Bronze Café Catering
Moroccan Chicken Thighs
Ground Beef Kabobs / Jeweled Rice
Falafel with Tahini
Tabouli / Carrot Tzimmes
Israeli Salad / Red Cabbage Salad
Hummus with Radishes / Babaganoosh / Pita
Vegan Apple Pie
Vegan Carrot Cake
Peanut Butter Snickerdoodle
Loving v. Virginia
Cinnamon Almond Monkey Bread
Chocolate Chip Cookie
Chai Spice Cookie
Pumpkin Spice Cookies
Migrating once again, this time from The Market to Juice Stars, it was for Catering that David Mozes and Peter Bastien were called upon last Tuesday, the owners of Bronze Café this time offering to prepare a special Middle Eastern menu instead of the usual delicious Salads and Sandwiches.
Now found just around the corner from Carson Kitchen, though big plans are in the works for westward expansion, it was exactly on time that Mr. Mozes arrived on the third floor with a pull-cart loaded in trays, cold kept separate from warm so that everything was temperature appropriate for both halves of two lunch shifts.
A change of pace from the usual, though a majority-Hispanic staff still finds Mediterranean Food less desirable than Pizza or Barbeque, it was after full descriptions of each item that most gravitated towards creamy Hummus, Pita and Kabob, overall approval leading others to experiment further with at least two shocked to learn Baba Ganoush is Eggplant since they enjoyed the roasted Spread steeped with Garlic so much.
Further impressing with boneless Chicken Thighs, the bold herbal blend playing well off tangy Sauce, it was perhaps to be expected that Falafel was not a hit with most though the texture was beautiful and oilless, though what did surprise was the fact that most everyone enjoyed Jeweled Rice perfumed by Saffron and Cardamom plus occasional bits of Fruit and Nuts.
Mostly enjoying Salads, though the amount of Parsley in Peter’s Tabouli may exceed the threshold of some, it was after a second serving of Carrot Tzimmes that more of the Vegetable came by way of Bronze Café’s Carrot Cake, the fact that it is Vegan still shocking as is the Apple Pie that on this occasion was far more flavorful than when previously tasted at The Market.
Excited to see Baklava, presumably also Vegan as no Butter could be tasted amidst Honey and Pine Nuts, it was from here that many Bronze Café favorites took the spotlight, all of them good and in particular the Strawberry Cookie and Pumpkin Spice, but still none as delicious as the Peanut Butter Snickerdoodle that melts on the tongue slowly as served but even more beautifully after being warmed up.
N/A: Making it blog policy to not ‘rate’ places based on catering alone Bronze Café at Juice Stars nonetheless deserves top marks for always coming up aces, whether with their Organic Greens and Sammiches or in this case going off menu and creating a Middle Eastern Feast capped off by Baklava and many of the favorites fans have come to know and love.
RECOMMENDED: Hummus, Babaganoosh, Falafel, Carrot Tzimmes, Jeweled Rice, Moroccan Chicken Thighs, Ground Beef Kabobs, The Peanut Butter Snickerdoodle, The Carrot Cake, The Strawberry Cookie, The Pumpkin Spice Cookie.
AVOID: Tabouli was a bit heavy with Parsley.
TIP: Located inside Juice Stars at 124 S 6th Street Suite 160. Open from 10:00a till 9p Monday through Saturday and closing at 6pm on Sunday. Catering available via several sites including EZCater, Grubhub and Delivery.com though special orders should be called in.
WHAT THE STARS MEAN: 5 World Class, 4 Excellent, 3 Good, 2 Fair, 1 Poor