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Catching Up with Selma Café

 
Catching Up with Selma Café | The first thing my radar picks up when I arrive at Selma: adorable, little cuties at 12 o’clock.
The first thing my radar picks up when I arrive at Selma: adorable, little cuties at 12 o’clock.

It’s been a couple of years since I last blogged about Selma Café.

In case you don’t already know, Selma Café is a weekly breakfast fundraising party that happens every Friday morning in the home of Lisa Gottlieb. Each week a different guest chef makes breakfast for 200-250 guests, using ingredients sourced locally from farmers, farm markets, and small, locally owned businesses to provide amazing breakfast specials for a suggested donation of $12 to $15. The money raised through these breakfast donations is earmarked as loans for local farmers to purchase equipment, buy farmland, or build four-season hoop houses to extend the growing season here in the mitten.

This week, local attorney, food writer, and chef Nick Roumel was in charge, with support from his sous chef Anna Zinkel and expeditor Dan Vernia, the former chef de cuisine at The Ravens Club. With Lisa as operations and general manager and a crew of volunteers, breakfast was prepped the evening before and served up Friday morning from 6:30 to 10:00am. Nick’s menu included chicken stuffed with ham, a waffle topped with a maple-bourbon-butter sauce and candied pecans, and a side of collard greens and home-canned peaches. Also on the menu were house specials: cherry bread pudding with whipped cream and vegan granola served with rice/soy/cow’s milk and fruit.

Since I’m in my peak season for senior and family portraits — and my neck and shoulders are starting to feel the load — I didn’t hesitate to take advantage of a free chair massage compliments of Brian M. Truskowski.

In addition to the weekly breakfast event, Selma Café is on the Old West Side Homes Tour, this Sunday, September 23 (noon-5pm). If you haven’t yet made it over for breakfast on Fridays, here is your chance to visit and have a cup of RoosRoast coffee on the house.

Mark your calendars for Saturday evening, November 17. Lisa is hosting a mini local music festival at Selma Café. Come hear local musicians and support Selma Café’s efforts to become its own 501(c)(3) non-profit. House opens at 7pm; show starts at 7:30pm.

Catching Up with Selma Café
Catching Up with Selma Café | This week‘s menu & donation jars for breakfast. The honor system is how they roll.
This week‘s menu & donation jars for breakfast. The honor system is how they roll.
Catching Up with Selma Café | Chef Nick Roumel adding a bit o‘ flavor to the maple butter sauce.
Chef Nick Roumel adding a bit o‘ flavor to the maple butter sauce.
Catching Up with Selma Café | Nick‘s special: chicken stuffed with ham, a waffle topped with a maple-bourbon-butter sauce and candied pecans, served with a side of collard greens and home-canned peaches.
Nick‘s special: chicken stuffed with ham, a waffle topped with a maple-bourbon-butter sauce and candied pecans, served with a side of collard greens and home-canned peaches.
Catching Up with Selma Café | Volunteer server Sarah Alexander, with Nick and expeditor Dan Vernia.
Volunteer server Sarah Alexander, with Nick and expeditor Dan Vernia.
Catching Up with Selma Café | Cherry bread pudding topped with warm apple compote and a side of whipped cream.
Cherry bread pudding topped with warm apple compote and a side of whipped cream.
Catching Up with Selma Café | Volunteer server Megan Witmer.
Volunteer server Megan Witmer.
Catching Up with Selma Café | The installation of name tags from previous Selma guests continues to grow…
The installation of name tags from previous Selma guests continues to grow…
Catching Up with Selma Café | …and grow and grow, covering the entranceway’s walls and ceiling.
…and grow and grow, covering the entranceway’s walls and ceiling.
Catching Up with Selma Café | I see that Xian, Wes, and Jimmy (not that Jimmy, the other one) have made the scene.
I see that Xian, Wes, and Jimmy (not that Jimmy, the other one) have made the scene.
Catching Up with Selma Café
Catching Up with Selma Café | Each plate was garnished with fresh lemon balm leaves.
Each plate was garnished with fresh lemon balm leaves.
Catching Up with Selma Café | Sous chef Anna Zinkel, with Nick and Dan.
Sous chef Anna Zinkel, with Nick and Dan.
Catching Up with Selma Café | The ever lovely Selma host and operations manager, Lisa Gottlieb. | Selma Thanks You!
The ever lovely Selma host and operations manager, Lisa Gottlieb. | Selma Thanks You!

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Such good energy and so creative. Congratulations Lisa for a job well done. Continue to thrive!

#1 Linda midler

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I’m a professional photographer specializing in studio and lifestyle portraits of children, families, high school seniors, and performing artists. I live in Ann Arbor with my husband, Rich, and our 12-year-old son, Max. Learn more about my portrait and headshot services at Myra Klarman Photography.

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