This Week at Mon Ami

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Greetings  on this lovely fall morning!  The weather has been spectacular here on the Oregon Coast and we’re meeting lots of new folks who have waited until school started to do some travelling.  For those of you who live elsewhere, I’ll let you in on a little secret … September is the BEST time to visit!

On Sunday afternoon, the Mon Ami Team catered a very special, landmark event – the 40th anniversary celebration of the Western Lane Community Foundation – which was hosted by our wonderful friends Tom Bassett & Rich Bailey at their beautiful home.  Tom & Rich (who we affectionately refer to as The Boys Next Door) are, in fact, our neighbors right next door at Florence Antiques.  The weather was PERFECT for an al fresco buffet, and the Mon Ami gang truly outdid themselves with a spectacular display.   Chef Diane’s Pork Tenderloin Wellington was amazing!   I’ll try to get some pictures up on the website this week, but suffice to say I’m pretty proud of my team ;)

Here’s this week’s menu at Mon Ami!
Shrimp Caesar Salad w/Shrimp
Soup:  Cream of Mushroom

Sweet & Sour Meatball Sandwich
Soup:  Roasted Butternut Bisque

Crab Melt, served open-face on our homemade Kaiser rolls
Soup:   Mulligatawny

Mediterranean Walkabout – a beautiful medley of artichokes, asparagus, dried salami & calamata olives
Soup:  Tomato Florentine

Mac ‘n Cheese w/Prosciutto & Fresh Mozzarella
Soup:  Clam Chowder

This Week’s Take-Home Supper
Mac ‘n Cheese, Mixed Green Salad w/Dried Cranberries, Feta Crumbles & Toasted Almonds

This Week’s Dessert
White Chocolate Mousse Tart w/Fresh Strawberries

Our friend Leo the Produce Man continues to bring over beautiful corn on the cob, Willamette Valley tomatoes, peaches, apples, and bee-u-ti-ful squash.  His produce stand is right across the street in front of the old gas station – every Monday, Thursday & Saturday – and he’ll continue through October.  We so appreciate the opportunity to hand-pick such beautiful, locally sourced produce for our menu each week!

Have a lovely week!

Cindy Wobbe, Proprietress

This Week at Mon Ami

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applie pie

Greetings! What a fun, busy weekend we had here in Florence! We saw lots of out of town visitors who were here for the car show and the citywide garage sales. Hope you were able to get out and about and enjoy the festivities – I sure did!

With summer coming to an end, many of our book clubs and lunch-bunch groups have resumed meeting on a regular basis. Just a quick reminder to please double-check and make sure you are on our reservation schedule if you are meeting in our back room or need a larger table.
Here’s this week’s daily specials!

Albacore Stuffed Garden Tomato on a bed of field greensSoup: Green Pea and Ham

Broccoli, Chicken and Cheddar in a Sourdough bread bowlSoup: Leek and Potato

Turkey, Bacon, Swiss and Avocado ClubSoup: Chicken and Lentil

Sausage,Sage and Potato Medley WrapSoup: White Bean Chili

Teriyaki Meatball SubSoup: Clam Chowder

Friday Night Take-Home Supper: Spaghetti & Meatballs w/Caesar Salad and Garlic-Parmesan Bread

This Week’s Dessert: Apple Pie

Shipments are starting to arrive daily from my most recent buying trip, including a large collection of “mottoware” from England (what a score – I hardly ever find this stuff in the States!). I’ll be posting pictures as we get it all unwrapped and priced, so stay stuned!

Have a wonderful week!

Warmly, Cindy Wobbe

This Week at Mon Ami!

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Greetings! It is a beautiful day in the Mon Ami neighborhood!

A big “merci” to all of you who made the drive up Hwy. 101 to my Tenmile Estate Sale! We had great crowds both days!

With the start of school, we are adjusting our shop hours a wee bit so that our “pastry princess” and resident chef can see her kidlets off to school – we’ll be opening now at 9 a.m. Monday through Saturday. We’ll also be closing on Sundays beginning this week. Thank you for your understanding!

Don’t forget that THIS WEEKEND is the 2nd Annual City-Wide Garage Sale! woot-woot! You can pick up the Wednesday edition of the Siuslaw News for a list and map of participants. (We’ll also have them at Mon Ami.) Last year, we just did a one-day event, but guess what … there will be sales all weekend, Friday through Sunday! (A special thank you to my co-conspirators in making this event happen … Jenna Bartlett, Dee Osborne, Betty Blake, Lisa Walters-Sedlacek, and Cal Applebee.) Also this weekend is the annual Rods & Rhodies car show in Old Town … so there’s a lot happening. It’s gonna be fun!

Here’s our menu for this week! Hope to see you for lunch!

Taco Salad … All the fixings on house made tortilla chips and fresh mild salsa
Soup: Cream of Corn

Bacon, Cheddar, and Potato Wrap
Soup: Fresh Green Pea

Our own housemade Meatloaf Sandwich on freshly baked bread
Soup: Mediterranean White Bean

Egg Salad Sandwich with side of pickled cucumbers
Soup: Clam Chowder

Friday Night Take-Home Supper … Meatloaf, Mashed Potatoes, and Vegetable Medley

This Week’s Dessert … Hot Fudge Sundae in a Buttery Pastry Cup!

Hope you have a terrific week and please remember to watch for kids at the crosswalks!
Grace & Plenty,
Cindy Wobbe, Proprietress

Estate Liquidation – Fri. & Sat.

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Estate Sale Pictures (Click here to view)

We are conducting a whole house liquidation on behalf of William & Dorothy Lachowicz this Friday & Saturday, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. both days. After long and successful careers as fine artists and designers, Mr. and Mrs. Lachowicz retired to a charming beach bungalow next to Ten Mile Creek about 26 years ago. They recently relocated to be closer to their children out of state, and we have been asked to liquidate the contents of their lovely home.

If you love mid-century and danish modern furniture & artwork, this sale is for you! If you love textiles and fabrics, this sale is for you! Mr. and Mrs. Lachowicz were students at the renowned Layton School of Art in Wilwaukie, Wisconson and over the last 60 years designed and created numerous pieces of fine and textile art, sculptures, and furniture in the mid-century genre. This home reflects their talents and is full of many treasures.

The link noted below will take you to an on-line web gallery of just a few items being offered. We will continue to add pictures over the couple of days. If you have any difficulty at all accessing that album, please call Mon Ami at 541-997-9234 or send a comment on the site and we will send you a private web album.

Location: 95181 Hwy. 101, Yachats (about 7 miles south of Yachats, next to the Ten Mile Creek Bridge)

Directions: From Florence, travel north on Hwy. 101. It’s about 20 minutes. The home is just south of the Ten Mile Creek Bridge on the right side. If you are coming from Lincoln City, travel south on Hwy. 101, through Yachats, cross over the Ten Mile Bridge and hang a left.

Parking: Parking is limited. We have made arrangements with the property owner next door to utilize their parking – watch for the orange cones. Please be respectful of the owners’ properties, do not block driveways, or block in other cars.

Terms of Sale: All items are sold as is. All sales are final. We will accept cash, local checks, and all major credit cards.

There is no early “preview night” or “dealer night” or sign-up sheet on the door. All items shown in the web album will be available for sale at the beginning of the sale. We do not pre-sell.

Hours: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. both days. Early Birds are encouraged to bring donuts and coffee ;)

Items of Interest: Stacked and seasoned firewood, 2005 Subaru Legacy, lots of tools and woodworking supplies, lots of fabrics including bolts of leather and upholstery textiles, furniture, and household goods.

This Week at Mon Ami!

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Chicken Caesar Wrap
Soup: Cream of Broccoli

The Mon Ami Grilled Cheesesteak: Tender roast beef, sauteed onions and Swiss cheese on the Panini
Soup: Italian Wedding Soup

Veggies Verde Rice Bowl: Assorted roasted vegetables simmered in a mild green chili sauce over fragrant Basmati rice
Soup: White Bean and Kale Soup

Chef Salad: Traditional meats and cheeses on a bed of iceberg served with house 1000 island dressing, tomatoes and hard boiled eggs
Soup: Chinese Noodle

Beefy Mac ‘n Cheese
Clam Chowder

Friday Night Take-Home Supper: Housemade Mac ‘n Cheese w/Wedge Salad

This week’s dessert … good old-fashioned Apple pie a la mode

It’s “Favorites” Week at Mon Ami!

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Good morning! We are serving up some favorites this week, a few of which have been requested by our “regulars”. Hope you enjoy this!

New Estate! My team has been working hard emptying out an estate in Idylwood and moving it into the showroom. We’ll be opening this Friday & Saturday 9-2 both days. Lots of dressers, tools, old irons, mid-century furniture, and household goods. I’ll be sending out a web album on Wednesday. Also available from this estate, a queen mattress set and two twin adjustable beds.

Upcoming Event: Mark your calendar for September 5,6, & 7 for the Second Annual Florence City-wide Garage sale!

Here are our lunch specials for the week!

Old-fashioned Buttermilk Biscuits and Real Sausage Gravy with home fried potatoes
Soup: Chicken Noodle

Sweet and Sour Meatball Sub with Coleslaw
Soup: Carrot Ginger Bisque

Bacon-Lettuce-Tomato-Avocado Sandwich
Soup: Potato Corn Chowder

“The Walkabout” : Oven roasted chicken and vegetables wrapped in a flaky croissant pastry
Soup: Beef, Barley & Mushroom

Roast Beef French Dip Sandwich and Potato Salad
Soup: Clam Chowder

This week’s dessert: Cherry-Berry Cobbler with lemon drizzle and cream

*Please note, we will not be offering our Friday night take-home supper this week as our new ovens are finally being installed and our newly expanded kitchen will be a bit disorganized for a few days. Thanks for your patience!

Hope you have a wonderful week!

Warmly, Cindy

It’s “I Need a Hero!” week at Mon Ami

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Good morning to you! If you weren’t at the coast this weekend, you missed a spectacular weekend! The weather was perfect for a hike. I’m a bit embarassed to admit that I’ve lived here 18 years and never hiked the Siltcoos Trails, but I loaded Miss Bella in the truck this weekend and decided to tackle an item or two on my Bucket List. A couple of weeks ago we did Sweet Creek. My little rescue pooch LOVES to explore! One of these days, AFTER I finish my cookbook, I’m going to write a book titled “A Dog Can Change Your Life.” Who knew??!!!

This week at Mon Ami, we will be featuring our newest “permanent resident” “The Kaiser” in a variety of flavours. Chef Diane has is baking something new each day for some pretty darn tasty Hero-wiches! Here’s our menu …

Meatball Marinara Hero on a parmesan Kaiser roll
Soup: Creamy Chicken Enchilada Soup

The Hawaiian Ham and Swiss and Grilled Pineapple on an onion Kaiser
Soup: old fashioned split pea

The Chicken-Bacon-Cheddar on a Bacon Kaiser roll
Soup: Fresh Tomato-Basil

Chili Cheese Dog Hero on a Cheddar Kaiser
Soup: Just-cut-from-the-cob Corn Soup


Tuna on a Roll Hero: (now on our new menu) on an original Poppyseed Kaiser roll
Soup: Clam Chowder (As always, our chowder is gluten free.)

This week’s featured dessert: Warm and Fresh Detering Orchard Peach and Strawberry Cobbler featuring a cornmeal biscuit topping

Speaking of Detering Orchard, our good friend and Produce Guru, Leo Odegaard, is now coming over from the valley every Monday, Thursday and Saturday and setting up his produce stand just across the street from Mon Ami at the old Hoberg’s gas station. Corn is now in season, the green beens are crisp, and the fruit from the orchard is sweet & juicy! Leo’s family farm is just a few acres down from the Wobbe farm on Bodenhammer Road, and we love to support him as he continues the family business.

That’s it for now – hope you are enjoying your summer!

Warm wishes for a week filled with Grace & Plenty,

Cindy Wobbe, Proprietress