the 99 restaurant menu - Profitable Menu
For sophomore/senior-level courses in Menu Planning, Food Production, Food Management. Exceptionally thorough, this text offers single-volume coverage of ALL aspects of menu planning--from determining who the customer is, to how to market the menu to them, available kitchen equipment, recipe costs, how to make a profit, figuring selling prices, menu analysis, nutrition, printing the menu (including desktop publishing), menu accuracy and all of the different types of menus (from fast food to fine dining). Hands-on and real-world in approach, it features accompanying interactive software with specific examples of costing, mark-ups and menu engineering.
Copeland's Restaurant, Cincinnati, Ohio
When Karen and I decided to meet for the first time, after we had been chatting for a few days on the internet, she suggested we meet for dinner at Copeland's. I'll never forget the fateful night, March 28, 2001. Copeland's is an upscale but casual restaurant with a full American menu, and a speciality in New Orleans style Cajun dishes. In fact, Copeland's flagship restaurant in New Orleans has been voted "Best Cajun Restaurant," for eight years by New Orleans Magazine.
Normally a first blind date would just be for a drink, or lunch. However, it must have been in the stars that this was to be a magical evening. We hit it off from the start (unlike many other first dates we had both had), and after dinner we went across the street to the lobby of the Marriott where we sat and continued talking until late into the night. Within a short period of time we were seeing each other exculsively. Exactly one year and two days later, we became husband and wife.
Oh HaPpY Day!!!
On our first date we both ordered Catfish Acadiana, golden fried bayou catfish with creamy shrimp butter sauce, steamed vegetables, and spicey red potatoes. Although I was totally enchanted by Karen, and she apparently found me at least amusing, it was not exactly love at first sight - just keen interest - so we both enjoyed the food. We have been back there many times, as recently as last Sunday, and I almost always order the Catfish Acadiana. Not only is it terrific, but at $12.99 it is also one of the least expensive items on the menu. You won't have room for desert, but if you decide to go for it anyway, you won't go wrong by trying the Brownie Deluxe A LaMode.
NOTE: Alas, Copeland's can no longer be found in Cincinnati. It went out of business, but our love is still strong.
99 of 365: Sushi Excitement!
That's what they call it. "Sushi Excitement."
The sushi is OK when compared to the restaurant variety, but is a delicacy for me on the Santa Clara menu.
It's only offered once a week - on Wednesdays for lunch and dinner - so I try to make it for at least one of the two.
My favorite offering is the Gyoza Roll, which is interesting because I have never had a Gyoza Roll anywhere besides "Sushi Excitement."
The Spicy Tuna is OK, as is the Maguro, but I stick with the GR's because they are pretty tasty and substantial!
the 99 restaurant menu
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