Wednesday, April 28, 2010

May Chocolate Prix Fixe Dinner

I usually start a blog post with a quirky joke or quip, but I've been pondering over this one for a few days and apparently I'm all fresh out of hilarity. May 15th is our Hawaiian Chocolate Luau Dinner and at the moment my mind is filled to capacity playing the Mele Kilikimaka song over and over again. You know, the funny one from National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation? Yep... that's all I got. Should have planned a Xmas Hawaiian Dinner, I guess.

I promise to find something more entertaining with which to promote the June dinner, but at the moment my mind is occupied with the upcoming Mother's Day DessertDecadence. Haven't made your reservations? I'd hurry... it's sellin' out!

But I digress! I'm here to announce the details of the next monthly chocolate dinner. And two weeks ago at our monthly chocolate pow-wow, the team decided on a Polynesian theme. I think mostly because we all love shrimp and pineapple! Take a look:

Join us May 15th at 4, 6, or 8pm for a full service chocolate-infused meal from the Pacific Islands! For just $25 a person, guests will enjoy the following:

Cocoa-glazed Bacon-Wrapped Water Chestnuts (optional appetizer)
Seaweed-Green Apple Salad with Candied Sesame and Cocoa Nib
Fried Skewers of Coconut Shrimp & Snow Peas
Grilled Veggie Skewers of Maui Onion, Tri-Color Bell Peppers, & Cheese Curds
both served with
Miso-Buckwheat Noodles & Chile Burnt Caramel Peanut Sauce
Grilled Pineapple Bread Pudding with Milk Chocolate Curry Sauce

RSVP required. Call the cafe at 619.578.2984 to reserve your space!

Until then cocoa-kiddies, take a look at what we served last month. Open wide... cause here's your yum-yums:

Appetiser: Cripsy Fried Creamy Crab Samosa's with Mango Chutney.

First Course: Curried Carrot Ginger Soup with White Chocolate Creme Fraiche and Garlic Flatbread.

Entree: Duo of Curries: Creamy Spinach with Cheese Curds & Spicy Potato-Tomato with Toasted Cashews. Served with Candied Cocoa Nib & Pumpkin Seed Basmati Rice.

Dessert: Toasted Indian Pudding with Cocoa, Chile Burnt Caramel Hazelnuts, Bruleed Banana, & Vanilla Bean Gelato.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

First Annual Mother's Day Dessert Decadence

Mmm... freshly baked scones. And Lavender-Blueberry Scones with Cocoa-nib Butter at that! Who doesn't want a mouth-full of that kinda goodness? Come on... just take a look:

Well, cocoa babies, you'll be missin' out unless you join us for our first annual Mother's Day Dessert Decadence! That's right, on May 9th, we're pullin' out all the stops and treating all who dream to a tasting experience perfect for a lazy Sunday afternoon. For $20, guests will enjoy a tasting flight of 10 different petit fours that every mom unlucky enough to live away from San Diego will envy. And if that's not enough, participants may even requests seconds on any dessert they desire (dine-in only, of course).

But wait... we're not done! Since the day is dedicated to her, we're even including a complimentary Rose-Nectar and Champagne Bellini to everyone beautiful enough to have graced the world with her maternity (that is, all Mothers, of course).

Reservations are required, with seating available at any time between 11 am and 5pm on Sunday, May 9th. Call to cafe to save your space 619.578.2984. Wanna see the whole menu? Take a look:

Warm Lavender-Blueberry Scones with Cocoa-nib Butter
Chocolate-stuffed Balsamic Strawberries
Burnt Creme Caramel
Rich Brioche Coffee Cake
Meyer Lemon & Vanilla Bean Curd Crepes
Brute Cocoa Macaroons
Dark Chocolate Whiskey Torte
Cabernet Poached D'anjou Pear
Rose-Almond Tea Cake
Vanilla Bean Gelato Croquembouche

Nice, eh? Seriously... what are you waiting for. Mom or no, mom... call us and reserve your space today!