For starters, the name... Weczeria... For you Ukrainain or Pole out there, you should be able to pronounce this. It's Ukrainian for supper. Our orignal name did not do with our market survey, so we abandoned it and with the help of a translation site, came up with Weczeria. I'm Ukrainain and Nicole, my wife, is Polish, so we figured this fit us pretty well. Central Saskatchewan is home to many Mennonittes, Poles, and Ukrainain's as our concept is to feature Saskatchewan food as much as possible.
In my time here, I have met with many farm families who can grow many things for us. We are getting morel, chantrelle's and pine mushrooms from the north. Fresh fish; walleye, trout, and pike, fiddleheads, & wild rice as well. We also have suppilers for beef, pork, lamb, wild boar, deer, elk, caribou, and many game birds. Summertime will offer up the farmers market with it's many veggie producers. I have about 12 different farms I can get veggies from. We also have a maple syrup producer and one farm just south of us who is growing cantuloupes. So we have lots to pick from, which is great. Anything else we need we'll get from our local organic co-op.
As for the menu itself, we are going to try and change every 4-6 weeks or I'll change when I get bored. Lunch has about 10 items on it and our dinner menu is small with 6 appies and 6 mains and 5 desserts. This will keep me busy enough.
I'm just finishing the first men's now, I'm just waiting on some professional input.
Our renovation is coming along, the dining room is almost finished, we are applying the last coat of paint tonite and I hope to start drywalling the last kitchen wall tommorow. Our stoves aren't expected to arrive until next Wednesday. So I'm hoping for no delays. The basement also needs a good cleanup. The weekend will be our let's see where we are time and to go over any last details we may have missed.
So sometime next week, Weczeria will be open for it's first customers. Actually our first customer will be our landlord who owns the antique store in the building. He has been complaining that since the last place closed in November, he's lost 10 #. I'm very lucky to have great landlords who have bent over backwards to help us out in everything we have been doing.
Edited by Junior, 28 February 2006 - 07:27 PM.