Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Baker's Best: St. Patrick's Day

Bakers’ Best is a café/retail shop and caterer specializing in fresh, local and gourmet fare. Owner Michael Baker opened the store in 1984, starting out as a simple storefront shop selling all-natural deli sandwiches and homemade baked goods. Over the last 25 years, Bakers’ Best expanded its café presence in Newton Highlands with a double storefront location, as well as its catering business with a 10,000-square-foot commissary in Needham that produces up to 150 corporate and social catering orders per day.

For St. Patrick's Day, Bakers’ Best Café in Newton is doing a traditional Irish menu between March 12-19. Check out their menu below:

Corned Beef and Cabbage pizza: shredded corned beef with potato slices, green cabbage, melted mozzarella, and monetary jack cheeses on grilled flatbread ($28 each-36 bite size pieces)
Guinness Lamb Stew “stew to go” served with dumplings on the side. A “stew to go” container serves 8 bowls or 16 cups of a hearty combination of lamb medallions and root vegetables in a rich guinness stew with goat cheese dumplings ($62.50)

Irish Pub Salad: torn romaine and bibb lettuces with watercress, endive, julienned beets, pickled red onions, hard boiled eggs, red cabbage, grape tomatoes, and crumbled blue cheese with a malted tarragon vinaigrette ($4.75 per person, with 6 person minimum)
--add flaked poached salmon $8.95 pp

New England Boiled Dinner: red corned beef with green cabbage, boiled potatoes, baby carrots, and corned beef jus ($9.95 per person-6 person minimum)

Horseradish Crusted Salmon: grated potato and fresh horseradish crusted salmon fillet served with dijon cream ($11.95 per person)

“Green Risotto”: arborio rice, spinach, basil and parsley risotto with shaved parmesan cheese ($3.85 per person)

Shepherd’s Pie: seasoned ground beef topped with peas, carrots, corn, and whipped potatoes ($60 ½ pan serves 10-12, $90 ¾ pan serves 16-18, $120 full pan serves 20-24)

Ballymore Potato Ravioli: served with sautéed spinach, grilled zucchini, caramelized onions, wild mushrooms, and sweet peas in a light pesto cream ($9.95 per person)

----From the Bakery

Irish Soda Bread: 8” round with raisins $5.95

Homemade Irish Soda Bread Scones $1.50 each

Sugared Shamrocks $.75 each

White Chocolate Dipped Shamrocks $1.25 each

Shamrock Cheesecake: crème de menthe cheesecake with chocolate crumbs, finished with green chocolate shamrocks
$25 small serves 6-8
$48 small serves 10-12

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