Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Chocolate & Beer Oktoberfest

Pictures are in from our dinner this past week, and WOW it was a good one. Obviously its my job to describe the eats at our dinners with such scintillating detail that you all can't wait to make a reservation for the next one... but I am making no over-exaggeration when I write that this was the tastiest menu yet. And at 17 dinners and counting... well that's saying a lot. If you missed it, you're outta luck; we don't repeat menus. But if you're brave enough to trust me on the next one, call us ASAP (619.578.2984) to reserve your space for October! This past dinner sold out a week before the event so don't wait.

What's for dinner? Check it:

Join us Saturday, Oktober 24th, at 4.5, 6.5 or 8.5 for three courses of savory chocolate deliciousness. And yes, I said Oktober! This time the theme is Chocolate & Beer Oktoberfest! For just $25, guests can enjoy:

Beer-Cheese Soup with Soft Pretzel & White Chocolate-Mustard Sauce
Gouda-Stuffed Bratwurst or Sweet Onion & Cheese Spatzel
both served with Baked Gouda, Cocoa Nib-Infused Sauerkraut, & Crusty Bread
Black Forrest-Dark Chocolate & Cherry Torte
Also enjoy our appetizer:
German Meatballs with Creamy Dill Sauce ($12)
and a first for us:
Three Course Beer Pairing (one beer with each course for an additional $15)

If all of this is too hard to comprehend, just take a look at the pics from our last dinner. Commence mouth-watering now:

Appetizer: Goat Cheese-Stuffed Figs Wrapped with Proscuitto

First Course: Ribollita Soup with White Chocolate Olive Oil Crostini

Entree: Rosemary-Crusted Roasted Lamb Chop or Gorganzola Aranici with Stuffed Tomato and Cocoa-Balsamic Sauce.

Dessert: Tiramisu with Burnt Caramel Espresso Sauce and Milk Chocolate Coffee Toffee

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Rustic Tuscan Dinner

Listen up, cocoababies! Our next Three Course Prix Fixe Dinner is only three weeks away! Silly old me decided to take a few days off for my bday and I forgot to post the announcement before I left. Those of you who are in the cafe often have already reserved space from seeing flyers around... but the rest of you might be a little behind. Allow me to catch you up.

Exclusively Saturday, September 19th, with seatings at 4.5, 6.5, & 8.5pm we will be hosting three enticing courses from the Italian North! Our Rustic Tuscan Dinner is as follows:

Goat Cheese-Stuffed Roasted Figs Wrapped in Prosciutto (optional starter)
Ribollita Soup with White Chocolate Olive Oil Crostini
Roasted Baby Lamb Chop or Fried Gorganzola Risotto Cake
both served with Cocoa Balsamic Sauce and Parmesan-Stuffed Tomato
Espresso Bean Tiramisu with Milk Chocolate-Toffee Crunch

Seatings are $25 per guest (plus gratiuty and tax, of course) and we plan on selling out. As always, we are holding RSVPs with a valid credit card and have a 48hr cancelation policy. Don't wait to call us or you might lose out! 619.578.2984

Until then, here's the yum-yums from last dinner:

Starter: Spinach-Articoke Dip with Cocoa-Glazed Bacon and Garlic Flatbread

First: Caprese Brulee Salad with Cheroke Heirloom Tomatos and White Chocolate Balsamic Glaze

Entree: Ricotta-Mascarpon Ravioli with Chile-Burnt Caramel Hazelnut, Sage Brown Butter Sauce, and Lemon-Vanilla Bean Fennel Salad

Dessert: White Chocolate Summer Berry Bread Pudding with Cocoa-Nib Creme Anglaise