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Friday, March 30, 2012

Friday Specials

the Sundance - sun-dried tomato tapenade, hummus, cucumbers, and greens on our health toast
Grilled Cheese on sourdough
Creamy Tomato Basil Soup
Spring Broccoli Soup with mustard croutons

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

wednesday specials

spicy jack and spicy jeremy
chicken tortilla soup
sourdough grilled cheese
creamy tomato basil soup
and introducing the carnival marshmallow!

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

tuesday specials

spicy jack and spicy jeremy
chicken tortilla soup
sourdough grilled cheese
creamy tomato basil soup

Sunday, March 25, 2012

The best bourbon that isn't

About a month ago, long time customer, friend and occasional benefactor Jim N. was having breakfast at the Cafe and told me about a review of Black Walnut Bourbon he was doing for foodandwineblog.com. Not being a huge fan of the black walnut, it appealed to me as a potentially interesting ingredient rather than a libation. That impulse was borne out in Jim's review.

A bottle of Dancing Pines Distillery's Black Walnut Bourbon Liqueur appeared on my desk just a few days later. What a delightful surprise (and I seriously hope Jim doesn't expect to get it back because I'm a little smitten!). DPBW is a bourbon-style liqueur that is quite tasty although a bit sweet and the strong, musky taste of black walnuts is subtle but distinct.

I've got a long list of things to try with my one precious, hand-crafted and numbered boutique bottle of booze. Among them barbecue sauce, congealed salad and buttercream frosting.


But today we have Black Walnut Cupcakes and they are fabulous! Bourbon liqueur replaced the liquid in the cake recipe and a little splash in the ganache - how could this go wrong? Oh, my. These are soooo much better than "not wrong"!

Unlike the ubiquitous sweet, fluffy cupcakes that giggle "lick me", these little beauties are dense, dark chocolate with a bitter chocolate ganache that, with a sultry side glance, coos "bite me". Not the prettiest cupcake I ever made, but definitely the most seductive.


And lest you think the papers are a leftover from St Patty's Day, they are in fact a little homage to the the hard, smelly, finger-staining husks of the black walnut.

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Saturday Specials

belgian waffle
salted caramel and cream waffle
sweet potato bread pudding topped with a honey walnut marshmallow
the margherita melt panino: fresh mozzarella, basil, and marinara on sourdough
split pea soup
creamy tomato basil soup
sourdough grilled cheese

Friday, March 23, 2012

friday specials

the margherita melt panino: fresh mozzarella, basil, and marinara on sourdough
egg salad on rye (especially good with bacon and swiss!)
split pea soup
creamy tomato basil soup
sourdough grilled cheese

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Saturday Specials

belgian waffles
honey- walnut cheesecake waffle
raspberry streusel french toast casserole
pesto turnovers and canadian bacon 'n' cheese turnovers
corned beef and swiss on rye with russian dressing
sourdough grilled cheese
sausage and kale soup
creamy tomato basil soup
guiness marshmallows dipped in dark chocolate
and irish car bomb cupcakes!

Friday, March 16, 2012

friday specials

corned beef and swiss on rye with russian dressing
tuna salad and tuna melt
mexican vegetable soup
creamy tomato basil soup
sourdough grilled cheese
and irish carbomb cupcakes!

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

wednesday specials

tuna salad and tuna melt
mexican vegetable soup
sourdough grilled cheese
creamy tomato basil soup
and while they last: irish car bomb cupcakes!

Monday, March 12, 2012

monday specials

tuna salad and tuna melt
sourdough grilled cheese
creamy tomato basil soup
cuban black bean soup (vegan)

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Saturday Specials

Belgian Waffle
Chocolate Chip Waffle
Apple Stuffed French Toast drizzled with salted caramel sauce
Savory Turnovers
the San Pedro Panino: avocado, caramelized onions, provolone, roasted red pepper, mesclun, and cilantro-lime mayo
Sourdough Grilled Cheese
French Green Lentil Soup topped with cilantro lime yogurt (vegetarian with, or vegan without the yogurt)
Creamy Tomato Basil Soup

Friday, March 9, 2012

friday specials

tuna salad and tuna melt
sourdough grilled cheese
french green lentil soup topped with cilantro lime yogurt (vegetarian with, or vegan without the yogurt)
creamy tomato basil soup

Monday, March 5, 2012

monday specials

roasted pork loin with sour cherry chutney (panino)
sourdough grilled cheese
caramelized onion and portabello soup
creamy tomato basil soup

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Saturday Specials

Panettone French Toast Casserole
Southwest Strata with green chile, tomato, onion and jack cheese... with or without bacon
Belgian Waffles (with real maple syrup OR whipped cream and lemon curd)
Ham and Swiss Turnovers
Portabella, Shallot, and Brie Turnover
Spicy Jack / Spicy Jeremy Panino
Grilled Cheese on Sourdough
Creamy Tomato Basil Soup
Chicken Noodle Soup
And when the chicken noodle is gone we'll be serving Caramelized Onion and Portabella Soup (vegan)

Friday, March 2, 2012

friday specials

spicy jack and spicy jeremy
sourdough grilled cheese
chicken noodle soup
creamy tomato basil soup