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Café YOU

A Unique Coffee & Food Experience

Spoil yourself to a 6 course Tasting Dinner tomorrow @ Cafe YOU

At our Tasting Dinners, our chefs team up to take YOU on a fine dining culinary extravaganza where they showcase the best of their best creations giving YOU the opportunity to have a small taste of six different high culinary art dishes, each paired with a different premium wine (the wine pairing is optional). Portion sizes are small and are carefully measured out to ensure you are fully satisfied at the end of the meal without having to let your belt out a notch. These dinners are a prix fixe celebration of food. Dishes are individually plated and beautifully presented as pictured below.

Dinner begins at 7:00pm, and you can make your reservations by calling 239-600-0966. Call soon as availability is limited. Please advise us at the time of your booking if you have any dietary requirements. Click here for the menu for tomorrow’s 6 course tasting dinner – September 28th, 2019.

 

$49 pp plus $25 pp for the optional wine pairing.

Cooking Classes, September 2019 Events and more …

Cooking Classes

Yes!!! They are happening, Café YOU cooking classes for adults! The first one, “A French Affair” will focus on French cuisine and will be on Wednesday, September 11, 2019 from 6-8:30 pm.  Participants will work together in a fun, hands-on environment led by our head chef, Sam Wood. The menu for this class is;

  • French Onion Soup (V & GF Options Avail.)
  • Chicken Cordon Bleu (GF)
  • French Style Green Beans (V & GF) and
  • Crème Bruleé (GF)

Great Cooking isn’t only about recipes, its about technique and cooking with love. Chef Sam will be sharing the LOVE.

Click here for more details and a full schedule of all our cooking classes through  March 2020.

To register for one of our classes, please call us on (239) 600 0966. a $20 deposit, per person per class, is required to secure your booking. Participants will also need to complete a Cooking Class Waiver and Release Form. This form is available in hard copy or can be downloaded here by clicking the link below. Completed forms can be dropped off at the cafe or can be emailed to cafeyou@yahoo.com.

We look forward to making great cooking memories with you.

Form 02 – Cooking Class Waiver and Release – Adults

September 2019 Event Calendar

Music Night  –  FRI SEP 6 ● 6 – 8:30 PM

From opera to Latin folk to original music with local performers. Truly unique.

French Cooking Class  –  WED SEP 11 ● 6 – 8:30 PM

Great cooking is about taste and technique. In our classes you’ll work with other students in a fun, hands-on environment led by our professional chef instructors.

Vegan Wine Dinner   –  SAT SEP 14 ● 7 PM

Enjoy an evening of Vegan fine dining paired with a selection of premium organic wines. Menu

Chef’s Tasting Dinner  –  SAT SEP 28 ● 7PM

A six-course culinary extravaganza with optional wine pairings. Menu coming soon.

 

Events Through December 2019

Click here for our event calendar through to December 31, 2019.

 

New Menu

Starting on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 we will be launching a new menu at Café YOU. That’s if Dorian doesn’t cause us any trouble 😊. Most items remain unchanged  but we have made a few of substitutions and additions. For breakfast (which is all day at Café YOU remember) you can now enjoy a new delicious breakfast bowl and there are also some yummy new salads to choose from too. Come and check it out.

 

August Chefs Tasting Dinner Pictures

Cafe YOU August 2019 News

Our Next Event is on Saturday August 24, 2019

A beautiful 6 Course Chef’s Tasting Dinner awaits. This event is filling up fast so please book early.

At our Tasting Dinners, our three chefs, Ed Rocchio, Sam Wood and Ana Lewis, team up to take YOU on a fine dining culinary extravaganza. These three highly trained chefs go all out to showcase the best of their best creations giving YOU the opportunity to have a small taste of six different high culinary art dishes, each paired with a different

premium wine. Portion sizes are small and are carefully measured out to ensure you are fully satisfied at the end of the meal without having to let your belt out a notch. These dinners are a prix fixe celebration of food, which can be enjoyed with or without the wine pairing. Dishes are individually plated and beautifully presented as pictured below.

Dinner begins at 7:00pm. You can make your reservation  on line or by calling us on 239-600-0966. Please advise us at the time of your booking if you have any dietary requirements.

Click here for the August 24 dinner menu.

Help! Its going to be a very busy day at Cafe YOU on Thursday, August 15, 2019

We are very excited because we have 45 people from the Cape Coral New Residents Club joining us for lunch this coming Thursday from 11:45am to 1:30pm. This means we are fully booked between these times. So, we need your help! If you are planning to come to Cafe YOU this Thursday, please join us for Breakfast or after 1:30pm for lunch.

Please place your lunch take out orders by 11:30am or after 12:45pm.

Sharing our Love for Cooking Fresher – Healthier & Tastier Food

Due to popular demand we are going to trial a number of adult cooking classes at Cafe YOU. The first of these classes will focus on French cooking, please refer to the details below under the heading “September 2019 Events”.

What To Expect: Great cooking isn’t just about recipes—it’s about technique and cooking with love. In our classes you’ll work together with other students in a fun, hands-on environment led by our professional chef instructors.

  • Classes are 2 to 2 1/2 hours, unless otherwise noted above
  • You will work with other students in groups of 3
  • Hands-on classes are limited to 12 students
  • You will be standing, cooking and working for most of the class
  • Please wear comfortable, closed-toe shoes and have long hair tied back
  • You will enjoy a generous taste of every dish.

A full schedule of classes will be released soon. We will always send out details of newly scheduled cooking classes/camps first to people who “follow” our blog on http://www.cafeyou.com.  A few days later we will advertise the classes/camps on FaceBook and other channels.

australia day 2019 (8)Our Our Culinary Team is ready to share the love. From Left to Right – Chef Sam, Pastry Chef Ana, Chef Ed and Krista, our super amazing line cook.

 

We have said goodbye to our last 2019 Summer Camp Kids Chefs

During the 7 weeks of our 2019 Summer Camps program, we had the honor and pleasure of working with 65 Junior Chefs who cut, chopped, diced, roasted, baked, sauteed their way through the summer and learned to make delicious scratch made healthy food from around the world.

During week 3, Katherine Marsh, from Fox 4 News was here reporting on the Camp. Here are videos of the broadcast.

Broadcast 1                                 Broadcast 3

Broadcast 2                                 Broadcast 4 

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August 2019 Events

Chef’s Tasting Dinner – SAT AUG 24 ● 7PM (filling up fast)

A six-course extravaganza with optional wine pairings. A gourmet journey prepared just for YOU by our 3 chefs, Sam Wood, Ed Rocchio and pastry chef, Ana Lewis. Menu. Make your reservation online by calling 239 600 0966.

Pavlova Day – FRI AUG 30 ● ALL DAY

Treat yourself to this absolutely delicious Australian GF dessert. A meringue base with crisp crust & soft center, generously topped with cream & fresh fruit.

September 2019 Events

Music Night – FRI SEP 6 ● 6 – 8:30 PM (full)

From opera to Latin folk to original music with local performers. Truly unique.

A French Afaire – Adult Cooking Class – WED SEP 11 ● 6 – 8:30 PM

Great cooking isn’t just about recipes—it’s about technique and cooking from the heart. In our classes you’ll work together with other students in a fun, hands-on environment led by our professional chef instructors and then dine out on the fruits of your labor. $79 per person. 6-8:30 pm.

This class is taught by Chef Sam Wood and you will learn to make French onion soup, chicken cordon bleu, French style green beans & crème bruleé

Vegan Wine Dinner – SAT SEP 14 ● 7 PM

Enjoy an evening of Vegan fine dining paired with a selection of premium organic wines.

Pavlova Day – FRI SEP 27 ● ALL DAY

Beautiful Australian Pavlova available all day.

Chef’s Tasting Dinner – SAT SEP 28 ● 7PM

A six-course culinary extravaganza with optional wine pairings.

Belgian Beer Tasting Lunch

Belgium’s National Day Lunch – Sunday, July 21, 2019 @ 12:30

Come and celebrate everything Belgian @ Cafe YOU this coming Sunday, July 21, 2019 at 12:30pm including some amazing Belgian craft beer, traditional Belgian food and lots of Belgian cheer.

Cafe YOU is teaming up with Kevin & Charline from Belgian Beer Distributors, one of our newest small businesses in Cape Coral, to bring you an authentic Belgian experience.

A tasting of 5 amazing Belgian craft beers is included. These beers will be served in matching Belgian beer glasses to give YOU a true Belgian beer experience.

Lunch is a 4 course Belgian spread including mussels, Belgian salad, rabbit in mustard sauce (Belgian meatball alternative available) and of course “frittes” (Belgian fries). Cost, lunch and tasting included, is only $37 pp.  We also have a kids menu $12.50 pk. Click here for more details.

Online reservations have closed so please call us at 239-600-0966 to make your reservation. We would love you to join us.

 

July 2019 Events @ Café YOU

It’s all happening at Café YOU this month. Join us for a delicious breakfast or lunch every day Monday to Saturday from 7:45am to 3:30pm (kitchen closes at 3pm) or for one of our gourmet events.

July 2019 Events

Kids Chef Summer Camp – Italian Week – MON to FRI ● JUL 8 – 12 (fully booked)

Austrian Wine Dinner – SAT JUL 13 ● 7 PM Menu & Pricing  Make a reservation

Amazing Austrian food paired with even more amazing Austrian Wine.

Kids Chef Summer Camp – Mediterranean Week – MON to FRI ● JUL 15 – 19 (fully booked)

Belgian National Day – SUN JUL 21 ● 12:30 PM Menu & Pricing Make a reservation

Join the party & celebrate in style with Belgian tapas (Bapas) & premium imported Belgian craft beer.

Kids Chef Summer Camp – French Week #2 – MON to FRI JUL 29 – Aug 2

Pavlova Day – FRI July 26 ● ALL DAY

Treat yourself to this amazing Australian Gluten Free Desert.

 

Some pictures of our Spanish Kid’s Chef Camp Week.

 

Book Now … Kids Chef Camp & Vegan Tasting Dinner

Kids Chef Camp

We’ve added another week!

Due to popular demand and the long waiting lists, we are adding another week of our Kids Chef Camp for the week starting June 17. This week will have a French food focus. For more details on our camps click here.

Photos from the first week of camp.

Vegan Chef’s Tasting Dinner

This coming Saturday, June 22, we have another 6 course Chefs’ Tasting Dinner scheduled with an amazing menu for you to enjoy. We still have some spaces available and would love you to join us.  Vegan or not, these degustation dinners take you on a culinary journey, where you have the opportunity to “taste” six different high culinary art dishes, each paired with a different premium wine (wine pairing is optional). Portion sizes are small and are carefully measured out to ensure you are fully satisfied at the end of the meal without having to let your belt out a notch. These dinners are a prix fixe celebration of food.

You can book on-line or call us at 239-600-0966 to make a reservation.

Menu

Staurday, June 22 @ 7PM

All courses are GF

I

Chilled corn soup

scallion oil and poblano relish

Bayten Buitenverwachting Sauvignon Blanc 2017, Constantia, South Africa

 

II

Beluga lentil caviar

rosemary garlic crostini

Vasse Felix Chardonnay 2017, Margaret River, Western Australia

III

Compressed wild mushroom + quinoa

rainbow chard and red pepper coulis

Maude Pinot Noir Reserve 2016, Otago, New Zealand

 

IV

Pistachio pesto “pasta”

zucchini, carrot “noodles”, shaved asparagus and heirloom tomatoes

Marques De Vargas Reserva 2014, Rioja, Spain

 

V

Cauliflower steak

curry mango chutney and chickpeas

Barnard Griffin Signature Cabernet Sauvignon 2014, Columbia Valley, Washington State

 

VI

Raw chocolate cheesecake

fresh raspberries and mint

Yalumba Antique Tawney Port n/, Barossa Valley, Australia

$39 pp dinner only / optional wine pairings $25

All courses are Gluten Free

What’s on @ Cafe YOU in June 2019

It’s all happening here at Cafe YOU this month, starting with our South African Wine Dinner this coming Saturday. Our Kids’ Chef camp program, which is now completely sold out, starts next week, so expect to see lots of junior chefs at work at Cafe YOU this summer. And don’t forget, our mont 6 course tasting dinner is an All Vegan extravaganza  this month

South African Wine Dinner  – SAT JUN 8 ● 7 PM

Select wines from South Africa will be paired with delicious local specialties incl. Bobotie, Geelrys & Malva pudding. Menu & Pricing  Make a reservation

 

Kids Chef Summer Camp – French Week # 1 – MON to FRI JUN 10 – 14 / FULL

Junior chefs will learn to make the healthy, nutritious food they need to live a productive & happy life. So much fun!

 

All Vegan Chef’s Tasting Dinner – SAT JUN 22 ● 7PM

A six-course culinary extravaganza with optional wine pairings.

 

Kids Chef Summer Camp – Spanish Week – MON to FRI JUN 24 – 28 / FULL

Our cooking camps focus on nutrition and on getting kids, aged 12 and up, excited about healthy cooking & eating.

 

See you soon!

Whats on at Cafe YOU in May 2019

Join us this month for our Argentine Wine Dinner – May 10th, our Mother’s Day Brunch – May 12th, our Chefs’ 6 Course Tasting Dinner – May 25th and / or Pavlova Day – May 31st and …. don’t forget next month our Kids Chef Summer Camps start.

May 2019 Events

Music Night – FRI MAY 3 ● 6 – 8:30 PM

From opera to Latin folk to original music with local performers Truly unique. Make a reservation

Argentine Wine Dinner  – FRI MAY 10 ● 7 PM

From the fifth largest wine producer in the world, enjoy wines from Mendoza paired with beautifully prepared Argentine cuisine including our house made empanadas. Make a reservation / Menu & Pricing

Mother’s Day Brunch – SUN MAY 12 ● 9AM, 11AM & 1PM

Pamper Mom to a gorgeous mother’s day brunch she will always remember. Make a reservation / Menu & Pricing

Chef’s Tasting Dinner – SAT MAY 25 ● 7PM

A six-course culinary extravaganza with optional wine pairings. Make a reservation. / menu and pricing

Pavlova Day – FRI MAY 31 ● ALL DAY

Treat yourself to this absolutely delicious Australian GF dessert. A meringue Base with a crisp crust & a soft center, generously topped with cream & fresh fruit. To die for!!!

 

2019 Kids Chef Summer Camp

Our Kids Chef Camps are filling up fast, some weeks are already sold out so if you would like to sign your Junior Chef up for an amazing experience click here.

Our cooking camps focus on nutrition and on getting kids, aged 12 and up, excited about healthy cooking and eating. Our camps are a great choice for kids who have a passion for food and also for those who need to learn to enjoy healthy, nutritious food. Children will learn to make soups, salads, appetizers, entrees and baked goods. Our camp culminates with a dinner service all planned, prepared and served by camp participants.

Learning Skills: Children will learn about exotic ingredients & spices, food safety and preparation, knife skills, food art, recipe building & a myriad of cooking techniques.

Counselor Certification: Camps are run by our chefs and restaurant staff so that the campers learn firsthand from experienced professionals.

Week 1 June 10 – 14, 2019 French Food Focus (full)
Week 2 June 24 – 28, 2019 Spanish Food Focus (full)
Week 3 July 8 – 12, 2019 Italian Food Focus (full)
Week 4 July 15 – 19, 2019 Mediterranean Food Focus
Week 5 July 29 – August 2, 2019 French Food Focus (full)

Cost, $275 / week, everything included.

April 2019 Café YOU Events, Kids Chef Camp and our Bakery

April 2019 Events


Music Night – 
FRI APR 5 ● 6 – 8:30 PM

From opera to Latin folk to original music with local performers. Truly unique. Make a reservation

Cape Coral Pride Brunch – SUN APR 7

Pride Event 2019

Quite possibly the biggest drag show brunch in Florida! Sit back and enjoy fare from local eateries including us – Café YOU – while performers take to the big stage! Sunday Brunch will take place on SE 10th Place, as it intersects with SE 47th Terrace. Two 2-hour seatings are available: 10:30am-12:30pm and 1pm-3pm. Click here for more information and ticket purchases.

Italian Wine Dinner – SAT APR 13 ● 7 PM

Enjoy beautiful wines from Italy paired with delicious Italian cuisine. Menu and pricingMake a reservation

Chef’s Tasting Dinner – SAT APR 27 ● 7PM

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A six-course extravaganza with optional wine pairings. A gourmet journey prepared just for YOU by our 3 chefs. Menu and PricingMake a reservation

 

2019 Kids Chef Camp Program

This will be the 3rd year we will be offering a summer camp program. We love working with the camp kids and are excited to help them develop their love for creating and enjoying good, healthy, scratch made food.

Here are the Dates for our 2019 Kids Chef Camp Dates.  We are giving you, our loyal and wonderful “followers”, a chance to book a camp spot before we start advertising the program to the general public in mid April. Please be quick as camp spots fill up fast.

Camp Schedule

Week 1 June 10 – 14, 2019 French Food Focus
Week 2 June 24 – 28, 2019 Spanish Food Focus
Week 3 July 8 – 12, 2019 Italian Food Focus
Week 4 July 15 – 19, 2019 Mediterranean Food Focus
Week 5 July 29 – August 2, 2019 French Food Focus

Please note that this year we are repeating the French week as this is the cuisine that is most popular. These camps are for kids 12+. Click here for details of the camp and sign up information.

Cost – $275 / Week

(includes lunch everyday as well as a morning and afternoon snack)

A Non-refundable deposit of $75 per camp week and a completed Waiver & Release form is required to secure a booking. The balance of $200 is payable on the first day of camp.

 

Café YOU Bakery

Just a reminder that you can pick up freshly baked bread made with quality ingredients and no preservatives 6 days a week from our store front.

We have Sourdough, Seeded Wheat, Dark Rye, Baguette and Gluten Free Bread (no nuts or soy). All our breads are Vegan and are seriously good!

We also have lots of delicious cakes all made right here at Café YOU by our very own Baker and Pastry Chef Ana, that you can buy by the slice or as a whole cake. If you want a whole cake give us a day or two’s notice and we will have it ready for you to pick up. Whole cakes make a great birthday gift and are the perfect to bring to a lunch, dinner or other event.

 

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