Sunday, May 17, 2009

Spectacular ethnic food, a great night with La Cage Aux Folles, two FPL power outages, the Manatee Players' Fundraising Dinner and a wedding cake

What a whirlwind week this has been! I was very impressed with how tastefully & smoothly the Manatee Players pulled off their fundraiser at Bonni Bakes on Saturday night. It has motivated me to allocate one evening a month to a local non-profit organization for a fundraising evening at Bonni charge for the venue. You may, or may not know that before I became a baker I was a clinical social worker/therapist and the President of United Way for three counties in North Carolina. I know how tough it is to raise money in an uncertain economy, despite the increased need for services. So, if you're on the Board or an active member of a local charity and want to take advantage of this opportunity, get in touch with me. Until then, I look forward to spending a few hours sitting quietly on my flight to NYC Monday. I'll be back in time to cook on Friday & Saturday, but why wait...check out what Amy & Steph have planned for lunch this week.

Tues May 19 Amy’s SOUTHERN COMFORT Menu served 11-2 (LAST 2 WEEKS!!)

Shrimp n' Grits $9
Large Gulf Shrimp swimmin' in a kicked up garlic cream sauce and ladled over hot
Cheese Grit Casserole + choice of side dish

Bradentucky Boil $7
Collard greens, cabbage, onions, spicy smoked sausage, carrots, red potatoes and cob corn.
Slow cooked in a hearty chicken and ham hock broth + choice of side dish

Roasted Broccoli n' Swamp Cabbage Salad $8
Garlic Roasted Broccoli, Heart of Palm & Artichoke served on a bed of crisp romaine lettuce, w/ fresh tomato, sugar roasted pecans, maple bacon & sweet Valdalia onion vinaigrette

Roast Pork Po' Boy $8
Served on a toasted hoagie roll topped with caramelized sweet onions and smoked provolone cheese served with apple cider au jus for dippin' + choice of side dish

Cracker Mac n' Cheese Combo $8
A generous portion of soul soothin' oven baked 3 cheese elbow macaroni served with your choice of 2 side dishes

Roasted Chicken Salad Sandwich $8
Topped with crisp maple bacon, lettuce, tomato and served on a toasted whole wheat roll & choice of side.

Side Dishes $3
Bradentucky Boil, Cheese Grit Casserole, Cracker Mac n' Cheese, Swamp Apple Slaw

Key Lime Pie Squares $3
Take a slice with you.....'cause you know you'll crave it later!

Cans of Soda or Bottled Spring Water $1
Sweet (or not) Louisiana Iced Tea or Pink Lemonade (Free Refills) $2


Wed May 20 Stephanie's INDIAN Menu served 11-2

Spiced Carrot Soup: V A creamy, coriander, cumin and turmeric spiced carrot soup made with my home grown organic carrots served with pappadum. $4

Samosa: V Diced potatoes, peas and broccoli spiced with cumin, fenugreek, ginger, turmeric, coriander, asafetida, cloves, and cinnamon fill a golden pastry turnover. $4

Stuffed Pepper: V Bell pepper stuffed with potato, eggplant and yogurt spiced with coriander, cayenne, garam masala and cilantro baked to perfection served with fresh mint chutney served with pappadum. $4

Cucumber Yogurt Salad : V Shredded cucumbers in cumin, garam masala spiced yogurt dressing served with pappadum. $4

Choose Two: pick 2 items from above, served with pappadum. $7.50

Pappadum: V A thin crispy cracker type bread. 2/$1

V indicates vegetarian.

Coffee or Hot Tea $1.50
Iced Tea $1.50
Coke, Sprite, Diet Coke, Bottled Water $1.00

Baklava $3.50
Mom’s Apple Pie $3.50
Carrot Cake $3.50


Thur May 21 Stephanie's MOROCCAN Menu served 11-2

Moroccan Chicken Pie $4
Cinnamon, ginger, saffron spiced chicken sandwiched between layers of crisp phyllo pastry with almonds.

Couscous Salad V $4
Tomato, red and green sweet peppers, greens beans, chickpeas, cucumbers, raisins, green olives and couscous mixed with a tahini, mint, lemon and extra virgin olive oil dressing; served with Moroccan country bread.

Orange and Olive Salad V $4
Oranges, green olives and cilantro tossed with a virgin olive oil, lemon juice and orange-flower water dressing; served with Moroccan country bread.

Pumpkin Soup V $4
Moroccan Ras el Hanout spiced pumpkin pureed with milk and vegetable broth, garnished with plain yogurt and cilantro; served with Moroccan country bread.

Choose two
Pick any two from above. $7.50

Moroccan Country Bread
A rustic, plain bread. Take some home! $3.50/loaf

Coffee or Hot Tea $1.50
Iced tea $1.50
Coke, Sprite, Diet Coke, Bottled Water $1

Baklava $3.50
Mom’s Apple Pie $3.50
Chocolate Éclair $3.50

Fri & Sat MAY 22 & 23 Bonni’s NYC Menu served 11-2

Since I'll be out of town until Thursday afternoon, I'm not sure what the soup will be, except that it will be delicious, fresh and just $4

Ses Salinas Salad (V)
Mixed organic greens, cucumber, tomato, red onion, Spanish olives & Feta cheese, served with Bonni’s Honey Dijon Vinaigrette $4

Chicken added to your salad $2

Pick Two: Bowl of Soup, House Salad OR A Stromboli* $7.50
*Florentine (spinach/tomato) Roast Veggies or NEW Mexican Chicken

HANDMADE 8” INDIVIDUAL PIZZA (vegan available on request)

Naked Cheese mozzarella, red sauce, parmesan, fresh oregano (V) $6
New York mozzarella, pepperoni, red sauce, parmesan, fresh oregano $6
Mahon mozzarella, spinach, tomato, red onion, red sauce, oregano (V) $7
Margherita mozzarella, red sauce, tomato, parmesan, basil, olive oil (V) $7
Chinese Chicken hoisin, roast garlic, chicken, broccoli, mozzarella, scallions $7
(V) = Vegetarian

Large crunchy cookie (ask for today’s flavors) (V) $1.25
Homemade Muffins (V) $1.75

Bottled Spring Water, cans of soda $1
Brewed Raspberry Iced Tea or Hot Tea (assorted bags) $1.50
Our House Blend of Half/Caff Flavored Coffee $1.50

Amy's Last (Southern Comfort) Supper
takes place on Wednesday, May 27th

Appetizer: Drunkin' Cajun Shrimp
Swimmin' in a kicked up tomato and garlic cream sauce kissed with sherry
Served with crusty fresh baked bread for dunkin'

Swamp Apple Chopped Salad
Chopped crisp romaine lettuce, Granny Smith apples and fresh tomato
topped with sugar roasted pecans, maple bacon and sweet Valdalia onion vinaigrette

Entree: Herb Crusted Sliced Beef Tenderloin
served with a Marsala Wine and Mushroom Sauce
Captain Kirk's Twice Baked Potato Souffle
Sautéed Fresh Baby Green Beans

Dessert: Fresh Summer Berries & Cream
served over a slice of fresh baked butter pound cake

$25 per person (tax and gratuity not included)

Reservations from 6:00 p.m. til 8:00 p.m.
Please call Amy @ 941-266-4665

Hugs from the kitchen,

Bonni Bakes in the Village of the Arts
930 12th Street West
Bradenton, FL 34205

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