We are also pleased to announce that we are now partnering with Kilpatrick Family Farms as a CSA pick up location! Get your certified organic produce from a trusted, local farm and support a family-run business at the same time. It’s easy to sign up: http://www.kilpatrickfamilyfarm.com/csa
1) Click “Join Our CSA”
2) Choose “2014-15 CSA Season”
3) Select the CSA program that works for you & then “Submit &Continue”
4) Select “Samantha’s Cafe” as your pick up location & then “Submit & Continue”
5) Enter your payment information. For payment plans choose credit card and follow instructions.
6) Enjoy super fresh produce each week May – October (Pick up times: Tuesdays 8am-6pm at Samantha’s Cafe, 11 Broad Street, Glens Falls, NY 792-5839)
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The cafe will be closed on Monday due to off-site catering.
If you are calling to place your Easter pre-orders, please leave a voicemail (518) 792-5839 or send us an email email@example.com
Don’t have enough people in the office for a catering order? We will also delivery from the regular cafe menu Monday – Friday 8-2pm!
Thursday, April 3, 2014 (5-8pm)
Frank Smith – Artist Reception
RSVP on Facebook! Free reception with complimentary hors d’oeuvres
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We really liked the message in this recent piece by OffbeatBride.com – Everyone else is doing it: A wedding trend perspective. The truth is, not every bride falls into the categories of trendsetter or trend follower and that’s OK. Keep in mind as you are sifting through the mountain of bridal magazines trying to absorb the endless supply of menu trend reports – this party is meant to celebrate you as a couple – your love, your style, your taste. Consider what sounds good to you …beef tenderloin with housemade horseradish cream…vegan peanut noodles with stir fried veggies...If you serve both on the same buffet line and the style mag doesn’t find out, is it still a faux pas? We think not.
But, seriously. Our best advice?
Order yummy food.
Order enough food.
And most importantly, stop stressing over the food.
Our wedding menus are 100% custom and can include many vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-free options. We will travel to your location in Glens Falls, Saratoga, Lake George, Schroon Lake, Queensbury, Diamond Point, Bolton Landing, Chestertown, and the northern Adirondacks.
QUIZ: Where can you find: 1) an art collection including Picasso, Rembrandt, & Degas and an old factory turned artist colony? 2) unique wellness services including an oxygen bar, acupuncture, body airbrushing, tower pilates, Thai bodywork, and a barbershop that does mohawks and side designs? 3) a swanky wine bar, breweries, and a farmers market that sells artisan moonshine? 4) kids activities like fashion runway parties, a children’s museum with a Nigerian marketplace grocery shopping experience, and a video game lounge for kids and adults?
ANSWER: Glens Falls, NY
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Soup’r Delicious is back! Each week in March , our menu will feature original soup recipes by area residents. 50% of the soup sales will benefit the charity chosen by the soup creator. Get ready for a fun and delicious way to help support area charities that do so much for our community.
HoG Heaven New Mexico Chicken & Corn Chowder by Audrey Shaw
Audrey’s Charity: House of Grace of the Adirondacks
Potato Leek by Jessica Jacobson
JJ’s Charity: Family Service Association of Glens Falls
Yummy Sausage by Tamsin MacDonald
Tamsin’s Charity: Cindy’s Comfort Camp at Hole in the Woods
Persian Āsh by Jacqueline Touba, PhD
Jacqueline’s Charity: World Awareness Children’s Museum
Turkey with Stuffing Dumplings by PJ Duell
PJ’s Charity: APE’s Rocky Horror Picture Show
Vegan White Bean with Mushrooms by Gail Infante
Gail’s Charity: CR Wood Cancer Center (screenings for those not covered by insurance)
Carrot Ginger Soup by Chef Jacob Guay (of Bistro Leroux)
Jacob’s Charity: The Helper’s Fund, Chestertown
Asopao de Pollo by Chef Donnah Digan-Lewis
Donnah’s Charity: Jackson Heights Elementary
Red Ink Drawings and Oil Paintings by Christopher Baldwin
Artist Reception – Thursday, February 13th 5-8PM
FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC!
There is still a little time left to submit your soup! The deadline has been extended to Feb 10th. Call 792-5839 with any questions.
We like to think our commitment to the arts is as strong as our commitment to our food. Creativity feeds creativity in many ways. Sometimes in the restaurant biz, life tends to run on like one long day – always preparing for the next lunch hour or the next big event. We are 20,352 hours into our “day” and figure now is as good of a time as any to slow down and reflect on the many creative people who have fueled us along the way. The count to date is over 60 artists, musicians, & writers who have exhibited or presented at the cafe in the past two years!
Art in the Public Eye
World Awareness Children’s Museum
The Hyde Collection’s Regional High School Juried Art Show Winners
Lake George Arts Project
Adirondack Theatre Festival
Glens Falls Community Theater …etc.
Students of Abraham Wing Elementary
Joan Duff Bohrer
Carol Law Conklin
Just for Ewe by Drumlen Designs
Fire Oak Studio
Mamie’s & Edith’s
Pepi Designs (Linda Friedman)
Happy Face FX (PJ Duell)
Reality Dance Studio
Leif Alexander Bernard
Summerland Music Society
Colorful Tones (Damon Cook)
Tony Jenkins Jazz Trip
CALL (518) 792-5839
Each pans serves 12-15 people.
25 cookies per platter.
Bundt cake serves 8-12
The cafe will be closed through the Christmas holiday (Dec 21 – Jan 3rd). We will be at our homes listening to our favorite Christmas songs and having a little break from the hustle and bustle…and we suggest you do the same. See you all on Friday, January 3, 2014!
Thursday, December 12th is Ladies’ Night in Glens Falls! Now it’s easy to shop local.
We will be at Glens Falls Karate Academy, 196 Glen serving up some yummy bites (all under $5) to keep you energized while you shop downtown. We’ll also have a selection of items from our gift shop including one-of-a-kind hats Just for Ewe by Drumlen Designs, hand blown glass flowers and pumpkins by Jamie Perian, vinyl record bowls by Courtney Nettleton, embroidered ornaments by DebraAnn Nielsen, and more.
BONUS GIVEAWAY!! Be sure to pick up your $25 OFF coupon. Good on any catering order of $75 or more. Big savings for your holiday dinner order!
ANOTHER UNIQUE GIFT IDEA…Consider women’s self defense classes by our friends at Glens Falls Karate Academy. Sensei Murphy will be at the ready all night for tours of the new studio and will be providing information about the various martial arts classes offered for children and adults. www.glensfallskarate.com
RSVP on Facebook
Lecture & Presentation by Japanese fiber artist, Leiko Uchiyama: My Felting Journey
Wednesday, April 17, 2013, 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM at Samantha’s Cafe and Catering
$5 Suggested Donation
Leiko Uchiyama has developed an international following for the exquisite hand felted garments she creates in her signature “Matsuba” or “Pine needles” felt technique; inspired by pine needles spread on snow in her homeland of Hokkaido, the northernmost island of Japan.
Leiko’s fascinating journey has taken her around the globe in a circuitous path as sheep shearer, author, fiber artist and teacher. She writes “The process of creation is central to what I am. … As time passes, my felt creates the path I’ve been passing through.”
She has studied, taught and exhibited extensively throughout Asia, Europe, Australia, South America, the UK and the USA. Leiko currently resides in Carlow, Ireland. Leiko Uchiyama’s work can be seen at www. leikofelt.com
Organized by Luckystone Feltworks Studio
Sponsored by Art in The Public Eye and Lake George Arts Project
With Support of Ray Supply, Inc
Just for Ewe by Drumlen Design
“Home Spun, Hand Knit and dyed with TLC” Learn more about the creation process of the very talented Ann Marie…
Step 1, The Meet and Greet
I take a trip to the farm and meet the sheep! I greet the sheep by name, looking for the prettiest color and the best spinning fleece.
Step 2, Washy, washy, washy
With fleece in hand, I head home to wash it, then hang it out to dry.
Step 3, Brushing and Combing and Carding, OH MY!
I have to brush out the hay seed and the grass. (And you thought combing your kid’s hair was bad?!) And then, card it to get the hairs aligned in one direction for spinning.
Step 4, Spin, Spin, Spin!
It takes approximately 10 hours to spin 8ozs of yarn. You take the yarn from the bobbin to the knitty knotty (two heads, one body.)
Step 5, Dying
Choose your color and heat the water and soak the yarn. You can do natural, kool aid, so many choices! Wash and let dry.
Step 6 Last prep til ya knit
Hang yarn on the umbrella swift and from there you spin it onto the ball winder. And now you’re ready for knitting!
To think, all that work for a hank of yarn!
More info at www.artinthepubliceye.com and on Facebook!
WHAT: ART IN THE PUBLIC EYE’S ANNUAL FUNDRAISER
WHEN: SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2012 (7-10PM)
WHERE: SAMANTHA’S CAFE, 11 BROAD STREET, GLENS FALLS, NY 12801
WHY: Proceeds benefit Art in the Public Eye and help to fund public art programs: Third Thursday Glens Falls Art Walk, Outdoor Cinema, Chalk Fest, Art Cart, and Gallery 99.
ORDER TICKETS ONLINE or purchase at the door. Tickets $25
COME AS YOU LIKE, COSTUMES NOT REQUIRED.
$5 Gift Certificate to UnCorked with every ticket purchase!
POP ART Photo Booth by PJN Photography
-4 Tickets to Adirondack Theatre Festival’s 2013 Season
-Glens Falls Symphony Tickets
-Membership to The Hyde Collection
-VIP Passes to Rock Hill Bakehouse
-Cupcake-A-Day for a Year at Samantha’s Cafe
-One Day Arcade Pass to FUN WORLD & Gift Certificate to Pizza Jerks
-Bread for a Year from Rock Hill Bakehouse
-2 Pairs of Tickets to the Charles R. Wood Theater
-4 Hrs of Private Chef Services by Donnah Digan-Lewis
-Set of Three Vinyltap Record Bowls by Courtney Nettleton
-East End Eatery Gift Certificate
-Fine Art Print by Kate Austin-Avon
-Handmade Bracelet by Kate Austin-Avon
-”Caldrea Aromatherapeutic Homekeeping” Gift Basket by Sterling & Company
-Private Concert by Gisella Montanez-Case (Music to Remember)
-Andy Warhol “Flowers” Series (1964-70), Set of 4 Prints
-Membership to World Awareness Childrens Museum: go! Where Children Discover the World
-$100 Gift Certificate to Ship Shape, for all of your holiday shipping needs
-and lots more!
F.Y.I. Samantha’s Cafe is a politically neutral business and we do not endorse any candidates this election season. Happy voting, everyone!
Thank you to Carole for giving us the opportunity to make her dream our own and double thanks to all of the loyal customers who have embraced the changes the we have made along the way.
Celebrate the 1st Anniversary of the new Samantha’s Cafe on Thursday, October 18th from 5-8pm! Live music by “Lean 2″ (Cabin 3 minus one) and reception for our October Third Thursday Glens Falls Art Walk artist, Janelle Tavormina.
Our first GG Mama’s Night was so much fun we decided to do it again! It’s tapas night this time around – expect plate after plate of Donnah’s delicious creations. We hope you can join us.
Thursday, November 1st – Tapas Night
$25 per person (beverages additional)
6pm (seating is limited)
Reservations are required 792-5839 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Please indicate any food allergies or dietary needs at time of reservation.
Look for Samantha’s Cafe at the 20th Annual Taste of the North Country on September 30th in City Park from 11-3pm. We are serving up some of your favorites – Thai Noodles, Tabouli, and Quinoa…YUM!
AND THAT’S NOT ALL….
Early birds can enjoy complimentary O’Brien Pancakes from 10-11am at the Samantha’s booth! Pick up your free ticket to Taste of the North Country at the cafe anytime this month and also be entered to win $100 gift certificate to the participating restaurant of your choice, courtesy of O’Brien Insurance. Yup, you read that correctly… free entry into the event AND a chance for $100 restaurant gift certificate! John, Kevin, and the rest of the O’Brien team will be there to answer your questions regarding delicious pancakes or about insurance so, make sure to stop by in the morning to say hello!
(Photo Credits: Ellen Kenney)
Hand Made Paper Sculptures
Thursday, September 20, 2012 (5-8pm) at Samantha’s Cafe
Third Thursday Glens Falls Art Walk
About the Artist
Helga Grobel began her career as an artist in the 1960s working with clay. She became a proficient potter making bowls, plates, teapots, urns and hand built objects. In the1980s and 1990s she focused on making jewelry using her own one-of-a-kind Raku beads. Her necklaces became multi-media with the addition of woven fiber and by adding beads from around the world along with her own hand forged brass and copper elements. Her interest in fiber art led her to create woven and stitched fiber collages that have been exhibited. In addition to fiber art, she was introduced to hand made paper in the 1990s and has recently returned to this art form making one of kind paper collages.
These collages are products of her free-flowing, creative process using paper products especially soft egg cartons which are recycled into pulp and processed in a manner similar to clay.
Helga had a nomadic life (courtesy of the US State Dept.). She has shared studios in several European countries and in the US, enjoying the interaction with artists of many different cultures. She has also been influenced by beadwork and fiber art of American Indians, Australian Aborigines and the African Masai.
Helga is a resident of the District of Columbia and a part time resident of Stony Creek NY where she maintains her studio.
It’s that time of the month again! Third Thursday Glens Falls Art Walk is August 16th from 5-8pm. Visit the cafe to check out a new exhibition from World Awareness Children’s Museum called “Food – From Seed to Table”, part of ARTex International Youth Art Exchange.
Enjoy live music by Closer Still and complimentary refreshments from Samantha’s Cafe.
(Photo Credit: Jacqueline Lynch Photography)
Whether you are in the mood for your favorite comfort foods or want to try something new, we’ve got you covered at two locations during Take A Bite every Wednesday night this summer!
Colleen will be on Glen Street with a unique menu that represents both Samantha’s Cafe and Lone Coyote Farm…. General Tsao’s Chicken with White Rice, Squash Blossom Jalapeño Poppers, and Baked Tofu in Asian-Inspired Cucumber Slaw.
If you need your regular Samantha’s fix, find Leena at the Farmers Market in City Park with Raspberry Lemonade, Thai Noodles, Mac ‘n Cheese, Gazpacho, Homemade Bread, and many other delicious treats.
It’s the week of family vacations! We are all going away to enjoy some time with our families. Jennifer is headed to Europe with 22 of her nearest and dearest and Liz is taking the kids on a camping adventure featuring a butterfly garden, science museum, and the circus.
The cafe will be closed the week of July 21st however, you’ll still find Leena at the Farmers Market on Saturday mornings. See you on Monday, July 30th!
Join us this Thursday night during the art walk (5-8pm) at the opening reception for painter, Jim Denne.
We know there are a lot of people who have been waiting to hear these magic words so, here goes…..Samantha’s Cafe is now offering the delicious teas of SensibiliTeas! If you are familiar with Donnalynn and her tea you probably already have your own list of favorites. Let us know which flavors and blends you enjoy and you might just see your suggestions on the cafe menu in the future. Our summer teas include Earl Grey Bravo, Ceylon Labookellie, Herbal Moroccan Mint, Sweet Cherry Rose, and Blackberry Bliss. Available starting this Monday, June 25th.
If you’ve been following the work of the new Glens Falls Collaborative you may have seen this, the first in a series of profiles on downtown faces. Check out what else is happening downtown at http://www.facebook.com/downtownglensfalls!
Join us tonight for an artist reception for the very talented, Jenny Hutchinson! Music by Colorful Tones (Damon Cook)
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Join us this Thursday, May 17th (5-8pm) for the opening reception of Jenny Hutchinson’s fine art show featuring music by Colorful Tones (Damon Cook). Learn more about the artists on their websites:
Jenny Hutchinson - http://www.jennyhutch.com
Damon Cook - http://colorfultones.bandcamp.com
We are very excited for the opportunity to blend our professional and volunteer efforts as Art in the Public Eye‘s newest Third Thursday Glens Falls Art Walk venue!
Thanks to the efforts of trendy culinary circles in western Europe, many “forgotten” vegetables and heirloom edibles are now coming back into fashion around the world. However, you don’t have to travel to France or the Netherlands to find these unusual foods. This weekend we only had to go across town to the Glens Falls Farmers Market to fill our bags with rhubarb, sunchokes (Jerusalem artichokes), celeriac, and fiddleheads – all of which will find homes on the lunch special board over the coming days.
Dutch trend watchers at HBMEO make annual predictions about food, drink, and lifestyle changes each year. It seems like many of their 2012 theories are on point, not just for Dutch consumers but, right here in our own little city. Check it out….see what trends might apply to Glens Falls.
Source: So HBMEO Trendlist; Foodinspirationmagazine.nl
FOOD & DRINK TRENDS
- Long, leisurely breakfasts
- Quality instead of quantity
- Artisan instead of branded; Authentic craftsmanship
- Pressure cookers allow us to cook classics like draadjesvlees in half the time
- Small scale instead of mass market; Industrial crafts
- New vegetarian
- Pure and real
- Homemade granola
- Ban the microwave; no more prefab dinners
- Black pudding
- Old World wines for an honest price
- Homemade vla (see our recipes for star anise vla with forest fruits and chocolate vla)
- Forgotten vegetables, e.g. purple carrots, white beets, turnips and forgotten vegetable soup
- Surinamese sambal
- Fresh jalapenos
- Truffle potatoes
- Thai basil
- Homemade pickles
- Chutney (anything but mango)
- Beer & steaks; Beer with a twist
- Food as medicine
- Asian persimmons
- Asian snacks
- Gin is the new vodka
- Ginger beer
- Cooking without sugar/salt
- Madeleines are the new cupcakes
- Pumpkin is in
- Tea trends: fresh ginger tea; black tea
- Real products: More quality, fewer additives
- Real instead of Light
- Eating out at home
- Classic cocktails 2.0: Bloody Mary; Bellini
- Regional pastries
- Miniature vegetables
- Using up leftovers
- New coffees: percolator coffee; herb coffee
- Homemade cookies (see our speculaas recipe)
- Hamburger variations
- Fresh, fresh, fresh ingredients; full of fiber
- Hard-boiled eggs
- Foreign breads: German loaves, Persian flatbreads & Greek pitas
KITCHEN & DINING ROOM TRENDS:
- Tulips on the table
- Table linens
- Personal, unique style and atmosphere
- Black wood floors
- Mixed ‘n matched tableware; Eclectic mix of styles
- Norwegian vintage
- Old-fashioned stove-top kettles
- Curtains instead of blinds
- Natural scents (no chemicals)
- Wild plants on the table
- Recycled furniture instead of IKEA
- The kitchen becomes a culinary workshop
- Homemade art
- Inspired by nature; Natural materials like wood and stone
- Everything becomes (multi)functional; Flexible interior
- Pastels and sorbet colors
- 1920′S elegance meets 1950′S happiness
- Classics with a personal twist
- Gas cookers
FOODIE LIFESTYLE TRENDS:
- Food tribes – Food as a lifestyle; Clandestine night markets; You are what you eat
- Urban Farming is hip
- Ritualized dining brings people together
- Culi-crossovers – a marriage or film, food, fashion etc.
- Ethical eating is in
- No waste: Top to tail eating; Smaller portions; Recycling
- Etiquette is in
- Money is out – living soberly as a statement
- Singing in your kitchen
- Social dining: Food sharing; Guerilla dining; Eating with the neighbors
- Men in the kitchen
- Hobby catering is hot
- Antique cookbooks
RESTAURANT & BAR TRENDS:
- Creativity is king: Creative new concepts; Pop-up restaurants; Originality
- Affordable luxury
- Flexible pricing – prices are fluid and adapt continuously, based on availability, weather, group size, etc.
- Smaller portions
- Weinerei (Berlin-style wine bars)
- Wohnzimmer bars (relaxed ‘living room’ bars)
- Single purpose bars and restaurants
- Brunch on Sunday
- Impersonal restaurants are out
- Elitist eating is over
- Restaurants in bars
- Gin bars
Source: So HBMEO Trendlist; Foodinspirationmagazine.nl
We had lots of rain this past Earth Day weekend! That’s good news for our farmer friends. We can’t wait to see all of the beautiful fruit and veggies they will be bringing to opening day of the summer Glens Falls Farmers Market on Saturday, May 5th. It’s also Rhubarb Festival at the market so grab your re-usable grocery bags and take the opportunity to treat yourselves to the many culinary uses of this herbaceous perennial.
Soup’r Delicious: Recipe Contest & Community Cookbook
ALL MONTH April 9 – May 11
House Soup: Squash Apple Bisque (April) or Gazpacho (May)
Charity: Art in the Public Eye
Created by Samantha’s Café & Catering
Week 1 – April 9-13
Soup: Grandma’s Chicken Soup
Charity: House of Grace
Created by Irene E. Fischer, of Glens Falls
Soup: Mushroom Soup
Charity: Relay for Life “Charlie’s Angels” Team – American Cancer Society
Created by Peg Carter, of Corinth
Week 2, April 16-20
Soup: Harvest Soup
Charity: American Heart Association
Created by Lawrence M. Hart, of Whitehall
Soup: Cream of Ratatouille Soup
Charity: Schuylerville Public Library
Created by Rachel Jagareski, of Gansevoort
Week 3, April 23-27
Soup: Moroccan Carrot Soup
Charity: Freedom to Marry
Created by Doug Gruse, of Glens Falls
Soup: Farmers Market Soup
Charity: Make A Wish
Created by Sharon Stortz, of Chestertown
Week 4, April 30-May 4
Soup: Mom’s Spinach Soup
Charity: SPCA of Upstate NY
Created by Pamela M. Lafontaine, of Fort Edward
Soup: Mushroom Barley Soup
Charity: House of Grace
Created by Irene E Fischer, of Glens Falls
Week 5, May 7-11 (SPONSOR WEEK)
Soup: Tortellini & Spinach
Charity: Youth Ministry Program at Our Lady of Annunciation
Created by Lisa Balschunat, of Queensbury
PR CONSULTANT/FREELANCE WRITER
Soup: Peter’s Tomato Soup
Charity: Open Arms
Created by Nina Mucha, of Queensbury
Wondering what’s in this bag? Well, here are a few clues. It’s organic, farm direct, and fair-trade. The flavor and aroma might remind you of dark berry, vanilla, baking spice, tobacco, and hops.
You guessed it smarty-pants! It’s the very first shipment of a new socially conscious coffee to be featured at Samantha’s Café! This rich blend comes from the Gayo region of Sumatra (largest of the 17,500+ islands that make up the archipelago of Indonesia) and is roasted at the hip Caffé Vita in Seattle, recently named by Condé Nast Traveler as one of the best places in the world to get coffee.
“Sumatra Gayo River” is the first of many new roasts that will be offered at the café in the future. We hope you enjoy this velvety smooth brew as much as we do. Be sure to tell us what you think!
Well, what are you waiting for? Submit your recipe today and you will automatically be included in our Soup’r Delicious Cookbook! Eight recipes will also be hand selected to be featured on the cafe menu in April. Local chefs will be secretly judging the soups to determine which is worthy of the Giant Soup Spoon Award!
50% of all soup sales will be donated – the participants to pick the charities! Two soups will be featured each week in April.
Don’t know how to make soup? I bet you know how to EAT soup!
Buy a bowl of soup during April and help raise money for one of the eight featured organizations. In addition, Samantha’s will be donating 50% of all sales from their “house” soup to a charity that we have chosen (Yes, you guessed it. We picked Art in the Public Eye as our charity).
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GG Mama’s is hosting another benefit for the Open Door Mission on Wednesday, January 11, 2012. Chef Corby is using our homemade Honey Oat Bread again this month to make the yummy garlic bread that comes with your meal. Reservations are recommended – there were over 100 people who came out to support this great event in December! Call GG Mama’s at 793-5134
“It’s a Nutty, Nutty World”
That’s true but, it is also the name of a new salad coming soon to Samantha’s Cafe! We think you are really going to enjoy this one. Expect a little sweet and a little savory in every delicious bite! Look for it on the new menu this month.
(green leaf lettuce, arugula, watercress)
-green apple slices
-perfectly aged bleu cheese crumble
-sugar roasted walnuts and pecans
-raspberry poppyseed dressing
Did you stay up to watch the ball drop last night? Whether you decided to ring in the new year at home or traveled out of town to party it up, we hope you had a great night! Here at the cafe, we celebrated with bride-to-be, Amanda, and her guests. There was a bounty of yummy treats including chocolate raspberry layer cake, a variety of fresh quiche, pumpkin rolls, and our new favorite dessert – mini raspberry mascarpone tarts! After the bridal shower, Liz went home to be with her little ones and Jen headed up to Montreal to spend the night with hubby’s sister and their new baby nephew on his first ever New Year’s Eve.
Now that the holiday is over, we are focused on many exciting plans for 2012. The first big announcement is the new restaurant menu which will take effect in mid-January. You spoke up and we listened. Squash Apple Bisque, Mac ‘n Cheese, Crowing Chicken Salad and many other favorites will remain on the menu. Baked Tofu Wrap, Breakfast Sandwiches, vegan desserts, and many other items will be added! Other plans for the year include an expanded catering menu, regularly scheduled evening events at the cafe, and an improved outdoor dining area on the porch later this spring. We will be posting our progress on all of these new projects here on the blog and on Facebook. If you have suggestions that would help us improve your dining experience, we would love to hear from you anytime. Write to us at email@example.com.
Wishing you and yours a very happy New Year!
After almost three decades of creativity in the kitchen, Carole Newell is taking her well-deserved retirement. Liz Wilcox and Jennifer Kraft invite you to celebrate the grand re-opening of the restaurant on Saturday, November 19th from 7-9pm. There will be a tasting of your old favorites as well as new creations. Let us know what you would like to see added to the menu.
-Live music with Cabin 3!
-Exhibition of original artwork by painter, Lisa Adamson.
-Spinning demo by Drumlen Designs.
See how she creates the yarn used to knit her very unique hats!
-Complimentary Wine & Menu Sampler
NEW! at Samantha’s this fall/winter…
-rotating monthly fine art exhibits
-gift shop featuring fine art & handmade items
-vegetarian, vegan, gluten free, & heart healthy choices
(these new menu items will be introduced over the coming months)
Soup’r Delicious 2014
Donnah’s Charity: Jackson Heights Elementary
WEEK 4: March 24-28, 2014
This soup will be featured at the cafe for one week in March as part of our Soup’r Delicious charity event. Check back for the complete Soup’r Delicious schedule! Each participant chooses a charity and 50% of their soup sales will benefit the selected not-for-profit.
Asopao a Puerto Rican version of Paella. This soupy stew is flavored with a classic seasoning base called Sofrito. It has rice and vegetables as well as chicken, meats or seafood. This version is made with chicken and is a perfect representation of the afro-caribbean roots of the Puerto Rican palate.