Before I go any further, I want to clarify: we had a blast at our cafe. And by the end were a rip roaring success. I've had many people express condolences and give advice when they hear of our closing, but we didn't close because we failed...we closed because we did SO well that we outgrew our tiny tiny kitchen! BOL! In all honesty, the "cafe" is actually a coffee shop and was never meant for cooking and serving food. But it was a grand experiment and who knows...maybe we'll be inviting Lippe back someday for the Grand Opening of our restaurant at a new location. ;)
Now, to the pics!
As part of our final day, we opted to put on a big invitation-only customer appreciation dinner for our favorite, most loyal customers. We chose a big Chinese dinner!
Lippe got to work folding (and tasting) fortune cookies:
After that hard work, he took a break to eat some sesame chicken:
Then it got intense! Time to fill & fold approximately one squillion crab wontons:
But the reward is worth it! Check out that spread!
Lippe having a hard time deciding what to put on his plate first:
Then, after everyone's gone home, it's time to pack up and clean, clean, CLEAN. Goodbye, tiny kitchen:
Goodbye, tiny coffee shop! Thanks for the memories!