Thursday, December 15, 2011

$10 burgers from 5-6 on new years eve! $5 prosecco all night!

it is midway through december, and though it feels a bit more like october or march, at kismet, we are gearing up for a big celebration! As many of you know, 2011 was a rather difficult year for us & most of vermont- perhaps the most difficult year kismet has seen since we began years ago.
please join us for an evening of celebration! 2011 is over! & a NEW YEAR will unfold before us! please join us in our 1 year anniversary at our new location, and entering our 6th year in business!
we will have dinner service as usual until 9 pm, followed by a brief intermission from 9 till 10- re opening at 10 pm with music, guest celebrity bartender, and a 1 dollar oyster bar & free passed vegetarian apps!

YES! we will be open for new years day brunch!!

Wednesday, September 07, 2011

re-open AGAIN for business

As many of you know, recent flooding has brought depths of destruction & loss throughout vermont. Roads, bridges, homes, farms and businesses were flooded, severely damaged, and in some cases, washed away completely & there is still much work to be done to repair our communities...

At kismet, we also flooded- AGAIN-. Though we were more prepared than we were for flooding in May, we still lost valuable and essential equipment, inventory, and the ability to operate the business as usual. We are so thankful to the staff and friends of kismet who rallied AGAIN and came to help quickly- unfortunately, however, this event has had deep effects on kismet, the farmers we work with, and the space we need to work in.
In light of these events,
kismet is now open on an abbreviated schedule, until next spring.
In the meantime, we will be redesigning our kitchen and dining room to accommodate our storage needs & replace essential equipment, so that come spring, we'll be strong and ready for a new year.

thank you for your continued support 


our fall and winter hours are:

dinner wednesday through saturday 5-9:30
saturday brunch 8-2
sunday brunch 9-2



Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Thursday, August 04, 2011

Friday, July 29, 2011

this wednesday-- sushi night with nate k..

i am so excited to announce our very first himitsu sushi dinner! provided by the very capable nathan kulchak, fresh from the virgin islands where he owned and ran the happy fish sushi company. His award winning sushi will be a delight and pleasure for montpelier as well. our first dinner will feature four main courses (and little treats as well), served in a communal seating arrangement.
join me in welcoming nate to montpelier, and make your reservation today!


this wednesday-- sushi night with nate k..

i am so excited to announce our very first himitsu sushi dinner! provided by the very capable nathan kulchak, fresh from the virgin islands where he owned and ran the happy fish sushi company. His award winning sushi will be a delight and pleasure for montpelier as well. our first dinner will feature four main courses (and little treats as well), served in a communal seating arrangement.
join me in welcoming nate to montpelier, and make your reservation today!


Thursday, July 28, 2011

this wednesday-- sushi night with nate k..

i am so excited to announce our very first himitsu sushi dinner! provided by the very capable nathan kulchak, fresh from the virgin islands where he owned and ran the happy fish sushi company. His award winning sushi will be a delight and pleasure for montpelier as well. our first dinner will feature four main courses (and little treats as well), served in a communal seating arrangement.
join me in welcoming nate to montpelier, and make your reservation today!


Tuesday, July 26, 2011

this wednesday! DOS MAS RETURNS!

last year, every tuesday night kismet hosted a little taco party called DOS MAS lead and hosted by our sweet alexis. since last year, alexis has gone off to college, has her own radio show, and now voices the female vocals of her first band Champagne Dynasty. it's been a big year for all of us- kismet too has grown and expanded in many ways. this week- for the first time in nearly a year, I will have alexis back in the kitchen! and tomorrow night, as part of our community kitchen series, dos mas will return for one night only!

fish tacos, ceviche, pork chorizo, vegetarian treats, killer nachos and cheap tequila and beer all night!

Wednesday, July 20, 2011


kismet community kitchen starts at 5pm!
food will be provided by the gals from tulsi tea room, and the entertainments is: comedy night!

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

kismet community kitchen

join us every wednesday for an evening with a guest cook and some fun times!

this month, we will continue to raise money for the vt food pantry in barre. So far we have raised nearly $500 but hope to raise another $1500 by the end of the month.

last week, our guest chef had an unforeseen emergency, so moses (my 12 year old son) stepped up to the plate and made a delicious home-style cooked meal. It was such a pleasure to see everyone digging into plates of mashed potatoes, baked chicken, and piles of salad greens from main street market garden. Thank you to everyone who joined us!

Wednesday, June 29, 2011


TONIGHT we will begin the first of many kismet community kitchen events. every wednesday we will have some sort of entertainment and dinner provided by another food loving member of our community. tonight, starting at 5 pm, we have soup and salad 5 buck buffet served by our friend corinne novetti. the proceeds of the buffet will go to the food bank in barre, as there are still many families suffering from the flood and poor economy. following the buffet, we will have one of my favorite events, live competitive storytelling!
hope to see you later!

Thursday, June 23, 2011

post flood day 29


RE: Kismet re-opening, june 26th, 2011


I am excited to announce that kismet will be re-opening on Sunday June 26th! Thank you so much for your support and encouragement! It has been a very emotion and exhausting month for all of us here at kismet, but we have been truly nurtured back to health by this community.

One of the greatest gifts of having had this experience has been the opportunity to witness the generosity of my neighbors. Though I have participated in and organized fundraising events before, I have never had to fundraise for myself or my business, and have never contemplated how vulnerable it feels to receive in such abundance. Thanks to the grace and charm of each individual who contributed, all of us at kismet have remained hopeful and spirited.

In addition to the news of our re-opening, I am writing to introduce our new hours, daily specials, and the “kismet community kitchen” event series. Each wednesday night, kismet will provide an evening of entertainment, food and an opportunity to contribute to other families and businesses in need. Much like at our previous location, we will be offering our kitchen to other small food businesses or concepts so that they may share their unique menus, products, or concepts. This is a great opportunity for small food businesses as well as a great chance for the community to sample a variety of interesting and nurturing local food products.

Beginning june 26th, kismet will be open for sunday brunch from 9-2, tuesday through saturday 8-2, and wednesday through saturday evenings we will be open at 5 pm. Wednesday nights will house “kismet community kitchen”, in which a variety of entertainment and local foods vendors, chefs, and farmers will be showcased and sampled. Our first event, this wednesday June 29th, will feature story telling and a $10 buffet meal with proceeds going to the barre food bank. In addition, the next 4 weeks we will be collecting donations for the barre food bank, to assist in aide to families in our area.

For more information, and a calendar of events, please visit our blog at Or contact us directly at (802) 223 8646.

crystal maderia
52 state street
montpelier vt 05602

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

inch by inch

slowly, steadily, and ever so subtly, kismet is getting her feet back on the ground. Of course we have had a lot of work in making that ground dry, firm, and organized! But now, more than even just three days before, things seem to be coming together.

Though not all of our refrigeration has been delivered, and we still have some storage issues, we hope to be re-opening THIS SUNDAY for a bit of brunch and celebration! then regular hours next week for sure!

hope to see you soon!
we miss you all


Saturday, June 11, 2011

bakesale lounge

lookslike we may be able to re-open fully on the 24th of june (nearly a month after the flood)- till then, we have
bakesale lounge today- 9 am till 1 pm. pastries & $5 mimosas--

Wednesday, June 08, 2011

post flood day 13

it feels like forever since kismet was open- but we are slowly making progress-
Today the back parking lot was mostly cleared and hosed down, and we began cleaning the kitchen and preparing the space for the upcoming demolition of the back office. Now that I have decided to renovate the kitchen, rather than repair the walk-in and basement, i can source the proper equipment and design shelving and systems for re-opening. In the meantime, we need to find a new office for kismet, and decide if we will follow through with previously organized plans to re-organize the dining room and install the espresso machine and other equipment we purchased before the flood.

Morale is high, thanks to everyone's support, but the work is not over. Kismet and our family was not the only business impacted by the flood; many businesses and families have suffered great loss, and we look forward to helping montpelier raise money for other businesses and homes. Please continue to support our neighbors, as they too may be struggling.


p.s. thank you netta for helping clean today- you were amazing!

Sunday, June 05, 2011

the i love kismet rally

As many of you know, the last ten days have been one of the most bizarre and intense weeks at kismet. After heavy rains on thursday night (may 26, 2011), kismet's basement was completely flooded. Like most other businesses in town, as well as businesses and homes in our neighboring towns, business as usual came to a halt. After an assessment of our losses, we were able to determine that kismet would need $55,000 to re-open. WOW! what a number! For whatever reason, closing down completely was not an option, as Kismet is the home and lively-hood for my family as well as the that of my 27 employees. With the help of my advisors and investors, I was able to create 3 plans. A B & C. C meant we would close the restaurant. Plan A meant raising the money we needed and creating a timeline for re-opening. As other restaurants and businesses opened up around us over the weekend, it became clear that it would be difficult to keep our morale high enough to stay focused. From the street, everything seemed fine- though behind the building we were still deep in muck, broken equipment, and toxicity. A visit from the health inspector determined that we would not be able to re-open until we figured out adequate storage, fixed up the basement, and repaired or replaced our walk-ins. Yikes.. my employees began to ask about the security of their jobs, and the community began talking about kismet. For the length of last week, i left the kitchen and became the project organizer, fundraiser, damage control center, negotiator, and spokesperson for kismet. With the help of the community, we started the week strong with $25,000 in pledged support and relief aid! As the week went on, I was overwhelmed by the extreme generosity and creativity of my neighbors. Other business owners around us offered all sorts of support including meals for my staff (thank you julios, pinky's, and bagitos), items to raffle or auction (thank you woodbury mountain toys, global gifts, positive pie, magic wheel community bikes, cheshire cat, salaam, lochlin smith, capitol kitchen, & many others), and then there were so so so many who stopped in to write us a check or just offer encouragement. With all of this support coming in, my staff rallied to pull together a last minute bake sale, raffle, and all day fundraiser. Chris P stayed up all night making the i love kismet shirts, and at 7 am we gathered and began our last efforts to try and raise enough money to reach our goal of $55,000.
Yesterday was amazing! seeing all of our vendors and the our community together was a rare treat as I am usually in the kitchen all day- the weather was finally beautiful (we ALL needed that), and spirits were high. At noon we had sold out of most everything at our bake-sale (thank you graeme, nessa, salt, and kate for your yummy goodnesses), and moses was diligently selling raffle tickets. After the fashion show we lit the grill, grilled some burgers, and liquidated our "condemned", but salvageable inventory. Having people close to us, cheering us on, was one of the greatest gifts of this whole year! My employees need the morale, and encouragement, and kismet desperately need the support. At the end of the day, we were able to total our donations, and were amazed to see that we had raised a total of $44,000 this week! wow...

For me, now, is the work of figuring out how to make $44,000 work for our budget. There is still so much to do, and we will need to be closed for at least 10 more days to get new equipment, get our storage space situated (perhaps build a new one completely), and deal with some of the damage that still exists in the basement. I would also like to follow through with previously scheduled plans to complete the dining room and kitchen renovations that began in november. I want to have the staff back this week, with paychecks going to them on schedule, and have things back in order without completely compromising our very delicate budget. I keep remembering that we have done this before, and are capable, we will just have to be creative.

thank you for your intense and incredible support! i look forward to future opportunities to raise money for other businesses and to keep montpelier a healthy and vibrant town.
thank you

Friday, June 03, 2011

love kismet

gifts/items we hope you will love:

urban moonshine gift basket
10 lbs raw local honey
capitol kitchen gift basket
skooter & toys from woodbury mountain
plan starts from cate farm
dress from cheshire cat
photography from heather grey
bicycle from cosmic wheels
2 workshops guided by william rike-jones
jewelry from ginny sassaman and lochlin smith
summer outfit from salaam
a $1400 gift certificate for wedding photography by jordan silverman
original artwoork by several local artists
gift certificates from positive pie
assorted organic wines
organic tequila, gin, rum, mead

-- The last few days have been so intense.. we have raised nearly $35,000 dollars in just three days, and been able to organize and assemble what could be our last fundraising event for the flood relief of kismet. Walking around the streets, people have stopped me to ask how I am doing, or to give me words of encouragement- and I have to say that I have never felt so vulnerable- There have been moments when I have wanted to give up- when the task felt to large-out of control- or unrealistic- and almost suddenly, as if I had been touched on the shoulder by an angel, I was being given some huge gift of support and reminded to keep moving forward. One of the largest gifts of this week, is to focus on doing what i know how to do while asking for guidance for the things i want to do better. My staff has been amazing- though they are all nervous and emotional themselves- as we all contemplate the future of the restaurant.
Honestly, I really cant wait for this part to be over- I have done fundraising before for other causes- and been so excited in the task of helping others reach their goals- it has been a completely different experience fundraising for my own business- especially after all the support we asked for (and received) just a few months ago when we moved kismet to state street. I wish that our situation was different, as I know there are many others who need support right now- and really cant wait to be in the position to raise the funds that others are needing to get their homes and farms in order again. soon-- soon we will be there...
thank you to everyone who has sent money, flowers, kisses and hugs- and thank you to all of you who have wished and prayed for kismet-- just one more day to go-

you can still donate on our secure (& refundable) paypal account. pass this to everyone you know--

on the news!


Thursday, June 02, 2011

Wednesday, June 01, 2011

flood recovery, day 6

Another beautiful day in montpelier- on the outside of the flood, beyond the oil spills and overflowing dumpsters, there are roses blossoming and all sorts of new growth on the trees.
I came to town this morning for a meeting with the small business association for montpelier.
Lots of business owners were there and we talked about communication systems for the city, flood recovery, and particular issues like mold, sump pumps, and sensors for the future. I was able to explain kismet's unique situation, and everyone was very supportive and understanding.

Today's goal:

fully organize a fundraiser for saturday by the end of the day.
raise $5000 today in cash

begin washing wares from the basement (we have hot water!)


Tuesday, May 31, 2011

day five, flood recovery

The last few days have been overwhelming-
Torrential rain fell thursday night overwhelming our storm water drains, roads, and rivers flooding basements and first floors of many downtown businesses and residences. Septic tanks & oil tanks over-flowed, and business as usual halted to a stop.
Friday threatened more storms, roads washed away, and the streets were nearly empty except for a few tourists who wandered around our now dry streets wondering why everything was closed. I arrived at kismet to find our basement completely full to the brim with water, and in addition could hear water spraying into the basement form a burst or severed water pipe. My propane tanks were floating in the back parking lot, and the whole place smelled like oil and gas. Our building manager was away for a family event & holiday weekend, our building owner was in france... Events planned had to be canceled, reservations canceled, and a weekend that should have been one of our busiest of the spring was to be a loss.
Saturday morning we were able to begin to drain most of the water from the basement and assess the damage. Having never seen a flood of this nature, I was overwhelmed immediately with emotion as i looked into what used to be our pantry and prep kitchen to see the ceiling caving in, the shelves toppled over, equipment torn and tossed about, and my complete inventory scattered about an oily, compost and sewage filled room. It looked like we had had an earthquake, fire, and a flood all at once..
With most of our town away on vacation or at home dealing with personal loss or unable to travel due to washed out roads and driveways, Moses, phil and i were joined by just a handful of friends and began the basement recovery. By saturday evening at 8 pm, we had filled 1/3 of a giant dumpster with over $18,000 worth of food inventory.
Sunday morning i was joined by several friends and some employees, and began part 2 of the basement- we carefully sorted through compost, oil, broken glass and soaked paper products to try to salvage glass ware and catering equipment. Dumpster is now 1/2 way full just as julios and vermont trading company begin to empty their basements.
monday, the dumpster is full, our basement is empty. wine celler is empty, plastic food containers are rinsed and put aside to wash when we have hot water. As I drive to burlington to pick up my mom from the airport (she happened to be flying in for a pre-arranged visit that day from portland oregon, and had not been to the new kismet yet), employees began calling regarding un-employment and questioning their job security.. We all gathered to discuss the situation, and make a plan. The Plan, was to make 3 plans. plan A, plan B, and plan C. Plan C being to close the restaurant for good. Plan B is to band-aid the major issues, open this weekend, and use our last bit of working capitol to buy some food to get back in business. plan A (my personal favorite) relies on a great many people, and the support of our community. Plan A keeps us on track with our start-up goals, current bill paying, & allows us to re-open equipped & on track with our existing start-up budget (we are still in start-up mode- it's only been 6 months since we moved...). Plan A means that we would need to raise $25,000 to replace our inventory, repair our gas and electric, and pay for staffing to prep our menu & $30,000 to repair our storage areas, which takes time and requires we have enough on hand to remain closed while that takes place. right now, everything is piled in the dining room-.

woke early and got the kids ready for school, when i dropped them off i told them that i was going to try to raise $25,000 today- fela smiled with eyes so big and said " you can do it mom!".
with my heart nervous, but full of hope, I went straight to my insurance company, where i was told that my very affordable policy would not cover any of the damage or contents. hmmm.. not such a good start.
I called my propane company to ask about my confiscated propane tanks, and was told that my line had been damaged and they might be able to get me hooked up on friday. hmmm...
The basement cleaning seems to be endless- three dumpsters later and a parking lot full of broken equipment and badly soiled msc. restaurant tools, and still no hot water... the times argus arrived to take photos, but due to their own flood over in barre, were about 2 days too late to see the whole story.
clean-up in the basement is going slow. hot water is restored at 5 pm, but the fungacide treatment didnt happen today, so i call volunteers to reschedule wednesday's work-party- the place will be too toxic.

Despite the potential to be distracted by the disappointments & wallow within this situation, i remained determined to stay optimistic, and confident in my efforts. Doubt is a dangerous and delicate dis-ease that is best kept at bay with determination, encouragement and tenderness. Today i was blessed to have been encouraged and touched deeply by the tenderness of this community as people came to visit and tell me how much kismet means to them, as i received donations and emails of encouragement and support, and as i witnessed the passion and devotion of my employees. It is clear now, that my most important job for the next three days is to stay determined and to be honest with myself about the reality of this situation. I feel focused & inspired, but also frightened & frail.

During the day i go to visit ben & meg @ langdon street- they are all closed up and the room is nearly empty- I am happy for them that they have found the readiness and peace in their decision to move into a new cafe-less future and away from their complex and difficult to describe situation. They have worked hard, and came to the decision with much deliberation. I realize when i leave the building previously known as the langdon street cafe that I, on the other hand, have NOT found the readiness to move away from kismet, and would indeed be devastated if i could not re-open the restaurant in full form and readiness to succeed...

After lunch i received a call from one of my larger lenders, they agreed to give me 2 months off from loan payments, and an additional $9,000 loan tacked on to the one i currently have. Then, I get a call from my insurance adjuster- looks like there might be a small clause in my policy- looks like i can get $10,000 because i have a sump pump and it "failed" to get all of the water out of the basement! (both the adjuster & i cried when she told me).
So today, the end of day five, we have raised $23,275 in loans/donations/support/insurance.. not bad!- & pretty close to my goal (it is still tuesday somewhere!)-

Can we do it? $31,025 to go...

tomorrow: DAY 6
-plan a fundraiser for kismet for saturday june 4th

better get some sleep

if you would like to make a donation, go to our website and use our new paypal device. we will not use the funds donated unless we come within a reach of our goal.

Monday, May 30, 2011

kismet needs your help

kismet needs your help!
kismet is wet, soggy and sad after last week's flood. Though things from the street look fine, we are continuing to struggle with the aftermath of the flood. We have spent the last three days clearing the debris, assessing the loss, and managing the stress of lost business on this holiday weekend. I am sad to report that we lost all of our prized inventory, several key pieces of equipment, as well as electricity, gas, and power. It was only 6 months ago that we moved into this location, and have only just begun to recover from the debts of the move. This disaster has come at a particularly terrible time; it has been difficult to get the help and support that we need on a weekend holiday, we continue to lack power, hot water and cooking fuel. Unfortunately our insurance does not cover much of the damage.

What we need:
to re-open we will need $25,000 to replace our inventory, repair our gas and electric, and pay for staffing to prep our menu
$30,000 to repair our basement and walk in cooler/freezer, replace our ice machine, beer cooler, water filtration systems, and storage areas
morale! we need folks to send us words of encouragement! It has been a really hard weekend and we are all pretty low...
If you could share this with as many people as possible, it would help a lot-
thanks so much-

To Donate please visit our website at

Friday, May 27, 2011


-our secret basement lagoon

after a long day, i sat on my back porch, and listened to the sheets of rain, bouncing hail, and cracks of thunder and lightning. I sat thinking of all of the storms i have been witness to, stories i have told to my friends and children. I thought about storms I have heard about in stories- life changing storms- monumental storms & storms that were the back drop of monumental moments. I watched the way the trees moved, felt the air, and wondered about this storm- was THIS STORM becoming a story i would talk about in the future?
I thought about the little plants and seeds growing helplessly in soggy fields, little salad greens being pelted and pounded into the earth- i thought about flooded fields that still have not yet been planted- and i thought about kismet, and how much we depend on the seasons and the fields and the farmers and fair weather- and how important it is for each part to be in harmony, (which has been difficult this year), i worry about our efforts and if our community can survive the economy of this environment-
it wasnt until after midnight that i began to contemplate kismet's vulnerable location near our swollen and swelling river- ofcourse we would flood, but i wasnt sure how bad it would be, i mean, there was a tornedo not far from here, parts of streets were being swept away, and the ground was already water logged- but this is our first spring in our new location, and our neighbors seemed confident....hmm..

today is a sad day for kismet-
there are several burst pipes, and our propane had to be taken away, so we will not have hot water, a walk in, or cooking fuel for a while- then we have to clean and replace all of our food and some equipment- all of which feels so huge considering that we JUST did that about 6 months ago, and that our insurance does not cover much of it...

this business is just so extreme- one moment we are celebrating tiny purple edible flowers tossed in baby salad greens, the birth of a set of twin highland beef cattle, and the beginning of mushroom & trout season; and the next we are mourning the loss of local businesses, barn collapses or floods & other devastating weather that has the potential to completely change our local economy.

Saturday, May 21, 2011

farmer's market day specials

it rained all night, and as i woke here and there between midnight and 6:30, i wondered how wide the river was flowing, how many more weeks until fields would be dry enough to plow and plant, and if kismet was in danger of flooding.
when 7 am rolled around, the rain was easing off and i could see that sun was willing it's way through the clouds-perfect mushroom weather
though the farmer's market is exactly BOOMING, it is always a joy to see the familiar faces of the farmers, and to check out the new booths of the year. Allen brought me mushrooms, and i grabbed some bundles of fresh oregano and mint- along with stacks of salad turnips (one of my favorites), and made my way to the back door of the kitchen. It's nice being so close to the market, i missed it for years- and feel like we are now almost part of it!
to celebrate, we will be offering $4.75 mimosas and $7.00 bloody marys every saturday!

join us- (we dont mind if you grab a sunji dumpling or slice of market pizza before you head over- (either go well with mimosa's and bloody marys)

Friday, May 13, 2011

current brunch and dinner menus xxoo


sunday brunch


ahh.. the seasons are changing and so are we-
just 6 months here at our new location, we are really only beginning to settle in. Spring seems to have taken FOREVER to get going, and as usual, our menus are completely dependent on the local growing season. we have been happy to see lots of fiddleheads (which we pickle and saute, and prepare in all sorts of ways), ramps, mushrooms, and fresh dairy. Unfortunately, most of the farmers we work with have had a very long winter and difficult start to the season. Feilds have been wet, and the gas prices are souring. As you may have heard, pete's greens, as well as several other farms lost their barns this year, along with much of their seeds, storage crops, and tools. Thankfully, pete's has been able to rebuild their barn, and are boasting full green houses and some of the best looking greens and vegetables we have seen yet this year (cucumbers already!). On the other hand, most of our other farmers are unable to keep up with our growing demand, and in a recent conversation with one of our local distributors, was told that the most "local" salad they could source for us was from new york... hmm.. then, we were told that one of our favorite micro greens growers will be ending their business just as the season gets going.. Our fish monger, get fresh fish, who has been providing us with certified sustainable regional seafood also closed their doors this week.. hmmm.. looks like it's time to get creative- and we will, don't worry- thankfully, kismet has had lots of experience with this sort of situation, and has many friends who help us stay connected to the new and delectable in our local area.

hope you are all enjoying the spring weather, you deserve it! & maybe we'll see you soon!

Friday, April 15, 2011

Thursday, March 31, 2011

tonight's special

Well, it is nearly april, and although my calender says it is spring, and most cooking magazines and tv shows are celebrating asparagus and strawberries, the view out of my own window looks bleak. he forecast promises 21 inches of snow tomorrow, and the only fresh local greens ive seen of late is about 20 lbs of spinach and 10 lbs of mixed greens from screaming ridge farm.. Joe says it will be the end of april till we see any radishes or chervil... So, like many other restaurant kitchens, we are doing what we can to force things a bit.
I have gone through all of the potatoes, and picked out the smallest (like the new potatoes i long for in early summer), i did the same with allen lapage's carrots, peeling them down even a little, to get to the brightest and juciest part of the root. we juiced some beets and tossed our barley, so that it turned bright pink like tulip petals, to serve with our trimmed lamb chops, marinated in the new spring fresh goat yogurt. We are offering this special in two sizes..

we have a new dessert menu beginning this month too.. yummy yummy cream puffs with nutmeg cream, an amazinf mexican chocolate layer cake (flourless) and a fantastic rice pudding that we are serving with candied rose petals and red currants.
every thursday we also feature a special wine. Our wine supplier, Rafael, co-owner of Artisanal Cellars, will be supplying us with one special wine each thursday. This week, we will be sampling a little Patience!

Friday, March 04, 2011

march menu

kismet is now open tuesday through sunday. we serve all day tuesday through saturday, 9am-through dinner, sunday brunch 9-2

Tuesday, February 08, 2011

valentines dinner menu!

valentines dinner menu... reservation only, 7 shared courses $120.

Wednesday, February 02, 2011

dinner this month

we are also taking reservations for valentine's day dinner too.

Friday, January 21, 2011

Thursday, January 13, 2011

$200 soup

as you might have heard, pete's barn burned down yesterday.. while they were delivering our special order....
You may have also heard that, like most farmers and small business owners, they were under insured..
today i am making french onion soup with their beef bones, their onions, and topped with red hen croutons and baked with bonneview blue (also delivered by pete's greens). we are offering this nurturing soup while it lasts in exchange for a $200 donation made to pete's greens... well, if you want this soup again in the future, we better make sure the farm has a barn....

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

winter is here... brunch dear?

note that our Winter Hours have been posted:
tuesday through saturday brunch 9-2:30, sunday 9-2
thursday through saturday we are open ALL DAY- dinner menu begins at 5:30. XXOO

Saturday, January 01, 2011

serving new years day brunch 9-2-!
dinner 5:30-10 (reservations still available)
in between, you can have our delicious pate or hummus.--
hey= xxoo