Bronze Café at the Market Catering
The California Turkey Sammich – Turkey Breast, Avocado, mixed Greens, Tomato, Red Onion, Basil Aioli, Lemon Vinaigrette, Ciabatta
The Guac & Mole Sammich – Avocado, Vegan Mole, Alfalfa Sprouts, Shredded Carrots, Cucumber, Vegan Ranch Dressing, Lemon Vinaigrette, Ciabatta
The What What Sammich – Turkey Breast, Pepperoni, Mixed Greens, Tomato, Red Onion, Basil Aioli, Oregano Vinaigrette, Ciabatta
The LGBTQ Sammich – housemade Bacon Jam, Maple-glazed Bacon, mixed Greens, Tomato, Cucumbers, Basil Aioli, Lemon Vinaigrette, Ciabatta
The Thai Peanut Noodle Salad – Romaine Lettuce, Mung Bean Noodles, Broccoli, Tomatoes, Cucumber, Shredded Carrots, Fried Shallots, Fried Garlic, Peanut Dressing
The Chicken Caesar Salad – Roasted Chicken, Romaine Lettuce, Shaved Parmesan Cheese, Caesar Dressing, Herb and Garlic Torn Croutons
The Roasted Sweet Potatoes – Caramelized Red Onions, Maple Syrup (front)
The Peanut Butter-Snickerdoodle Cookie
The Pumpkin Spice Cookie
The Strawberry Cookie
The Bacon Jam Scone
The Blueberry Coffee Cake
With several new Vegan Menus joining the offerings of Restaurants across the nation it seems pertinent to remember that such things were already available long before it became trendy, a fact that Bronze Café has never heavily advertised whether in The Center or now at The Market because of a loyal clientele that seeks them out even though many denizens of DTLV still seem oblivious to the fact that such a great place exists right under their noses.
Now part of the downtown scene for going on two years and still operated by Chef Peter Bastien and Manager David Mozes, a willingness to cater at distances further than the average making Bronze Café’s healthy fare a favorite for #supportlocal lunch twice prior, it was this time via EZCater that an order tallying $15 per person was arranged with David arriving just prior to the designated hour, a collection of Sandwiches, Salads and Desserts once again well received by a diverse crowd of staff and speakers.
Focusing on old favorites as well as some new flavors, the online menu not nearly as diverse as on-site since much of Chef Bastien’s daily selection is based on farm-fresh Produce and Pastry specials plus an expanded Dinner and Brunch, it was with everything labeled and unloaded that many attendees first delved into one of two Salads, the Chicken Caesar favored by some with several particularly fond of spicy Croutons while others raved the Thai Peanut Noodle Salad which goes all-in on texture with roasted Broccoli set against a backdrop of Noodles, fried Shallots and Garlic plus fresh Vegetables ready to be tossed in thick Peanut Sauce.
Moving next to Sammiches, three previously tasted favorites joined by one Vegan option by request, it remains fact that there is no better Sandwich Bread than Bronze’s Ciabatta when it comes to standing up against complex ingredients without becoming compromised, the California Turkey leading one first-timer to exclaim “finally a place that doesn’t skimp on Avocado” while the LGBTQ again disappeared quickly leaving many to taste the Vegan “Guac & Mole” that although meatless certainly packs a lot of depth and flavor.
Not one to pass up Dessert under any circumstance, particularly from a kitchen that has continuously improved over time, it was with a slightly smaller collection than previously that this meal ended thanks to budget, a moist Blueberry Coffee Cake the only new item and a worthy choice thanks to a hearty Whole Grain base and plenty of Berries, but still not quite enough to steer one away from buttery Scones layered in Bacon Jam or Cookies including soft Strawberry-centered rounds, year-round Pumpkin Spice or The Peanut Butter-Snickerdoodle which remains one of the five best Baked Goods in Sin City.
N/A: Making it blog policy to not ‘rate’ places based on catering alone Bronze Café at The Market was doing Vegan long before it became ‘cool’ and remains ready to dazzle guests whether they choose to Veg-out or indulge in Desserts and Bacon Jam.
RECOMMENDED: The LGBTQ Sammich, The California Turkey Sammich, Peanut Butter Snickerdoodle, The Thai Peanut Noodle Salad, Strawberry Cookie, Pumpkin Spice Cookie, Bacon Jam Scone.
AVOID: The Roasted Sweet Potatoes aren’t necessarily bad, but better thought of as a snack food to be eaten like Popcorn than as a side dish.
TIP: Located inside The Market at 611 Fremont Street from 7:30a till 11p daily and 24-hr Saturday through to Sunday Night. Catering available via several sites including EZCater, Grubhub and Delivery.com.
WHAT THE STARS MEAN: 5 World Class, 4 Excellent, 3 Good, 2 Fair, 1 Poor.