Sunday, December 12, 2010

Thank you for checking back with us.

The lights have finally arrived at the cafe. Try and find workmen over the Christmas/Winter Solstice holidays. Every one is either out of town or involved in family . So it will be the first of the year before those beautiful hanging Tudor lights are up. But we are coming right along.
We really appreciate those of you who are local stopping by to see how we are coming. We are usually there in the late afternoon or early evening. The ovens are now operational . If we are here , we are giving free samples of muffins , some of which we will be offering. We would also be interested in your opinions of the free trade and organic coffees that we recently recieved. Remember , we are right at the corner of Whitman and Alcott. For the old customers that stopped by to say hi, I have it from Henri and Jean-Paul that they are not changing the dark coffee blend that they have used for years. All of the samples that we recently recieved were pronounced more of a Medium roast and therefore unacceptable.
The location on Route 58 is now closed. As Henri will be taking over the majority of the cooking , there will be menu changes. As soon as I am able to corner him, I will post the new menu . He is just a going in too many directions at this time.
My fault. We are in the process of moving into the flat downstairs from the cafe. My father in law has been very gracious about letting us stay with him. Things should move faster after I get us moved. But again, that involves cornering a portion of Chef's time.
Those who tried the dark and milk chocolate bacon souffles last week, thank you for your input. Henri was more satified with the darker version so it appears that will be added to the menu.
Bon Soir et Bon Appetit,
Arina Copin
Office Manager

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Welcome to Cafe Copain

Thank you for visiting our blog site. We are currently in the process of moving from the old AMC site just south of Route 495 in the beautiful (but fictional ) town of Sothwold , MA . on Cape Cod.
The Cafe Copain was established in 1952 by Mr. Jean-Paul Copain . Mr Copain ,formerly a native of Paris, moved here with many years of bakery and cafe experiance. His family has baked for generations serving not only the general population but members of government through many administrations.
He was joined in 1990 by his only son, Henri Tomas Copain, a skilled chef and baker in his own right. Prior to that , Henri was the private chef on the Sterling Gray estate just north of the Birkshire Mountains, less than an hour's drive from Paradise and Tanglewood. Henri Tomas has been a full partner since 1995.Henri has a variety of skills including pastry , designer chocolates to order and artisan breads.
You may have notice the recent installation of our new Tudor windows in the two story brick building (Formerly Mattress Magician) at the corner of Hawthorne and Alcott Streets . We have ample unmetered street parking with additional parking in the back on Poe Street. We are also centrally located on teh city bus lines, #35 Whitman or #13 Poe will bring you directly to us.
We are 5 miles south of the Cranberry Mall and 5 miles north of the Sothwold Farmers Market.
We are located in the Sothwold Village , two doors down from Play It Again Video and The Sothwold Community Gallery.
Menu and hours to be announced.
Bon Soir and Bon Appetit!
We look forward to serving you in the future.
Arina Celeste Copain, Office Manager