Yay moms! We think moms shouldn’t have to cook on their day, so we are making it easy. Several quiche and a French toast bake option. And since Mothers Day falls on a Sunday, what could be better than Prime Rib? Yes, it’s back for another round this week, and ready for a Mom favorite. Pre-order to save your spot, our fresh beef is limited!
Bonbons is still open as a Colorado essential business, but are subject to several rules still from the state and several local governments. We can not open for in-seating dining yet, and will remain doing pickup, and delivery. We have an app that you can order and pay ahead on. Even though the Adams County stay-at-home and State safer-at-home orders expire on May 8th, we have not gotten any clear direction on how to proceed to open our seating and our patio, or when any liquor laws will change regarding take out liquor.
We have done several different chicken dishes so far the last couple of weeks. Sometimes it’s over rice, sometimes over pasta. Chicken marsala, lemon caper chicken, red pepper puree chicken over rice, and chicken Alfredo. We want to keep doing different dishes to spice up the menu while we are home. Come check out the different dishes. We mix it up daily!
The great debate is if cheesecake should be fluffy (my favorite) or NY style (Sadie’s favorite). We make both styles at the bakery and had a fluffy one on Sunday which sold out in 5 minutes after we posted it. Oops, we should have had more. Sorry to those who didn’t get to have a piece (we only did 8 pieces, and had cherry or blueberry as toppings). Sadie has said we will have more this week and we will post here and on social media. I think it’s NY this week. Stay tuned!
So this one kind of hit us by storm, but we’ve been trying to get a GOOD burger on the menu since we opened. Sadie had a certain burger in mind. We tried a couple over last year, that weren’t just to standard. They were sort of good, but they just didn’t hit our quality.
After a bit of time, she sent me into the kitchen and had me make a burger. I used 80/20 meat, and went BIG, 8oz to be exact. Grilled, not on a griddle or a frying pan.
She wanted it simple. A good burger, not overdone (don’t get me started on the USDA’s definition of done, which is 160 degrees), and she wanted blue cheese, and a really good bun. We used a local wholesale bun for a bit, but Harvest Moon came to the rescue with some buns that we settled on. They have a brioche, a potato and a challah one that rocks. Simple was the key. BIG burger, good local bun, options for bacon, lettuce, tomato, different kinds of cheese and a side of fries. DONE.
With that killer base, we have lots of options. I made a Greek burger, which was olives and feta, and we did a caprese burger (yea, we like mozzarella, tomato and basil).
So far you guys have responded huge. We have had some good feedback on the size and quality, exactly what we were after. I’m glad we finally got one on the menu, and we have them every day besides Monday and Tuesday. BURGERS ARE HERE TO STAY!!
Thanks to everyone who has supported us during these times. Its really heartwarming to see the neighborhood pull together during these times. We are trying to provide meals in both the take and bake option as well as our normal menu. The take and bakes have been really popular. Sadie made a great quiche yesterday, a bacon and pepper, and a veggie one. Both are YUMMY. We wanted to do something a bit different than pasta, so Sadie made a cheesey chicken with veggies.
We are able to deliver wine, Bruz beers and mixed drinks (yeah, it’s weird for us too). We are not allowing more than 5 people in our store at once, and we want customers to ensure they are distanced from each other. We encourage call ahead, pay over the phone, and a quick pick up when it’s ready. We can deliver to your house, but only the have the means when we have enough staff, normally at night.
We had no clue the neighborhood would crave our burgers this much. We will have those for the foreseeable future. They are 8oz monsters and take longer than most, and we ask for about 15-20 min, so please call ahead on those, or put in the order and walk the dog. They are on a Midtown local’s hamburger bun too! YAY Midtown!
Finally, a big THANK YOU to the neighborhood. We are all in this one together, and you all have been so supportive. We are trying to flex to provide what people need, want, and in the times so we can keep staff employed. We had to cut some hours, but we even bent on that as we open for a short period of time on Tuesday night, as we cook in the back during the day to get ready for the week.
Stay safe out there!
We are starting limited menu options under DoorDash. Please bear with us and them as we get this new service rolled out and working. Thanks for your support, we really appreciate it!
What is happening?
Denver county announced that all restaurants and bars are ordered to be closed except for carryout and delivery. While Bonbons is actually in unincorporated Adams county, and not Denver, we are going to stick with this plan. We will be open for carryout food only. No bar or sit down service at this point until further notice. We are evaluating food delivery services as quick as we can, but those services are now getting overwhelmed.
How can you help?
We are asking you to keep visiting and using our establishment (and other local restaurants) and our neighbor Bruz with whatever help you can to keep us afloat during these rough times. Just you buying our food will help us pay employees wages and things that just don’t stop like rent, utilities and taxes. Bonbons and La Patisserie Francaise has almost 30 employees that could be affected with disruptions like this. We have narrow margins to hang on and will continue to provide our food as best we can, in a take out fashion and are trying to adjust to keep Bonbons alive during this time.
Well, we are all trying to keep up with the ever changing news, and how restaurants are handling this crisis. Here’s a quick update from us.
#1, Thanks for the support. We have spoken with many customers, we know they are concerned for us. We have seen Facebook and saw lots of encouragement. We have people coming out patronizing us, still in a safe manner. It helps a lot. We have our employees to worry about and want to be sure we come out on the other side of this as well.
We will have legal changes both from state and federal that we will need to deal with, which may force our direction on what we can and can’t do. We’ve seen other states close restaurants partially, and other countries close them outright. We think that we are heading to a reduced capacity. We hope this means that we can still do takeout service, and provide our food to customers, or remain open, just not allowing full seating. Until Colorado or the Federal government change laws, or alter official suggestions, here’s what we are doing in the meantime.
Most of our food can easily be made to go. We think this would be very easy to do even curbside if we are advised to. We are planning more grab and heat meals to assist families during this time. We think our supply chain will continue to allow us to offer almost everything we currently make and more. We are putting together to go pasta dish, with meat sauce, and or sausage, with bread and salad.
Our seating plan is conducive to social distancing. We may alter our floor plan to ensure this is the most effective. Our customers are already spreading out. We have removed our “Self service coffee station” which had sugar packets, creamer, hot sauces, and to-go lids and cutlery. We have laminated menus, which allows them to be sanitized multiple times per day. We are curtailing large events, and will evaluate the ones already on the calendar.
We know we will be impacted as we all move through this. Restaurants have always provided a level of comfort to people historically, and we would like to continue that in a safe way. We have read numerous articles on how we can achieve this and how people can still go out, enjoy themselves, destress a bit, and have some bit of normalcy back in today’s times, and in a safe manner.
To be honest, it’s rough, really rough. We see measures coming in for employees and tax credit promises, and zero dollar loans for payroll, the government is definitely trying to keep employees whole, and safe. As owners however, we are wondering and struggling on how to keep the money flowing without our customers, who have been scared from the same government and media coverage. Loans and tax credits are a future idea to try and make money work for owners, but very much in the future. Immediate cash flow is the biggest enemy we will have to deal with. We need and thank you for your support during these times to keep everything up and running.