Learning Life’s Lessons
Last Friday night, we got our heads handed to us. Not quite literally, but certainly figuratively. By 7:00 p.m., we had a one-hour wait, and we had pulled in extra tables and chairs to accommodate customers. By 8:30 p.m., back in the kitchen we had broken three wine glasses, one water glass, an olive oil cruet, and a few of our spirits (and not the alcoholic kind). Our floor crew was ragged and sweaty. By 9:00 p.m., we closed – no more pasta or flatbreads. Wine was flowing copiously, so we were emptying our stock as fast as we could open bottles. By 9:30 p.m., we served desserts. By 10:30 p.m., we’d dried our tears, put on our big girl panties, and the kitchen was spotless. Thankfully we were closed Saturday to celebrate our daughter’s college graduation and to GET OVER IT (I’m not bitter…just shellshocked).
So…what’s new this week? A lunch and dinner menu, a NOW HIRING sign (we need both kitchen and floor help), and some training manuals. We’ll be bringing in some fresh cheeses this week from Mozzarella Cheese Company (among others) and will have some nice specials – both pastas and desserts. Now that the weather has broken we’ll be looking towards soups, stews, and winter sauces. Mmmmmm. Bring me some comfort food!