Greetings from the Bistro - September 17, 2021
And another great week it has been. All is good in the Brady household. I had a great ride with Z today and the pups and I took a nice walk in Kensington. I have to be in the right frame of mind to take them as they nose around and are curious. I go with the flow or, lack of it. As I have said before, their walks are theirs, mine are mine. And never the two can meet… I’m glad that I’ve learned to slow down and enjoy my time with Maddie and Sophie. I’m so lucky to have my pups that love to explore and come home happily exhausted. The garden is gradually shifting into fall mode too. Most of my annuals are showing their “age” and I need to make a decision on whether to buy hardy cabbages and kale to fill the few pots that I have or retire them to the barn for the winter. I’ll check out a few local plant stands and see if anything piques my interest. I don’t like the thought of the months ahead without “flower power.”
Next Thursday, 9-23-2020, marks the 30th year that we have been a tenant in the Novi Town Center and, more important to us, part of a wonderful community. I remember when Tom and I were looking for a new location in early 1991 and the opportunity to take over the space of an existing restaurant next to then, a vibrant movie theater, we jumped on it. There have been ups and downs but it has been a good ride. We are the longest tenant other than TJ Max and thank everyone for your support to keep the dream going. We are so appreciative. And I am so very, very, very fortunate to have had over the decades a staff that is incredible. Thanks to all from the 7 milers to today’s team! YOU ROCK!!!
Talk about a Rockin’ team…this week has been incredibly busy with the Battery Show at Suburban Showplace. Our business almost doubles what it normally is and everything went off without a hitch. I watch with amazement at the kitchen line, sometimes 6 people strong, moving in unison with each other to get over a hundred meals out in the span of 4 hours. And those in the front of the house that coordinate their service skills delivering beverages, appetizers, salads, entrees and desserts in a timely and professional manner. Or, the door hostesses that make sure reservations get seated promptly and quote proper wait times for those guests that go “on a wait.” That, to me anyway, is the hardest job in the Bistro. The best part of all of it? We love what we do and have fun on top of it.
Update on Chipps... Hernia surgery was a success; he is feeling well and will be back in a few weeks. He’s missing the cooking line. We also welcome Devin to the Bistro. He is our newest kitchen member and holy smokes can he cook. Some people are just naturally talented and he is one of them.
Sharon and Crew are on board for some great CHALKBOARD FEATURES.
As a STARTER:
HOT CHEESE DIP: 6 Cheeses Melted Together and Topped With Smoked Paprika. Served with Applewood Smoked Bacon, Apples and Warm Pretzel Bread Dippers.
BISTRO PLATES INCLUDE:
ORECHIETTA PASTA with ITALIAN SAUSAGE & PANCETTA: “Little Ear” Pasta Tossed with a Pancetta-Sausage, Garlic, Cream and White Wine Sauce. Studded with Zucchini, Blistered Tomatoes and Topped with Herbs from Diane Adam’s Garden;
CHURRASCO SKIRT STEAK: Marinated in the Traditional Cuban Mojo Marinade of Sour Orange, Garlic, Onion and Oregano. Thinly Sliced and Seared Until Crispy and Tender. Accompanied with Re-Fried Black Beans and Charred Peppers and Onions. Drizzled with Cuban Style Chimichurri Sauce; last, not least
SHRIMP CURRY: Six Gulf Shrimp Simmered in Northern Indian Curry (Yogurt Based) and Presented with Basmati, Ginger Glazed Heirloom Carrots and Grilled, Homemade Nann Bread. YUM!!!
WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU AT THE BISTRO,
WISH YOU MANY MILLION DOLLAR DAYS..
XXOO, MARY, MADDIE, SOFIA, Z AND KOS