Simplygourmetbistroandcatering’s Blog

My absolutely favorite comfort food
January 23, 2009, 2:33 am
Filed under: food pics
Warm Pecan Pie with French Vanilla Ice Cream

Warm Pecan Pie with French Vanilla Ice Cream

I have to give credit where credit is due. I cook, I do not bake unless I absolutely have to. My grandmother makes all the goodies in the shop. No unfortunately I don’t make the whoopie pies, or the rugula, or the chocolate chip cream cheese cookies. But that’s what my nana is for right? And she makes the best pecan pie I have ever had. I always have one just for me around the holidays.


WOW!! Chris Brogan liked my idea!!! Customer of the Day!!!!
January 23, 2009, 12:01 am
Filed under: social media

Once again Mr. Brogan has graciously featured me on his blog. I am learning so much about what social media can and can’t do for a small business and I will be sharing those thoughts shortly. The most important thing I have learned so far is, if you have an idea just try it and if someone else has an idea that could benefit you, swallow your pride and also try it, and then let them know how it turned out. People may not have the money right now to throw around but there is alot of really useful information and suggestions if you are not afraid to ask. We all really need to work together or places like mine are going to be closing, one after the other.

Meet Mayor Bonfanti- Todays Customer of the day
January 22, 2009, 11:50 pm
Filed under: customer of the day

Simply Gourmet was the proud host of Mayor Bonfanti and the Peabody Chamber of Commerce this afternoon. It was a great success and I met a lot of really great people. It was a pleasure hosting the chamber and I look forward to following up with all the great people that I met.

Mayor’s Sandwich:

The North End

Fresh Buffalo Mozzarella

House Made Pesto with Pignoli Nuts



Roasted garlic Oil

Peabody Chamber of Commerce

Mayor Michael J. Bonfanti

Tri color potato salad with fresh chive blossoms
January 22, 2009, 5:50 pm
Filed under: food pics

Tri colored potato salad with fresh chive blossoms with Kewpie Mayonnaise and pancetta crumbles

Grilled Vegetable Salad
January 22, 2009, 1:42 am
Filed under: food pics

Grilled vegetable salad with a blend of asiago, fontina and parmesan chesses

Meet Christine- The Customer of the Day
January 21, 2009, 11:31 pm
Filed under: customer of the day

I was lucky enough to have Christine, as a member of the Lynn Area Chamber of Commerce attend my ribbon cutting last week. Christine is a fellow member of the chamber and works at the Columbia Insurance Company in Lynn MA. She liked my food so much she ordered a great selection of hot catered items for an event at her house. Thanks Christine!!!

Christine’s Menu:

Potato wrapeed in bacon with shallot honey butter

Baked apple and chicken quesadiila with extra sharp cheddar

Roasted vegetable medley served on a bed of fluffy thyme scented cous cous

Our signature Garlic seared chicken, butter steamed broccoli and ziti tossed in a five cheese alfredo

An expertly displayed (Jen’s first) Antipasto tray with prosciutto, hot capicola,sharp provolone, a buffalo mozzarella and vine ripened tomato salad with pesto vinaigrette, roasted red peppers and marinated artichoke hearts

Homemade mini cheesecake cupcakes, warm rugula

Sounds good, doesn’t it?

In case you didn’t know we cater!!!!

Super Bowl Deli Platters
January 21, 2009, 5:03 pm
Filed under: food pics, specials
Deli platter meat

Deli platter meat

Deli Platter cheese

Deli Platter cheese

Special offer for the Super Bowl!!!

Order $50.00 of product by January 31, 2009 and receive $5.00 off your total order

Call us for details, Super Bowl menu coming soon!!!