Thursday, September 15, 2011

And Then Came the Last Days of Cafe...

Part of the reason I've been so selfish (hehe) and kept Lippe for so long is that I wanted him here to help with the huge task of cooking our last dinner document our last day at the cafe.

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!


  1. OHHh looks like a great time & good food , I no urs coustomers will wat for urs new place !!!Lippe always is a grand helper !! HUgs xoxox

  2. And here I thought I was being selfish with Lippe when I kept him for almost 3 weeks. MOL. Goodbyes are always a little sad, but it sounds like you're on to bigger and better things after the cafe. Looks like Lippe was a huge help. *hugs*

  3. OMC - Lippe was having a grand time and living "high on the hog." (translation - eating deluxe meals from 4-star restaurant). You should have Lippe back for a grand opening if that's what you decide to do. I'm sure your customers would gladly welcome you back. Great post pal.

  4. *doggy nose pressed againt the glass.....slobering* mmmmm, well done to both of you for puttin on such a pawsome pawty.

  5. I can see why you needed Lippe to stay and help make all those foodables. You is lucky he did not nom efurrything while he woz helping. That Lippe noms a lot, you know.

  6. Your Chinese dinner looks so delicious! I would love to try the wontons Lippe folded :-)

  7. I love Lippe! He can come help me in Edinburgh some day if he likes, x vinny

  8. Whoa! I didn't know you had a Chinese restaurant! I love Chinese food. Yum!

  9. Ohhhh I think we will all come to your grand opening the food looks awesome!