Tuesday, October 27, 2009

All treats, no tricks this week at The Tortilla Press

It's a really really exciting time in the Philadelphia area. The Eagles kicked butt on Monday Night Football, The Phillies take on the NY Yankees in the World Series & Halloween is Saturday. So much to do & think about, but in all the craziness, don't forget about your local independent restaurant. We're still here to serve you & we at The Tortilla Press have added some really neat feature to help you enjoy the upcoming week.

We have a great deal on wings, our famous honey cholula wings & traditional buffalo wings plus our new really spicy wings for $8 1 dz, 2dz $15 3dz $21 & 4 dz $26. They are the perfect snack food during any game. Also our FAB Burrito would be a great centerpiece for any sporting get together. It's a 5# monster as big as a baby. If you haven't checked it out watch our burrito video on youtube

Our special Halloween treat for parents is bring your kids in for dinner this week Monday thru Friday & kids eat off our kids menu for $1.99 with an adult entree.

Also, Tuesday is "Date Night" 3 courses + a half picture of Virgin Margaritas for $38/ couple & Wednesday is Here's the Beef Night with 8 oz filet mignon for $15.95 includes 2 sides & a salad. So make sure you stop in either or both nights for some of the best value dining in South Jersey.

Next week date night will premier our Paella dinner for two, the recipe is almost complete & we're sure you'll be impressed with our take on the Spanish Classic dish. Also make plans for our upcoming Off the Hook promotion Nov 16th thru Nov 19th which will feature 4 course $30 of some of your favorite seafood dishes.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

It's a FAB Burrito

Well to celebrate our Build your own Burrito Mondays, we built the mother of all burritos. It's our FAB Burrito & it's there to feed a family of 4. $25 each & free if you eat it by yourself in 1 hour.

Friday, October 9, 2009

Collingswood Farmers Mkt & Gluten free dining

Collingswood Farmers Market has won "America's Best Small Town Market" (we beat out California!) and that calls for a celebration as this year's farm season comes to a close. So we're featuring a week long menu of 4 courses, each one centered around offerings from the farmers at the market - with lots of gluten free choices.

Our Fall Harvest Week starts 10/18 - 10/23 and offers 4 courses for $30.00.

We decided to take this one step further and feature a specific farmer. We'll have a special "Chef's Table" set up (reservations required!) to dine with the farmer and get a first hand insight into what problems and issues farmers are facing as we take the food from field to table.

Our farmers are:
Monday - John Hurff, Schober Orchards
Tuesday - Stephanie & Larry Viereck, Viereck Farms
Wednesday - John Ebert, Springdale Farms
Thursday - Kevin and Sharon Flaim, Flaim Farms

Call us for reservations...856-869-3345. And for full menu details (with all our gluten free options including a yummy dessert) go to: www.thetortillapress.com.

Chef Mark
The Tortilla Press

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Wow we're busy

I don't know who is more creative these days, my wife or my staff. Between the two, we have two more great events starting in October. I'm sure that you all probably know about our Going South Promotion as part of the South Jersey Culinary Events group that runs Sunday October 11 to Thursday October 15. See our Menu Here But how about our make your own burrito Mondays & Our Fall Harvest Celebration Monday Oct 18 to Thursday Oct 22.

Our waiters were discussing ways to make Mondays a little busier & started kicking around ideas to make them more interesting to You, our guests. Well I came in & they presented me with a list of ingredients, salsas & fillings that they felt you would enjoy combining to create your own dinner burritos on Mondays. I thought it was a brilliant idea & went to work to make it happen & I was able to do it at a great price....$12.95 which includes your choice of a side (I recommend the corn pudding). To kick off the newest Tortilla Press weekly event we also created the $25 FAB Burrito, It's about 5 pounds of burrito heaven. Chicken, beef, pork & chorizo with cheese, rice beans, pico, pickled jalapenos & lettuce. We top it with salsa, more cheese, guacamole & sour cream. My guess is it will feed 5 no problem. Of course Monday the 12th we will have 5 guest trying to eat it by themselves. Those who complete it will get their picture on the Wall of Fame. After this Monday, anyone who completes it in 1 sitting, gets it for free & their picture on the Wall also.

So then my wife said, what are we doing after Going South, I said taking a break, but she said we should celebrate Collingswood Farmer's Market winning America's Favorite Farm Market before the season runs out, hence...Fall Harvest Celebration Monday thru Thursday 10/19 to 10/23. Each night we will feature one of our favorite farmers who will be joining us at 7 pm to dine with the 1st 20 guest who reserve community style for our 4 course $30/ person menu. Monday will be John Hurff from Schober Orchard we've loved his peaches, apples & cider all year long. Tuesday will be Stephanie from Viereck Farms, we had her strawberries, asparagus, tomatoes, squash & corn. Weds will be John Ebert from Springdale Farms you all know his grilled corn, yellow zucchini & awesome tomatoes. Thursday will be Kevin & Sharon Flaim from Flaim Farms. They supply our poblanos, cilantro, spinach. leeks, jalapenos, tomatatillos & of course our squash blosssoms. So join us for a week of awesome dining with our favorite farmers from America's Favorite Farm Market. Not part of the first 20 guest please reserve anyway, I'll stop by to make sure that you are enjoying your meal.

Restaurant Week

Harvest Menu

Appetizer Choose 1

Grilled Sweet Corn Mexican Style

Empanadas with spinach, goat cheese & exotic mushroom, roasted red pepper sauce

Applewood smoked bacon & collards quesadillas with chipotle tomato sauce

Salad or Soup

Mixed greens with toasted pine nuts & pumpkin seeds, roasted poblano pepper & grilled queso & orange ancho chile vinaigrette

Fall vegetable pozole with chipotle tostada garnish


Choose 1

Apple & Chorizo Stuffed Pork Loin with Ancho Chile & Apple Cider Reduction, sweet potato gratin

Achiote Baked Shrimp with fall pepper rajas served with cilantro rice & chile pecan green beans

Chicken Mexicana, boneless breast of chicken with sautéed with mexican oregano, garlic, jalapenos & tomato served with red rice & warm corn tortillas


Apple Crisp with vanilla ice cream

Pumpkin bread pudding

Mexican chocolate caramel cake

Two quick notes, this Sunday join us for a fundraiser with Urban Promise, 10% of our dinner proceeds go to help one of Lydia & my favorite groups, so make your reservations today. Also their banquet is October 23 at the Scottish Rite in Collingswood & it is always a special meal & a great program.