Your favorite Black Cat picnics … like jumbo lump crab cakes, duck leg confit, our famous Lebanese Meza … with yummy sides and delectable desserts … are available as always at least 2 hours prior to each Glimmerglass performance. And we’re delighted to announce that you may now pick up or enjoy your picnics at […]Read More 2018 Gourmet Picnics … Glimmerglass Festival
We’re delighted to announce that you may now pick up or dine at the Cafe in Sharon Springs ANYTIME! And we offer your favorite picnics and more, including table service and speedy turnaround! Order securely online or print & complete the attached pdf: 2018 Picnic order form(1)Read More Glimmerglass Festival 2018 Gourmet Picnics
Black Cat started work at 195 Main Street on February 19th, 2005! We had our Grand Opening on the Fourth of July, 2005. As we approach that date we’ll be posting flashbacks and history of our first 10 years in historic Sharon Springs …Read More Happy Tenth Birthday to us …
Hand-cut Homemade corned beef house baked honey rye bread, fresh sauerkraut and Swiss cheese from Cuba, NY. With “mushian dressing” (mustard and Russian.)Read More The ultimate Reuben. Really.
Winter is here early! Check out our FaceBook page!Read More new november
Black Cats are DifferentRead More Black Cats are Different
in Just- spring when the world is mud- luscious the little lame balloonman whistles far and wee and eddieandbill come running from marbles and piracies and it’s spring when the world is puddle-wonderful the queer old balloonman whistles far and wee and bettyandisbel come dancing from hop-scotch and jump-rope […]Read More [in Just-] (Spring is here!) ee cummings
The Other “Other White Meat” And, no, it doesn’t really taste like chicken — it’s a lot more interesting. Although a mainstay of European cuisine, chefs here who dare to have rabbit on the menu often get flack from appalled diners. Nevertheless, it’s a meat source that has advantages: it’s a lean protein that’s low […]Read More Deconstructing Rabbit, a cooking class
ON HYPOCRITES “Nothing optional—from homosexuality to adultery—is ever made punishable unless those who do the prohibiting (and exact the fierce punishment) have a repressed desire to participate.” 2007 ON CATS & DOGS “Owners of dogs will have noticed that, if you provide them with food and water and shelter and affection, they will think you […]Read More In Memoriam, Christopher Hitchens … some marvelous quotes
The Times argues that apps are making cookbooks obsolete — we had a busy discussion on our Facebook page . The consensus? They complement each other, but nothing can take the place of real cookbooks and food mags and reading them and cooking. After all, how do you know what app to use and what […]Read More NYT: Are Cookbooks Obsolete? We say NO!
Harvest Festival info here.Read More Harvest Festival Weekend, September 24 & 25
We’re very excited about the 2011 Festival season, and for the 5th consecutive summer, Black Cat offers delicious boxed picnics to Glimmerglass patrons. 3 easy ways to order! 1. Secure online order form from Black Cat 2. Download the 2011 Glimmerglass Picnic brochure , complete & mail in. 3. Call Black Cat at 518.284.2575 The […]Read More 2011 Glimmerglass Picnics!
Fascinating! Pix of school lunches from 20 countries around the world. click here or above to view …Read More School Lunches Around the World
March 10, 2011 Dear Cafeteria Manager and Cooks! For the past ten years, the Rural Health Education Network of Delaware, Otsego, Montgomery and Schoharie counties (RHENDOMS) has been bringing educational programs into your schools to help establish a community environment that promotes living and creating a healthy lifestyle. Many of you have School Wellness Committees […]Read More Healthy Foods for Healthy Schools For School Cafeteria Managers and Cooks
Tony’s been asked by Bassett’s Rural Health Education Network (Delaware, Otsego, Montgomery & Schoharie) to speak to our schools’ cafeteria professionals. Of course, as a long-time fan of Jamie Oliver, Tony will draw on the exciting resources Jamie provides, check it out here. Black Cat has always been known for using the best, freshest ingredients […]Read More Jamie’s Food Revolution — in schools upstate
Have you ever tasted a real sugar plum? Well these fabulous confections from the Black Cat Cafe in Sharon Springs will bring visions of delight for the holidays!Read More So have you had a real Sugar Plum?
on AOL’s Kitchen Daily, click here for pix & recipesRead More Halloween Recipes from Black Cat!
Not your typical fruitcake! Light, loaded with natural dried fruits, wrapped in cheesecloth. Brush with your favorite liqueur. Visions of the holidays with these authentic classic treats, made with only the finest dried fruits!Read More Holiday Treats! Sugar Plums & Drunken Blonde Fruitcakes
Check it out here. Or buy it in the village from the 12th.Read More Sharon Springs Guide 2010 released on Amazon
I came across this wonderful postcard of the Columbia hotel, Here’s what it looks like now: Read more about the “now” of Sharon Springs in my new guide: soon to be available on Amazon.com and all over town.Read More Sharon Springs, then and now
2010 Glimmerglass Opera Picnic brochure FrontOperaFront2010LoRes 2010 Glimmerglass Opera Picnic Order FormOperaBack_LoResRead More Picnic Brochure
A lovely couple stopped by the other day and sent me these wonderful Sharon Springs pix — look for some of them in my new Guide!Read More Great Pix of Sharon Springs
opening party on Valentine’s Day was a big success! Something like 500 people came to celebrate with us!Read More upstairs at the black cat
My friend Steve sent me this great recipe for Jose Cuervo Christmas Cookies 1 cup of water 1 tsp baking soda 1 cup of sugar 1 tsp salt 1 cup of brown sugar 4 large eggs 1 cup nuts 2 cups of dried fruit 1 bottle Jose Cuervo Tequila Sample the Cuervo to check quality. […]Read More Jose Cuervo Xmas Cookies, courtesy of a dear friend
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great picture of the Cafe in snow by Leila!Read More Winter in Sharon Springs — the snow is back
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Daily Beast reports that as the Naked Chef tries to slim down America’s fattest city for an ABC series, Nina Simonds goes to England to see whether his original Ministry of Food project actually worked. http://www.thedailybeast.com/blogs-and-stories/2009-12-01/jamie-olivers-fat-revolution/?cid=topic:mainpromo1Read More Jamie Oliver’s Fat Revolution
Here’s an opportunity to visit the renowned weavers! Rabbit Goody’s Annual Open House — Tour the mill! Meet the weavers! See the showroom with bed hangings, window treatments, and more! Find great gifts—pillows, shawls, placemats, towels & overruns: Dec. 4, Friday, 4 to 7 pm Dec. 5, Saturday, 9:30 to 5pm, Hourly Tours Dec. 6, […]Read More Thistle Hill Weavers Open House
at the Black Cat made with real chocolate, foamed milk (sort of like a chocolate cappuccino) topped with whipped cream and Droste cocoaRead More Snow? Time for a Hot Chocolate
Click for our latest email for news and updates and celebrate Summer with our Tony & all the CatsRead More Welcome Summer
Here are a few of Black Cat Cafe’s most popular dishes and treats .. RawApple Muffins.BaqlawaRead More Here are a few of your favorite sweet things …