As Moosewood Restaurant is to Ithaca and the Black Dog is to Martha's Vineyard, Cafe Pongo is to Tivoli, New York. For more than seven years, Cafe Pongo has won the hearts--and taste buds--of visitors and regulars with its wide range of savory sides, mouthwatering entrees and decadent desserts.
This cookbook features a variety of tempting dishes, ranging from baked goods and breads for which Cafe Pongo is famous to a selection of devastating cocktails. Everyone from carnivores to serious vegetarians will find dishes to tempt their palates, including Toasted Hot Cakes with Caramelized Pineapple, Roasted Garlic and Late Summer Tomato Soup, Crusted Rare Tuna Over Greens with Ginger Horseradish Vinaigrette, Maple Brioche Sticky Buns, and many more. Fifteen charming black-and-white photographs throughout the book evoke a strong sense of place.
As eclectic as the restaurant it celebrates, this is a delicious tribute to classic American fare with a twist.