Friday, February 20, 2009

Tomorrow preempts today

Today's Soups are the Baked Potato Soup and a Ginger Carrot Soup (vegetarian).

Today's panini specials are Mediterranean Tuna Salad, a cold tuna salad featuring our olive tapenade, celery, scallions and very lightly dressed and the Apple Alexander, Granny Smith apple, honey and brie grilled on a ciabatta sub roll.

So about tomorrow.....

This coming Tuesday is Mardi Gras. And tomorrow being the last Saturday before Fat Tuesday, I thought it would be a nice treat to offer Beignets and Cafe au Lait to get everyone in the mood.

Beignet is simply the French word for deep fried pastry - a doughnut to you and me. In New Orleans the Cafe du Monde is open 24/7 cranking out gallons of chicory-infused cafe au lait and beignets - served in orders of three. Who wouldn't love a mouthful of this sweet, flaky confection? The jury is still out on whether I can taint our Barista's Blend with chicory.....

The reason I'm letting you know this a day early is not only to give you advanced notice, but I may be too busy tomorrow to blog anything but the specials.

Long before I met my friend Nick I heard about Nick's Mardi Gras parties. In the true spirit of Mardi Gras, the stories of great cocktails, outrageous food and general merriment are the stuff of local legend. This year I got one of the coveted invitations and, being a bit of a show-off, offered to make the King Cake.

So until next time, laissez les bons temps rouler!


Anne W. said...

I'll be there for the beignets and cafe au lait!