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Winter/Spring Menu

It’s that strange time of year in Southern California when the calendar says that it is still winter, but the weather is more like spring.  The comforts of winter are still appealing, especially when the nights cool off, but I always start to get anxious for the renewal ahead.  This menu will hopefully appeal to both impulses.  Try  the Morroccan Lentil Stew, a Berkeley Salad and a Roast Chicken for a comforting, yet light meal or go straight for the Pot Roast with Quinoa Salad, Roasted Potatoes and Blanched Beans.  If you need renewal more than comfort, try the Curry Cauliflower Soup, The OC Salad and Roasted Pepper, Onion and Cauliflower.  Whichever combination you choose, you can’t miss with the menu this month.  Simply place your order 24 hours in advance by email to kimdonahue@weekdaybistro.com or 714-307-9453.

Soups

Pint/6   Quart/8

Roasted Cauliflower Curry – Roasted Cauliflower, onion and vegetable broth with a hint of mild sweet curry.

Morroccan Lentil Stew – A rich tomato based stew with lentils, onion, mild aleppo pepper and a hint of anise.

Tuscan Wedding Soup -white beans, sweet italian sausage, carrots, onions and herbs.

Salads

Berkely Salad- mixed greens, tomato, avocado, purple and orange carrots, grilled portobello mushrooms, hard boiled egg served with a creamy vinaigrette

10

OC Salad – Mixed greens, mandarin orange wedges, pommegrants with a orange and champagne vinaigrette

12

Pickled Cabbage Salad – shredded red and savoy cabbage, fennel, apples in a tangy apple cider vinegar brine

12

Roasted Red Pepper and Red Onion Quinoa Salad

12

Main

Grilled Chicken Paillard – thin grilled chicken breasts with a mustard cream sauce.

10/per serving

Whole Roast Chicken

20

Pot Roast Provencal – Pot Roast marinated with garlic, olive oil, fresh herbs, red wine, dijon mustard and lemon juice

15/half pound serving   45/whole roast

Sides

Roasted Peppers, Red Onion, Cauliflower

8

Roasted Dutch Potatoes

6

Blanched Beans

6

WEEKDAY BISTRO HOLIDAY CATERING

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Happy Holidays from Weekday Bistro

It’s the most wonderful time of the year. December can seem like one long celebration, which is great if you are a party guest, but can be stressful if you are the host or hostess. Let Weekday Bistro help you relax and enjoy all of your celebrations. We will help you plan a menu for a perfect holiday gathering. Take a look at our sample menus below.

Cocktail Gathering $20/per person

Assorted Cheese and Cracker Platter
Olive Tapanade
White Bean Hummus
Fresh Breads
Hot Puff Pastry Squares
Vegetable platter
Wine
Non-Alcoholic Spritzer

Company Holiday Lunch $15/per person

Sandwich Bar
Green Salad
Chicken Pesto Pasta Salad
Dessert Bar

Holiday Dinner Party $30/per person

1st Course
Holiday Pear Salad – Fresh greens with pears, dried cranberries, toasted pecans and blue cheese with a balsamic vinaigrette.

2nd Course
Boeuf Bourguignon
Creamy Mashed Potatoes
Blanched Green Beans

3rd Course
Rich Creme Brulee

Wine pairings and additional courses may be added for a fee.

These menus are just an example. Menus can be customized for your event or dinner. I’d love to help you plan the perfect event. For more details contact kimdonahue@weekdaybistro.com or call 714-307-9453. No matter how you celebrate this holiday season, may all your days be merry and bright.

Give Thanks

Do you find it hard to be grateful on Thanksgiving? It’s difficult to stop in the middle of all the preparations and remember to give thanks. Weekday Bistro would like to help you feel more gratitude and less stress this season. Instead of spending days in the kitchen, use that time to play a game with the kids, call a friend and tell them how grateful you are for their presence in your life, or just relax and enjoy the abundance around you.

 

Thanksgiving Sides Menu

Mashed Potatoes                            $7/Serves 4
Creamy, melt in your mouth potatoes made with real russett potatoes, cream, butter and sour cream. YUM!

Stuffing                                        $10/serves 4
Made with bread crumbs, onion, sausage, cranberry, and so much more. Perfect when baked on it’s own or stuffed in the bird.

Fresh Cranberries                            $8/8oz jar
Fresh made tart, slightly sweet and spicy cranberry with a hint of citrus. This isn’t the stuff you buy in a can. You’ll never want to eat Turkey without it again.

Gravy                                                  $6/pint

Rich and delicious made with slow simmered Turkey stock.  Heat and serve.  No extra mess in the kitchen and no need to wait to put everything on the table.

 

Quinoa and Roasted Sweet Potato   $10/serves 4

GLUTEN FREE

This is a great alternative to stuffing if some guests are avoiding gluten or if you have vegetarians in the crowd.  Quinoa is a great source of protein and the roasted sweet potato adds traditional touch of  flavor.  The addition of roasted red onion adds subtle sweetness making it a great alternative to overly sweet yams.

 

Orders will gratefully be accepted until Monday, November 24.  Place orders by email to kimdonahue@weekdaybistro.com or call 714-307-9453.  Happy Thanksgiving!

Fall Menu

The flavors of fall are some of my favorite.  The aromas of warm spices and end of season fruits is a heady combination that I look forward to every year.  Those same spices and late harvest crops take center stage in the fall menu.  Cauliflower roasted and then mixed with onion and seasoned with the sweet spicy flavor of curry.  The Napa salad combines the fall sensations of sweet fruits, nutty flavors, and crunchy all in one delectable bite.  If you would like to give these items, or anything else on the menu a try, then place an order 24 hours in advance Monday-Thursday.  You can contact me at kimdonahue@weekdaybistro.com or text/call 714-307-9453.

Happy Fall!

 

Soups

Pint/6   Quart/ 8

Roasted Cauliflower Curry

Carrot Ginger

Red Lentil Chicken

Salads

Berkeley Salad – mixed greens, tomato, avocado, purple and orange carrots, grilled portobello mushrooms, hard boiled egg served with a creamy vinaigrette                   10

Napa Salad – butter lettuce, apples, golden   raisins, toasted pecans and warm goat cheese crisps served with a walnut, Viognier and honey vinaigrette                                 12

Main Dishes

Grilled Chicken Paillard served with mustard cream sauce                             10/per serving

Whole Roasted Lemon Chicken         20

Plank Grilled Wild Maple Glazed Salmon         15/per serving

Sides

Quart size serves 2-3

Roasted Dutch Fingerling Potatoes          6

Blanched Green Beans                                  6

Roasted Cauliflower and Peppers              8

Quinoa salad with roasted carrots, beets and red onion                                                                  10

Mother’s Day Delight

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Mother’s Day is less than a week away. This is a wonderful time when the women in your life should relax and let others take the lead. Do you need help planning your mother’s day soiree? Weekday Bistro would like to help.

Mother’s Day Brunch items

Lemon Blueberry Scones

$10/half dozen $20/per dozen

Cranberry Orange Almond Granola $7/8oz bag

Orange Honey Yogurt $6/8oz container

Any or all of these items would compliment your own scrambled eggs, bacon or sausage. Any mom would be ecstatic to have this waiting for her on Mother’s Day morning.

Need a gift for the baker in your life? Weekday Bistro is now selling 100% authentic vanilla extract. Made with real Madagascar Vanilla Beans. $10/per 4oz bottle.

Supplies are limited. Orders must be placed by Friday, May 9 for Mother’s Day.

As always, orders can be placed by email to kimdonahue@weekdaybistro.com or call 714-307-9453.

“Soup of the evening”

“Soup of the evening, beautiful soup!”

Alice in Wonderland

Spring Menu

Did you know that people who eat soup at dinner tend to be thinner and healthier?  In many cultures, soup is the main event at the evening meal.  If you have been trying to find a way to make your daily life a little bit healthier, try soup for dinner.  All Weekday Bistro soups are made from fresh ingredients, making them tasty as well as healthy.  Give yourself the gift of health this month and order a soup.  Orders can be placed for Monday-Thursday by email to kimdonahue@weekdaybistro.com or call 714-307-9453.

Happy Healthy Spring!

 

Soups

Hearty Chicken Noodle

Homemade pasta noodles, tender chicken breast and veggies in a rich chicken herb broth.

 

White Bean and Sausage

This is sometimes called Tuscan Wedding Soup, but whatever you want to call it, it’s delicious.  White Beans, Sweet Italian Sausage, Carrots, Potatoes and herbs de Provence in a hearty chicken broth.

 

Mediterranean Lentil and Rice

Roasted tomato and red pepper, green lentils, basmati rice cooked in vegetable broth.  Turkish Aleppo pepper and crushed anise seed add a subtle and unique spice making this an exotic and vegetarian friendly alternative to chili.

 

2 Servings/ $16  4 Servings/ $24  6 Servings/ $34

 

*Each serving is approximately 1 1/2 cups

 

Green Salad

Mixed greens with shredded Carrots and cherry tomatoes

4 Servings/ $12  6 Servings/ $18

 

THE FOLLOWING ITEMS REQUIRE 24 HOUR ADVANCE ORDER

Bread

Bread Boule       $4/Loaf

Popovers            4/$8  6/$10

Challah               $4/Loaf

 

Special Order

Grilled Chicken Paillard with Mustard Cream Sauce – Thin Chicken Breasts pounded flat and grilled served with Mustard Cream Sauce.

4 Servings/$25 6 Servings/$35

Zucchini Pancakes

Shredded zucchini in an egg and flour batter that is cooked into savory pancakes.  Great as a meal or a side.

2 Servings/ $10 4 Servings/$20  6 Servings/$30

Spring Green Risotto

Creamy arborio rice cooked with asparagus, peas and fresh herbs.  Can be served as a side or as a meal.

2 Servings/$12  4 Servings/$15 6 Servings/$20