Tuesday, December 9, 2008

What's Cooking this week Dec 9-13

Wow what a week it’s been. I hope you were here to share it, especially the food!! Giving birth is always the same regardless of whether you’re bringing forth a new person or a concept. The process is fraught with emotions and filled with a pulsating energy fluctuating between hectic, scary, energetic, exciting, terrifying, numbing, exhausting, satisfying then finally…it’s a done deal!!

Last year, when I came up with this idea of multiple chefs cooking at Bonni Bakes, I couldn’t interest anyone. And now that it’s up and running, it’s exciting to be in the midst of so much creativity & great food bursting forth from the kitchen. The great variety of food has been universally applauded, and everyone is looking forward to the next menus with bated breath. We’re getting spoiled in a heartbeat and it feels so good. Finally, there’s a place where talented chefs can cook what they want for a grateful audience who is just an arm’s length away. It’s a delicious win-win situation. One dedicated person had perfect attendance this week, so Owen wins the Gastronomy Gold Star and has now been elevated to Official Bonni Bakes Food Critic.

This week The Village of the Arts is hosting an extra ArtWalk weekend…galleries will be open Fri from 6-9:30pm and Sat from 11-4. You’ll find a huge array of unique handmade items, perfect for that special one of-a-kind gift. If you’re hungry, I’ll be cooking pizza Fri night and my full menu for lunch on Saturday11-2.

If you’re a member of the Bradenton Chamber of Commerce, their December Business After Hours will be held in The Village today (Tuesday) from 5-7pm at the corner of 12th St W and 11th Ave W. under the big tent. Look for me under the oak tree where I’ll have delicious samples from some of our chefs. Make sure you stop by and have a nibble.

Here are the menus for this week. Try not to drool on your keyboard, I hear it isn’t good for the computer.

Hugs from the kitchen,
Bonni, Victoria, Anna, Walter, Bonnie & Hector

Tuesday Dec 9 -- Victoria's Mediterranean Menu

® Caldo Gallego, white bean, spinach and acelgas $4

® Spinach, Red Onion, Orange Segments, Cabrales, white balsamic vinaigrette $5
® Tomatoes with Manchego, fresh herbs ExtraVirgen Olive Oil drizzle $5

“Al tiempo”/Room Temperature:
® Garbanzos sautéed with garlic, onions with pumpkin squares $4
® Grilled Brussel Sprouts, Beets, “Boniato”- sweet potatoes $4
® Pan con Tomate con Jamon o con Queso Manchego $6/$5
® Catalan bread with tomato, with Serrano Ham $6 or with Manchego Cheese slice $5

® Barquitos de Berengena, small eggplant stuffed with greek cheese, cinnamon tomatoes, fresh herbs $4.50

® Patatas Con Chorizo y Manchego, Potato skins served warm with crispy chorizo and warm Manchego cheese $5

® Gambas al Ajillo, crispy garlic and lemon shrimp $6.50

® Canelons, pasta squares filled with ground meat, baked with creamy béchamel sauce, gratinee’ $5.50

® Carnitas de Puerco encebollado, Pork loin grilled to perfection, served with caramelized onions $6

Dulces/Postres/Sweet Endings: $4
Almond Cakes with Pistachio Foam
Flan de Coco
Peras al Vino con galletitas de Miel de Abeja

Victoria Rogers 941-524-9572 vicskitchn@aol.com

Wed Dec 10 – Anna’s Natural Wednesday Menu

® Shitake Mushroom Barley Soup $3

® Baked Millet w/Squash & Roasted Pumpkin Seeds $2

® Sauteed Vegetable Mix w/Sweet Onion Pickle $3

® Boiled Collards w/Onions & Tamari Ginger Dressing $2

® Tahini Bilberry Custard $3

® Bancha Tea $1

December Lunch Special (try a bit of everything!) $8

Also Organic Coffee, Water, Ice Green Tea & other specialty fruit drinks in season

Anna D’Aste 941-746-0055 littleswamp2002@yahoo.com

Thursday Dec 11 -- Walter's French Inspired Menu

® Frisee salad with Manchego cheese and Marcona Almonds with Micro greens and organic Cara-Cara Orange vinaigrette $5

® Potage Saint Germain, organic split pea soup (vegetarian) $4
® Vichyssoise, organic potato and leek soup $4

Main Course
® Chicken Chasseur, classic hunter's style free range chicken, rich brown sauce with wild mushrooms $6

® Gulf Shrimp and Mediterranean Mussels in a saffron-wine broth $7

® Creme Caramel $3

Walter Murawinski 347-865-5297 chefwalternyc@hotmail.com

Friday Dec 12 – Bonnie & Hector’s Caribbean Menu

® Fresh Juice made with daily selection of vegetables, fruit and fresh herbs $4

Soup of the Day
® Black Bean Soup with Spanish onions & an Avocado Yogurt $4

Salad of the Day
® Mixed greens, assorted sprouts, shaved carrot, grape tomato, yellow peppers, crumbled egg, brazil nuts & a Cilantro-Recao citrus vinaigrette $6
(additional dressings available upon request)
® Add Chicken $3

® Arroz Amarillo Con Habichuelas 'Yellow Rice 'n Beans' $5
® Add Chicken $3
® Garlic-Red Pepper Plantain Stuffed Clams w/navel orange herb butter sauce $7
® Adobo-Herb basted Chicken Salad with Avocado, Red Onion, Greens, Fruit &
Citrus Mayo
® Sandwich $7
® On Greens $8

® Mango-Sweet Banana Shaved Frozen Fruit Puree $3
® Sweet Banana Brulee with Homemade Chocolate Nut Butter $3
® Cafe Con Leche $3
® Coffee $2
Delivery & Carry Out available

Bonnie & Hector Ferran 941-580-8085 bluecatering@live.com

Saturday Dec 13 -- Bonni’s NY State of Mind Menu

Soup of the Day
® Loaded Baked Potato Soup $4

® Ses Salinas Salad: organic mixed greens, red onion, cucumber, tomato,
Spanish olives, Feta with Bonni’s Dijon Vinaigrette $4

® NYC Salad: baby greens, sweet cranberries, candied pecans, Blue cheese
with Bonni's Creamy Raspberry Vinaigrette $6

® Grilled Chicken added to your salad $2

Handmade 8" Individual Thin-Crust Pizzas
® Naked City mozzarella, red sauce, parmesan & fresh oregano $6
® New York mozzarella, pepperoni, red sauce, parm & fresh oregano $6
® Roast Veggie mozzarella, pesto, assorted veggies, cheve, fresh basil $7
® Mahon mozzarella, fresh spinach, tomato, red onion, red sauce, basil $7
® Margherita mozzarella, red sauce, fresh tomato, parmesan, basil, olive oil $7
® Chinese Chicken hoisin, roast garlic, chicken, broccoli, mozzarella, parm $7

Dessert -- Check the display case to see what’s available today
Frosted cupcake $2.50 (additional add-ons available)
Mini frosted cupcake $1.25
Large cookie (ask for flavors) $1.25
Brownie $1.50
texas Muffin (ask for today's flavors) $1.75
Chocolate Orgasm Cookies (Pkg/4) $4.50

Bottled Spring Water, Coke, Diet Coke, Sprite, Dr Pepper, Diet Dr Pepper $1
Raspberry Iced Tea or assorted Hot Tea (bag) $1.50
Our House Blend of Half/Caff Flavored Coffee $1.50
Homemade Lemonade $2.00
Mango Lassi (refreshing whipped mango & yogurt shake) $3.50

Baked Goods (availability varies, some items Special Order only)
Muffins, crackers, Breadstix, Chocolate Orgasm cookies, loaves of bread

Bonni Brown 941-746-6647 bonnibakes.blogspot.com

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