Greetings from Trumpet Blossom Café--
We hope this finds you well and that you’re enjoying what promises to be the most anticipated Spring in recent memory. Time to get those seeds started; time to go back to wearing one pair of socks; time to smile a little bit wider when you walk out the front door in the morning!
We can barely put into words how excited we are about the great thaw of 2014…
So what’s going on these days? Well, we have some pretty great events planned for this Spring and I’m here to tell you that I am really looking forward to seeing everyone out & about!
Check out the calendar on our website:
Or on our Facebook page:
I want to make sure to tell you about the new menu too!! We’re getting ready to head into the best part of the year for local veggies and it’s time to make some changes to our menus so that we can get the best out of what our home has to offer. (Don’t worry, the reuben will always be on the menu.) I want to keep most of it a surprise but I will say that we’re working on an amazing (and gluten-free) baked mac & cheese for the dinner menu, made with a creamy cashew-roasted winter squash sauce that’ll be topped with crispy cornbread and lightly-dressed fresh veggies. We acquired a few hundred pounds of winter squash last year and diligently roasted, peeled, pureed, and froze it so we can enjoy it all summer ‘til it comes around again! There are tons of other new items in the works so make sure to come by and get the last taste of your favorites from the winter menus and leave room for your new favorites come Spring. We’re aiming for the new menu to debut when April begins.
JOIN US IN MARCH:
Yoga Dinner -- Event I
We are bringing back the Spring Yoga Dinner series, which will start this Sunday March 9th at 5:30 pm. The lovely & talented Sarah Driscoll will lead a one-hour hatha yoga class after which I will make you a delicious organic vegan 3-course meal! Beginners (to yoga & vegan food) are always welcome & encouraged to participate. Please bring a yoga mat & any props you normally use but do let us know if you need to borrow a mat—no worries! Please email me if you have any questions about our Yoga Dinners. My email is
Wine Dinner -- Event II
We’re also hosting our first Wine Dinner in partnership with Okoboji Wines. Our wine rep, Brandon, will be guiding you through four courses of wine we’ve selected, each paired with some tasty dishes we’ll prepare especially for the evening. Our good friend, Pete Balestrieri, will also be joining us to lend a delightful saxophone soundtrack to the evening. It promises to be a cozy and informative night so make your reservations soon. (Call 319-248-0077 or email me!)
March Concerts --
We have a couple great shows this month (Low Forms from Duluth on March 14 and Speedy Ortiz from Massachusetts on March 20) and we’re planning our first ever Drink & Draw night on Thursday March 27th. Drink & Draw is basically just what it sounds like and we’re in the process of figuring out a theme for the night and some fun prizes and maybe some live music to draw by as well. Stay tuned and please be sure to check out our Facebook page for more details about upcoming shows.
Iowa Ingredients -- Event III
As some of you may know, I was lucky enough to be asked to be a part of Iowa Public Television’s Iowa Ingredient last year. The crew came here to tape some segments and I traveled to Des Moines for the studio portion of the show. It was quite the time and I had to get over some silly-ish fears about being on television and being made the center of attention, if only for a minute. The whole experience was a blast and everyone was so, so kind. The episode is set to air on Friday April 11th at 6:30 pm on IPTV. You can learn more about the show at their website: http://www.iptv.org/iowaingredient/
I’ll make sure to remind you again soon because self-promotion is another thing I’ve had to wrap my head around since this whole adventure began! (That whole modest Midwesterner thing is quite true.)
Second Anniversary Party -- Event IV
And lastly, mark your calendars now for our Second Anniversary Party on Saturday April 19th!! Details to follow but plan for a full day and night of food, drinks, music, friends, and FUN! Thank you to each & every one of you who has helped us along the way the past two years. I can’t believe it’s been that long already! It’s been amazing and is only getting better!
Don’t forget—join us on your birthday for a free dessert! Just show your server your ID and the birthday dessert is on us! If you’re not into sweets, you can always enjoy a fresh-squeezed juice or a fruit smoothie.
Thanks for hangin’ in there this winter, Iowa City (and beyond), and we’ll see you soon!
Take care & thanks for reading,
Katy Meyer, chef/owner Trumpet Blossom Café
310 E. Prentiss St. :: Iowa City, IA :: 319-248-0077