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.


  1. Mark,

    You are crazy busy, but you're supporting such important things like community, farmers, and Urban Promise. Thanks for all you do.

  2. Too late to try to be one of the ones that tries to eat the 5 pound burrito on Monday?