Tuesday, May 1, 2012
A Few Things Are Changing
Dorothy from Coconuts asked that I include news about the restaurant. She writes:
As we approach the summer season, some changes are in store. First, as of next Friday, May 4th, we will be open Friday – Monday for dinner only from 5-9:30 p.m. A new summer menu featuring lighter fare such as cold soups, additional salads, and even more fresh fish will be available by or before Memorial Day weekend. We intend to begin our "Sabor Latino" evening on Mondays as well.
Our seasonal closure will commence on Monday, July 30, 2012. We will reopen for the 2012-2013 season in early November. A surprise is likely as far as venue. Stay tuned!
We thank all of our friends and customers for their patronage and support during our fourth season!
Chef Alex, Dorothy, Susan & the Coconuts Staff
So, there you have it. Dorothy has been playing the venue card pretty close to the chest, so I can't even speculate on it. When the rumors start I'll pass them along.
The Trust has some exciting news. In Puerto Real there is an abandoned school. It's directly across from the school that isn't abandoned. I had always thought that when I won powerball I would try to buy that property. It has great space and cool architecture. Anyway, the Trust has made an agreement with the municipality to have use of the school property, called Escuela Barbosa. A grant from one of many, many goverment agencies has been secured in the amount of $60,000, and four individuals have pledged $10,000 each, so there is $100k to renovate the buildings. The Trust will be using the space for the educational programs, and the renovations will all be "green". The property itself will become an educational tool. For more info you can go to the Trust's website, vcht.org.
Trade Winds has moved into the 21st century by installing a Point of Sale computer in the restaurant. That is the computer screen you bang on with your fingers and the order goes into the kitchen. While seating people the other night, I joked that with the new computer, if you order chicken and get steak, just eat it, since we don't know how to fix it. At least I thought it was a joke. Last night, someone ordered Churrasco and got a Filet!!!! ( I was hoping that I could order a medalla and get a bottle of Abarino for $3, but unfortunately the system is working in that area).