Wednesday, December 16, 2009

New Year's Eve Menu

If you're looking for dinner ideas for New Year's Eve, consider Jay's Cafe for an intimate meal!

In addition to the regular dinner menu, we will be preparing a special New Year's Eve menu for one night only. Dinner hours are 5:00pm to 9:00pm. Space is very limited (no, seriously! Our dining room seats 40 max.), so reservations are recommended. Call (651)641-1446 today.

----Wednesday update-----
I just got the menu from Tony & Rick! It will be a four course meal with champagne included. You have the option to choose one of three main dishes, and one of two desserts. Your meal will include salad, a fruit/cheese/meat plate, main course, dessert and champagne. Not bad!

And I understand Rick is making the ravioli completely from scratch. It sounds delicious, guys!

Jay's Cafe New Year's Eve Dinner Menu:

Four Course Dinner with Champagne $50 per person

House Salad
Spring greens tossed with Cider vinaigrette, beets, walnuts, scallions, and blue cheese

Artisan Salami
Thinly sliced aged salami, fruit, and cheese drizzled with balsamic vinegar and extra virgin olive oil



Broiled Walleye
with wild rice, fried leeks, and lemon sage brown butter on a generous bed of spinach

Portabella Mushroom Ravioli
Hand made mushroom, squash and spinach ravioli in herbed white wine cream sauce

Pan-seared Beef Tenderloin
Beef Tenderloin with red wine and cherry reduction sauce, brussels sprouts and roasted vegetables



Coconut Wafers and Mango
Crispy coconut cookies sandwiched around lime custard and sliced mango

Rum Chocolate Truffles
Rum infused dark chocolate hand rolled in cocoa


Monday, December 14, 2009

A restaurant to call home

For months even our closest friends and family had no idea where Caribe would be located. Until we signed the purchase agreement last month, all we could share was that we had a location "somewhere in St. Paul."

Well, I'm excited to announce that today Tony and I officially take possession of Jay's Cafe! We have a lot to learn, but are excited for the challenge. Today the restaurant is closed, but Tony will be busy with meetings all day and other miscellaneous tasks to get in order before we open tomorrow for lunch.

We want to thank everyone for your continued support through the many months it has taken us to get to this far. I don't think anyone really knows just what an undertaking this has been! And it's all been worth it, of course.

Please help spread the word and drop by Jay's Cafe for a meal and to say "hi" to Tony.
You can view the current menu online. Until we change over to Caribe, I will be updating both websites.

Also, please take a moment to sign up for the Caribe email newsletter!

We look forward to serving you soon!

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