Greetings from the Bistro, March 5, 2021
And, another fine week it has been although the COVID challenges continue. However, they are getting easier to deal with as we become accustom and accepting. It has been so nice to see faces, thanks to the shots, that have been absent for a year. People are feeling safe again. There has been lots of catching up and I love the sense of relief that many feel post vaccination. A weight has been lifted off of lots of shoulders. We are ready for 50 % occupancy. There is a fair amount of “gearing up” to double our guest count the hardest being - how much food to order? We don’t want to run out but on the same hand don’t want too much. Staffing is a question mark too. Then, how will the kitchen be able to handle carry-outs and in-house orders? Thankfully we’ve been through this a couple of times and I feel confident that we’ll come out just fine.
Both horses are blowing out their coats so grooming is taking much longer. There is literally a carpet of horse hair when we’re done. They love the added attention and dig getting rid of the itchy extra coat that is hanging on. Courtney and I make a good team. I certainly pray that I can groom for someone when I’m 93. Or, that I can still drive and be living independently. She is certainly amazing. And, the pups are anxiously waiting having walk time again. Everything is so muddy and dirty I mostly let them stretch their legs around the yard. I’ve kept their hair long for the winter but am ready to go back to their “puppy cuts” as it is much easier to maintain and keep clean. No complaints, just thanks for wonderful furry friends.
Speaking of which….The Pet pantry needs a replenishing. Many thanks for the TONS of food we’ve been able to donate over the last 9 years.
59 years ago on March 1st President Kennedy established, by executive order, the Peace Corps program. The program’s purpose is to promote world peace and friendship made available to interested countries and to men and women of the U.S. qualified and willing to service abroad, possibly under conditions of hardship. More than 240, 00 Americans have served in 141 countries and demonstrated to the world the “willingness of Americans to work at the grassroots level in order to help underdeveloped countries meet their needs. “Ironically the idea was presented to 10 thousand students on the steps of the Michigan Union while JFK was campaigning for the presidency in October of 1960. It was enthusiastically received which was the impetus for the Peace Corps. Thank-you, to all Peace Corp volunteers who have given of your time and talents over the decades.
Sharon and crew have some great Chalkboard Features starting tonight.
DRINK SPECIALS include:
Dark and Stormy: Ron Zacapa Dark Rum, Goya Ginger Beer, Fresh Lime Juice and an
Amaretto Sour, Old Fashioned and Good.
The Salad Bowl is 6 Ounces of Marinated, Grilled Flank Steak over Baby Kale, Romaine, Roasted Zucchini, Grilled Onion, Feta, Warm Pita and Red Wine Vinaigrette.
BISTRO PLATES Include:
HOT ITALIAN STYLE BEEF STEW: Short Rib Trim Slow Braised with Onion, Pepperoncini, Italian Spices and Beef Broth. Served over a Grilled Slice of Thick Cut Texas Toast & Topped with Crispy Onion Rings;
PACIFIC HALIBUT: Pan Roasted and Presented Over a Beet and Potato Puree with Sugar Snap Peas and Dill Butter Sauce. Garnished with Crispy Carrot Ribbons;
LOUP de MERE: Also known as “Wolf of the Sea” this fish from the bass family loves shrimp, lobster and crab as part of its diet so mimics their flavor. Served with Corn Fritters, Grilled Asparagus and Lobster Scented Hollandaise
... and Last Not Least
ESPRESSO DUSTED AHI TUNA: Seared Rare and Accompanied with Mushroom Risotto with a finish of Truffle Oil and Vanilla Butter Sauce. YUM!!!
WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU AT THE BISTRO
AND WISH YOU MANY HAPPY, HEALTHY MILLION DOLLAR DAYS!
XXOO, MARY, THE PUPS AND PONIES!
Certified Executive Chef and Owner of Diamond Jim Brady's Bistro