Little Goat Food & Drink

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So we did it. We have opened little goat. We took possession of the space at 2615 portage avenue on Thursday, November 24 and we opened for breakfast on Tuesday, December 4th. It’s still a work in progress, probably always will be, we still have chairs to build, bookshelves to assemble and stock, walls to paint and people to hire, but we opened our sunny front room and started serving on Tuesday morning.key

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Some of you might be asking, “weren’t you going to be in Osborne Village?” Well, that was the plan, but things don’t always work out how you expect they will. Some of you know what happened, the rest will have to use their imagination. I was always taught, “If you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say it at all.”  Anyway,  when things fell apart, we went looking a new place. Our two criteria were that it had to be already set up as a restaurant and it had to be in a vibrant neighbourhood. This is when we came across this building in Sunny St. James. I didn’t really realize that there are lots of people living down here. And they are really nice people! So we found this little spot, made a deal, and then spent 10 days of ridiculously long hours to get it ready to open. This is the first time we have ever set an opening date for a spot, and actually opened on that date.

People have asked, “are you doing a soft opening?”. Sort of, not really. We are solidly open. However, we are opening one meal service at a time in the chronological order of the meals in your day.  First, this week, we are open for breakfast. Next week, we will open for lunch. We are still waiting for our liquor licence, and at this late date we probably won’t get it before Christmas, so we expect we will open for dinner early in the new year. We are open Tuesday to Saturday, this week from 8 to 11, next week from 8 to 3. We will have a website soon, it will be at http://www.littlegoat.ca (Don’t go look yet, it’s still being developed)

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Our phone number, if you want to talk to us in person is 204-254-GOAT (4628)

Here is a look at our opening menu, hope to see you here soon, we are ready and eager to serve!

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People have asked, “are you still doing catering?”

Yes!

One of the reasons we fell in love with this space, is that there is plenty of room to prep for catering events. For example, we are catering 3 office parties  this weekend and a First Night of Chanukah event next week.

For catering, please contact us at catering@alexanderskitchen.ca

 

We are hiring for all positions. If you are interested in being a part of a workplace that celebrates diversity, creativity and genuine hospitality, please email a resume to chef@alexanderskitchen.ca or just drop in to 2615 Portage Ave.

 

Holiday Entertaining? Let us help!

holiday hearthThe holiday season is just around the corner, need a hand? We can cater your holiday dinners, office Christmas parties and family gatherings. Do you just need a hand prepping a few apps? We can do that! Need full service catering with servers and bartenders? We can do that too. Food for 6 or 60 (or even 600!) we can accommodate. We like to make custom menus for our clients so please contact us at catering@alexanderskitchen.ca and let us help you.

We can also do some great holiday baking for you. Let us bake some festive cookies and dainties or make some showstopper desserts like our dark chocolate, sour cherry trifle! One of my favourite things to make is a traditional Buche de Noel, complete with little meringue mushrooms. Just let us know what you need!

Here are a couple sample menus for you:

Pass Around Appetizers
$9/person

roasted squash, sesame, shiitake mushroom

brie with fig and pistachio

brie, fig and pistachio crostini

baby bocconcini, cherry tomato and basil skewers

 

Main Course, Buffet Style
$34/person

roast pork loin stuffed with apricots, sundried cranberries and apples with a dijon mustard glaze

baked salmon with sundried tomatoes, italian parsley and olive oil

oven roasted potatoes with rosemary and garlic

wild rice with mushrooms and parmesan

roasted beets and carrots with sunflower seeds and scallions

brussel sprouts with bacon and cream

field greens with currants, feta and walnuts in a balsamic vinaigrette

romaine lettuce with artichoke, red onion and avocado in lime, cilantro dressing

Dessert

assorted dainties and cookies

Menu #2

Pass Around Apps
$11/person

berber spiced shrimp with mint and lemongrilled shrimp

savoury profiteroles with chicken liver mousse and cornichon

roast garlic and white bean tapenade with eggplant relish

Main Course, Buffet Style
$40/person

Brown sugar and smoked paprika crusted beef tenderloin with chimichurri

Chicken fricasee with leeks and mushrooms

sweet and savoury potato dauphinoise

saffron pilaf with sundried cranberries, raisins and toasted pine nuts

green beans with pancetta and parmesan

roasted cauliflower with coriander, orange and chilies

roasted root vegetables with sage and brown butter

Butter lettuce with fennel and grapefruit in a mint and ginger dressing

arugula salad with roasted pear, blue cheese and walnuts in a red wine vinaigrette

Dessert

banana, chocolate chip bread pudding with warm caramel sauce

 

Thanksgiving is just around the corner, need a hand?

turkeyIt seems like this year  Thanksgiving Weekend kind of snuck up on us. Wasn’t it just last week that we were sitting on the beach? If you are feeling stressed about having to serve your family and friends an elaborate feast this weekend, let us help you.

We can Brine and Stuff the bird, we can make all the side dishes, we can even do the whole thing, complete with appetizers and desserts. If you are interested in doing a theme, talk to us, we can tweak the menu to suit you.

Just the Turkey

     Brined, seasoned and stuffed. Ready to roast                                    $8/person (min 8 ppl)

     Roasted and Ready to serve, delivered hot.                                                           $15/person

      for a free run bird,                                                                                               add $5/person

All the Sides

     mashed potatoes, baked yams, 3 veggie dishes, cranberry sauce, pickles, gravy and a salad                                                                      $12/person (min 8 ppl)

Dessert

     Pumpkin Pie, Apple Pie and Chocolate Brownies                             $8/person (min 8 ppl)

Appetizers

     mini crab and corn cakes, kale and feta galettes,

     blue cheese and bacon stuffed mushrooms                                          $9/person

squashDelivery Charges may apply.

To order, just email us at catering@alexanderskitchen.ca

Dinner Party

I think our favourite type of event to cater is small dinner party in someone’s home. Between 8 to 12 people is the ideal size for an intimate gathering. Smaller events like this allow us  to give it the personal touch and  lets us have fun with the food. These events really allow us to customize the food to suit the tastes of the client and their guests. We had the privilege of catering an 8 person dinner last night.

This is the menu we served. The entire menu is dairy free and made with very little onion or garlic. This was the client’s preference.

If you have an event coming up, consider having it catered. Instead of being stuck in the kitchen over a hot stove, you can be enjoying your guests’ company.

Pass Arounds

smoked steelhead 2butternut squash with shitake and apple

crostini with arugula pesto, coppa and cherry Tomato

smoked steelhead cakes with spicy mint aioli
and smoked steelhead

 

Saladwalnuts

fresh fig, caramelized fennel, toasted walnuts and arugula
with a lemon balsamic vinaigrette

Entree

lentils

steelhead trout on green lentils with roasted nugget potatoes, green beans and cucumber remoulade

 

 

Dessert

coconut panna cotta with grilled peach granita, pomegranate seeds, sunflower seeds, cashews, coconut, dried mango, fresh peaches,  fresh fig and mint