d’Asti) – a young, fresh, fruity wine nicknamed “Baby”. It’s delicate and fruity on the nose and palate. 10,000 cases produced.

Intermezzo–Enjoy one of our famous Sazeracs and Smoked Almonds

Dessert–Bananas Foster and Ice Cream and our own “special” Truffles served with Birbet. Made with 100% Brachetto del Roero, it is ruby red and perfect for Valentine’s! The nose is intense and fruity and the flavor is soft, sweet, and well balanced by acidity making this wine very drinkable.

The cost is $55.00 per person for dinner and all beverages.   

And, we do accommodate special dietary needs–just let us know by Friday. 

Does not include tax and tip.  Please call for reservations.
All wines will be available for purchase Saturday night at a substantial discount!
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IT’S FEBRUARY!

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.

FEBRUARY 3-8

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.

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This month’s Dinner and Wine Tasting, Saturday, 1/24 at 7pm.

To start:
Warm Shrimp and Spinach Salad  served with Cono Sur Reserve Sauvignon Blanc 2013.

January is traditionally our Cassoulet Dinner so that
will be our main course.  Mine is a blend of Julia Child’s recipe and Anne Willan’s from The Country Cooking of France (Thanks, Greg!) A rich combination of bean, pork, lamb, and sausages baked with goose fat and other flavorings, it is always a favorite.  It will be served with Bluegrey, a wine Keogh discovered on her trip to Spain.

Next, Keogh’s Cocktail will feature Square One’s Organic Basil Vodka.

For Dessert, simple Tarte Tatin served with Ayala Champagne.

As always, we do need reservations, so give us a call.  The price, $55,  includes dinner and beverages but not tax and tip. All tasted beverages will be offered for sale at a discounted price.

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TONIGHT!
Artichoke Hearts,  Mushrooms & Spinach MACARONI &CHEESE
Throw in some BACON if you like!
Tonite beginning at 5pm. With Green Salad and Bread-$12.00
Have dinner and a drink before WSRep Improv!

That’s Right!  It’s
IMPROV NIGHT!
Every Third Thursday @ 8:30 (Doors at 8p)

$10 at the Door

Okay…you’ve been in your house an extra week due to snow. The kids are back in school (finally) and you need a night out. Here it is. Laughs…local…affordable…alcohol.

Do it.
FRIDAY NIGHT!
IT’S GAME NIGHT!

Join us for a table of
Cards Against Humanity
AND
Letters from Whitechapel-
an intriguing game centering on Jack the Ripper.
Come on in at 730.
Better yet, come early for
DINNER!
Fish and Chips,
Grilled Haddock with Fresh Sautéed Vegetables

or Mushroom Crepes.  All dinners are $12.  Service begins at 5pm.

SATURDAY-
BREADS, BEIGNETS AND FLATBREADS
Lots of breads for you to choose from, beignets, chocolate brioche and our Saturday Breakfast until noon, then comes lunch til 5pm and finally Flatbreads and Crepes!

SUNDAY
Breakfast til 2
Lunch from 12-3.

This month’s Dinner and Wine Tasting is on Saturday, 1/24 at 7pm.

To start:
Warm Shrimp and Spinach Salad  served with Cono Sur Reserve Sauvignon Blanc 2013.

January is traditionally our Cassoulet Dinner so that
will be our main course.  Mine is a blend of Julia Child’s recipe and Anne Willan’s from The Country Cooking of France (Thanks, Greg!) A rich combination of bean, pork, lamb, and sausages baked with goose fat and other flavorings, it is always a favorite.  It will be served with Bluegrey, a wine Keogh discovered on her trip to Spain.

Next, Keogh’s Cocktail will feature Square One’s Organic Basil Vodka.

For Dessert, simple Tarte Tatin served with Ayala Champagne.

As always, we do need reservations, so give us a call.  The price, $55,  includes dinner and beverages but not tax and tip. All tasted beverages will be offered for sale at a discounted price.

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Warm Up at Le Petit Marché This Month!

Try our specially blended Sumatran Coffee as well as Black, Green, and Herbal Teas all Organic, Fair Trade- a bottomless cup while you’re here.
Hot Chocolate, too!
Healthy Soups, Sandwiches, and Salads every day
Dinners: Thursday – Saturday
Breakfast: Saturday & Sunday

This Month’s Highlights
Get Lit(erary) is early this month
Thursday, January 8,  7pm
We are reading a fascinating (and timely) play by Diane Baia, “The Wisdom of Serpents.” *
Act 1 is this month and Act 2 is February 12th.

Game Night

Friday, January 16 , 730pm
Could it be Cards Against Humanity?

Our annual Cassoulet Dinner

this year paired with
Heritage Wines
Saturday, January 24, 7pm
reservations only

In honor of the German setting of “The Wisdom of Serpents” (this month’s Get Lit(erary) reading) the Mac & Cheese offering on 1/08
is Cheddar & Beer Mac & Cheese with Cauliflower and
w/wo Sausage.
We will be serving two soups everyday: your favorite Tomato and our weekly specialty soup, this week’s is Roasted Squash with Curry.

Meals:

SOUPS this month–Roasted Squash; Mulligatawny: French Onion; Duck
PASTA THURSDAY–Variations on Creamy Mac and Cheese all month.
FRIDAY FISH & SATURDAY FLATBREADS
CRÊPES–We are adding crêpes to the AFTER 5 Menu Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays this month, beginning Friday, January 9.
Check our weekly email or Facebook for particulars.

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SPECIAL OFFER All Bubbly on Sale!

BOGO Sparkling Wines!
Buy one at regular price, get one 25% off!
35% off every bottle of Champagne!

Stop in to get ready for New Year’s
We have amazing sparkling wines to add to your celebration–not the run of the mill ones, of course–but selections sure to add a bit of glamour to the party!
Sale prices start at $9. but only while supplies last.

And, there’s not much time to order goodies for the 31st and 1/1/15! William will be making extra bread for Wednesday–Do you need baguettes or Bread Bowls for dips?  We are closed on Monday so call this weekend!  We will open from 11 til 6 on Tuesday, 12/30 and from 11 til 7 on Wednesday, 12/31; then we will be closed on 1/1/14 and reopen from 11-9 on Friday 1/2/15 for lunch and our fish dinner beginning at 5pm .

Do you know about our New Year’s Eve Crepe Dinner from 5pm to 7pm?  Join us for your choice of  Chicken, Spinach and Mushroom Crepes or Spinach, Mushroom & Cheese Crepes served with bread and salad for $12.  Stop in for a bite to eat before you start your holiday celebration.
Reservations are a good idea.

And, finally, there’s a new delivery of RED popping corn from Nichols Farm, too!

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Merry Christmas from All of Us at Le Petit Marché

 

It’s Monday and we are open!  Holiday hours are:

Open Monday and Tuesday, 12/22-& 23 -11-6
Open Wednesday 12/24–11-4:30
Closed Thursday and Friday 12/25 & 26
Open as usual Saturday and Sunday 12/27 & 28
Closed Monday 12/29
Open Tuesday 12/30 11-6
Open Wednesday 12/31 11-7
Closed Thursday 1/1/15
Open Friday 1/2/15 11-9

WINE SALE!  ALL WINES ON SALE THROUGH 4:30 12/24!  BUY ONE GET ONE OF EQUAL OR LESSER VALUE FOR 40% OFF!  THIS INCLUDES BUBBLY SO STOCK UP NOW FOR NEW YEAR’S EVE!

This weekly lunch offerings are New England Chowder and Chicken Salad on Brioche Buns.  The Stuffed Baguette is Mushrooms, Peppers and Muenster.  We always have the Grilled Cheese and Banh Mi!  And this week’s salad is Gluten Free Greek Style Pasta  with Veggies!

And, speaking of New Year’s Eve–we will be serving a special dinner from 5-7 on the 31st.  Join us for your choice of  Chicken, Spinach and Mushroom Crepes or Spinach, Mushroom & Cheese Crepes served with bread and salad for $12.  Stop in for a bite to eat before you start your holiday celebration.

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Christmas Is Coming!

TEN DAYS TO GO!  Pecan Balls in the case. Gingerbread Cookies  decorated.  Scones are made: Cranberry Cardamom, Orange Spice, and Triple Chocolate!  Stollen and Baklava on the list for today.We will be open on Tuesday, 12/16, 11-6,  Monday, 12/22, 11-6. and Tuesday, 12/23, 930-5.  Closed 12/26.

THIS WEEK’S HIGHLIGHTS
Lunch
Soup of the Week is Black Bean Chili;  Salad is Chopped Veggies with Creamy Maple Syrup Vinaigrette, and this week’s Sandwich of the Week is Chicken Breast with Cranberry Mustard. 

Listen to 105.5 Thursday morning between 730 & 930 for a big surprise–well. at least I think it will be cool!
PASTA THURSDAY-5PM-SPAGHETTI AND MEATBALLS!

with salad and bread, $12.  Reservations recommended since no matter how many meatballs I make, it never seems to be enough! And, it is Get Lit Thursday!

 

GET LIT(ERARY) THURSDAY 7PM

Our Christmas “Program”  Join Ela, Ivan, Mike, Rick, Phil, Norma, Radka, William & Dawn for this fun evening,

Last chance for Jewel Green Stamps for Pioneer Center.  Please turn them in by Friday.


GIFT IDEAS available Right Here
Wine, Coffee, Cheese and More! Read ON!
There are still spots available for LPM’s Wine Club!  Call for info.

LPM Gift Certificates are always a hit!

Wonderful Art by Local Artists: Jewelry, Pottery, Photography, Silks and Much More!

BOOKS!  We have copies of Crystal Lake, Incorporation of a City, 1914-2014 by Rick Copper and Robin Pendergrast.
And, more copies of “The Wisdom of Serpents” by Diane Baia have arrived. FYI–this is the Get Lit(erary) selection for January and February.
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