Monday, May 11, 2009

Recession Buster

Foie Gras "Peanut Butter & Jelly" $16

I want to apologize for not updating the blog last week. It was actually a week that we finally saw an upswing in guests at the restaurant. The economy has been taking its toll on restaurants like ours. Its great to have a $50-$60pp check average for the bottom line, but if people aren't spending like they used to they look for alternative options.

But last week we saw a turn, people were out, spending money, enjoying the weather,telling our servers the ll be back very soon.

Its great to see a light at the end of the tunnel. The hospitality business has been hit hard, they are practically giving away rooms and vacations at hot spots like Vegas, US Virgin Islands, Disney Wold. Restaurants have had to deal with rising cost of goods, but without drastically changing prices the restaurant takes a hit.

Lets see what happens on the next 6 months, but I think that we are about to see the economy start to slowly get better.

As a restaurant that provides exceptional service, world class cuisine and an amazing wine & cocktail list you have to believe that people have not lost interest in what we do. So to make it more affordable for our valued guests we have offered multi course tastings for $35, recession buster small bites (Pintxos) for $3, including items like Foie Gras on toast, black trumpet mushrooms on brioche, Jamon Serrano and Manchengo.

This week we are headed to the Nantucket Food & Wine Festival, our dinner alone costs $450 pp, and mind you we have the cheapest ticket price out of 16 dinners taking place that evening. All SOLD OUT!

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