Wednesday, January 7, 2009

2009

The beginning of 2009 will see a small wine list tweak. I'm 86'ing a couple of wines because of poor service from the distributor. (ahem, Badger) Unfortunately I have to deal with them to get a few liquor products but there is alot of good wine out there that people can choose from. We'll probably lose a couple glass pours as well. I think currently we have 14. That's too many during a slow time of year.

Small menu tweaks are ahead as well. I found a good source of sustainable grouper that will allow me to put it back on the menu. I'll also change the tofu to a non vegan vegetarian dish. (I know that's going to piss some people off) Most likely a grilled mushroom, spinach and vegetable polenta lasagna. We ran it New Year's and it was well received.

We hope to concentrate on the garden this year. We are looking for a part-time gardener to help tend to it.

We will be advertising in Milwaukee. Something we really haven't done before. We are virtually unheard of north of the county line. We are 30 minutes from downtown Milwaukee with comparable food, better prices, service and tons of convenient parking. They should be beating down our doors. If they start coming look for us to spread our wings culinary-wise.

Knock on wood but I think 2009 will be a good one. (It can't get much worse)

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Love your blog Chef.
If I may be so bold as to offer you an opinion, you can do the new lasgna dish and still keep it vegan.
I've pressed and crumbled tofu with herbs to use as my "cheese" in my vegan lasagna.
Used polenta strips instead of pasta as well.

I know your blog is meant as therapy for you, but it also is for me.
Keep up the good work.

Scott Sebastian said...

As someone who's not afraid to serve tofu I considered that option immediately. I have to weigh the options of offering a vegan dish or a semi-vegetarian dish that will be an option for a non-vegetarian looking for a low cost option. (I plan on offering it at a reasonable price.)

We will still dance for the vegan when requested.

Scott Sebastian said...

And thanks for reading it still amazes me that people do.

Scott Sebastian said...

"As someone who's not afraid to serve tofu I considered that option immediately. I have to weigh the options of offering a vegan dish or a semi-vegetarian dish that will be an option for a non-vegetarian looking for a low cost option. (I plan on offering it at a reasonable price.

We will still dance for the vegan when requested."

Please disregard the above comment. I sound more idiotic than usual.

Just Jim said...

The original anon comment was from me, I was too lazy at the time to create an identity.

Always a pleasure to not only read your blog, but your pictures are amazing.
Of course the food, but the kitchen shots are great.
I like seeing how someone else is set up, and if the crew looks cool, calm and collected, or homicidal.

Scott Sebastian said...

Thanks for the comments Just.

The boys are the steadiest I've ever had. No drunks, crackheads, etc. Nice bunch of guys. They just need a little motivation every now and then.

Anonymous said...

Hi Chef, any Organic wines in the future? Such as Frey and or others.
My wife is sensitive to sulfates that are in most wines.
Thanks!

Scott Sebastian said...

Organic is always a plus. I think some on the list are organic but not advertised as such. I'll keep my eyes open for organic when chosing the new wines. We'll also look for any on our current list that are organic and note it.