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Alongside our regular menu this Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, we will also offer a Lover’s pairing menu where we’ll feature 4 romantic-themed courses paired with 4 glasses of wine for $80. Menu specials this weekend will include Thai Basil Whole Snapper, Sous Vide Curry-Rubbed Filet, Vahlrona Chocolate Terrine, and Southern Strawberry Tarts.
Thanks to all who selected us as “Most Romantic Restaurant in Jacksonville,” on researchpaperkingdom.com, and one of the top restaurants in Jacksonville on opentable.com.
It’s already time to start booking for the holiday season. This year, I can’t take credit for remembering. A guest called yesterday and told me she wanted to book an event for her company’s holiday party in December. I was completely caught off guard, but envious of her organization!
Every year at Blue Bamboo, we are excited to help bring our guests’ holiday event visions come to life.
Our holiday catering services at Blue Bamboo will delight even the most discerning guest. Our dedication to serving only the finest, specially-sourced ingredients, combined with thoughtful service and attention to detail, provides for an infinite array of unforgettable events in-house, or any setting of your choosing. We will have take-out catering available for those who want to bring something special to your host’s party.
Whether you are gathering friends for a festive holiday brunch, or gathering your colleagues for a relaxing holiday celebration over lunch, we are dedicated to providing good food, and welcoming hospitality.
Blue Bamboo’s private dining rooms are perfect for holiday parties and special events. From intimate holiday dinners with friends, to festive luncheon celebrations and formal dinners, we will custom-create a menu and a setting that fits your event and style. Our culinary team uses fresh, seasonal foods and presents with a dramatic flair. Customized pre-fixe or tasting menus are available as well as wine pairings. Our private dining rooms seat up to 12, 45, and 100 guests, and can be decorated to your desires. We will even assist you in party favor selections for your guests of all ages.
Those who are close to me know that I like things that are well made. That applies to living goods, clothing, kitchenware, and of course, FOOD! I recently made one of the better discoveries that I have made in a very long time. Walking along the brick-paved streets of St. Augustine, I came across a sign that said, “Fresh, Local, and Natural.” I was so intrigued that I just had to stop in to this little shop that specialized in popsicles. Yes, popsicles. I walked in, and I saw tempting flavor combinations such as Datil Strawberry, Key Lime, Riesling Pear, and Champagne Mango. I asked the attendant what his favorite was, and without hesitation, he said “Strawberry-Basil.” So that’s what I tried. What I experienced was the most delicious flavor I have ever tasted in a popsicle, and by far, the absolute best texture too. As I got ready to pay, I looked down and saw that the shop takes payment with square. Way cool. This place won mega kudos for not only being cool, but also delivering a quality product. Check them out if you are in St. Augustine. Here’s their website: www.thehyppo.com.
One year ago, I met Erika Davis from Season 1 of Top Chef, “Just Desserts”. We were co-judges at a recipe contest at the San Marco Theater in Jacksonville, Florida. She is one of the most talented and nicest people that I know in the culinary industry. We chatted about the whole Top Chef experience. Since then, we’ve become great friends. A couple of months ago, Erika started a company called The Ultimate Cookie Dough Company. All of her proceeds benefit Culinary Wonders, which provides scholarships and cultural experiences for culinary school students. The cookie dough company consists of three people: Erika, her sister Cydney, and her Mother.
Her cookies won major praise on the show. So much that they called them the Ultimate Cookie. I wanted to help, so we brainstormed about how Blue Bamboo could partner up with The Ultimate Cookie Dough Company. During the month of May, Blue Bamboo will buy cookie dough from the Ultimate Cookie Dough Company, and offer each one of our guests an “Ultimate Cookie” at the end of their meal. Hopefully, people will love the cookies enough to buy some dough from Erika, and help out some deserving culinary students.
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Chef Dennis Chan is the creator of Blue Bamboo, a great restaurant. He writes this blog as an outlet for his food ideas and to keep fans of Blue Bamboo, Hip Asian Comfort Food and his cooking classes up-to-date.
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