Greetings and Happy Monday to you all! We’ve just come off a very busy weekend here at Mon Ami! The gang started on Friday catering box lunches for an RV group of 40+ couples who arrived from the Sacramento area and continued through Saturday evening with a dinner of Pacific Northwest coastal cuisine. I’m always so proud of my team when we get to do the final set-up – three eight foot tables laden with gorgeous platters of crab louie, prawns (thank you Taylor for peeling EVERY one of them), steaming pots of our Nearly Famous Clam Chowder with heaping baskets of sourdough bread bowls, and Chef Diane’s triple berry cobbler. Job well done, Team Mon Ami!
We’ve got some wonderful dishes planned for this week’s lunch specials. You just might want to plan to eat here every day this week!
Savory Seafood Crepes
Soup: Creamy Chicken and Rice
Tuesday White Bean and Sausage Stew w/Homemade Bread
Soup: Gingered Carrot with fresh mint
Wednesday Beef Carbonade over Poppyseed Noodles
Soup: Spanish Tomatillo Bisque with Chicken
Swiss Potato Gratin with Ham
Soup: Old-fashioned Vegetable
Friday Chicken Monterey with Roasted Red Potatoes
Soup: Clam Chowder (also available in a sourdough bread bowl)
This Week’s Take-Home Supper
Pistachio Crusted Chicken w/vegetable gratin & Caesar salad
Our favorite farmer from the Willamette Valley, Leo Odegaard, is setting up his produce stand right across the street from us every Monday, Thursday and Saturday. And my-oh-my is it ever lovely to have farm fresh fruit and vegetables to cook with – especially the summer berries! This week’s featured dessert is Triple Berry Cobbler (and if you’re REALLY nice, we’ll warm it up and put a dollop of vanilla ice cream on it!)
Thank you for your wonderful feedback on our new homemade breads. Currently, Chef Diane is baking Whole Wheat, Old Fashioned White, and Rye. We’re on the hunt for a really good sourdough starter and hope to be adding that in the near future. Many of you have asked if you can order a loaf to take home, and the answer is YES – just call a day ahead so we can add to you the list!
I’ll be bringing in lots of gorgeous vintage jewelry for the case this week from an estate I recently purchased. If you’re looking for some bling, guess what — we’ve got it!
As always, thank you for your friendship and continued support of Mon Ami! Hope you have a wonderful week chock of Grace & Plenty!
Proprietress and official Triple Berry Cobbler Taste Tester