Golden Week brought many new faces, and lots of good food and celebration. We’re still new (only about ten weeks!) so this was our first test serving Tono during a busy holiday.
We survived, thanks to the help of new #TeamMichael helpers in the kitchen and behind the counter, most of them family members! Pictured here is Akemi, in the middle, Chizuko, and Akemi’s daughter, our niece Emiri, who made a delicious chocolate lava cake.
Chizuko’s parents are in town! They’ll be staying with us throughout May.
Also, welcoming new #TeamMichael member Yuriko, daughter of one of Chizuko’s cousins. We’ll be seeing more of Yuriko, behind the counter.
Popular new menu item: Hot Dogs!
We also had a visit from Natsuko and Joe, from Tokyo. Natsuko is Tada-san’s daughter, she’s #madeintono, and Joe is from Georgia. They’re newlyweds!
Enjoying our new outdoor tables is Ichriro and the gang, taking a break from Golden Week duties here in Tono.
Behold, the Genghis Dog! (hot dog made with lamb sausage) with ketchup and mustard, and a salad.
Also featuring ice cream parfait, with bananas, strawberries, whipped cream, and caramel sauce. It’s delicious.
And our always-popular brownies and chocolate chip cookies.