Greetings! Hope you had a wonderful weekend! I was in Brooks over the weekend with The Nice Catholic Boy for the Great Oregon Steam-up. And just in case you were there, too … YES, that was me (and Miss Bella) riding on a vintage John Deere tractor in the parade! (Some of you may recall my infamous tractor purchase a couple of years ago … which is the last time I let Gary Foglio and my husband run off to a tractor show unsupervised. I’ m a little smarter now and purposely left the checkbook at home this time!) It was great fun to see all the old steam engines and farm equipment on display … and still running!
Lots and lots of folks visiting our town this summer- we’ve made new friends from all over the world and have also seen many returning customers who’ve come back for a visit. Last week, we met a young man who was here with his wife and little girl. The last time he was here, he was a high school student and was on vacation with his mother, who owned an antique shop called “The Merry Widow.” They had signed our wall in 2006 and he had brought his family back to sign it again! His mom has since passed away and he asked us to take a picture of them next to her signature. After 17 years, there’s not a lot of room left on the wall to write on, but we love it that people are still leaving their mark on it and making Mon Ami a part of their memories!
We’ll be introducing our new menu this week that highlights some of the wonderful changes Chef Diane has been making in the café! You’ll find some delicious new salads in the deli case, alongside some of your old favorites. AND, the Bundt is Back!!! Remember those? This week’s dessert is a Swirled Chocolate and Lemon Glazed Buttermilk bundt cake!
Here’s this week’s menu …
The Monte Cristo grilled like french toast and filled with ham and swiss
Soup: Tomato Carrot Bisque
Old-fashioned Sloppy Joes on Kaiser Rolls … savory-sweet and messy filled house baked Kaiser rolls with a side of potato salad
Soup: Greenport soup (fresh green pea)
Stuffed Zucchini … roasted zucchini stuffed with sauteed mushrooms, onions and tomatoes, rice and topped with cheese
Soup: Beefy Onion
Santa Fe Chicken Wrap … Spinach wrap filled with grilled chicken marinated with a south of the border dressing
Soup: Creamy Corn and Veggie
BBQ Pork on Cornbread … Savory BBQ Pork nestled between corn bread squares along with slaw. Knife and fork provided
Soup: Clam Chowder
This Week’s Take-Home Supper … BBQ Pork Ribs w/baked beans & Potato Salad and corn bread
As always, the Mon Ami team and I thank you for your friendship and patronage of our busy little shop! It is our privilege to serve you and be a part of this wonderful community!