When did you open Black Goose Cafe?
The Black Goose Cafe opened five years ago. We thought it was a great location and we felt we could offer a healthy, homemade product at a reasonable price.
What’s your background?
My husband Chuck and I had a family restaurant for 13 years in Marshfield, MA. Our partner Steven McDonald attended culinary school in Cambridge, MA and lives here in Tiverton.
You have a unique frozen drink menu. What are some of your most popular flavors?
Our most popular drinks are Frozen Spiked Lemonade, homemade sangria and Frozen Hot Chocolate. We have a large variety of frozen drinks and I think they are all quite good.
Breakfast is served all day. What’s your favorite dish?
My favorite breakfast food is our Cinnamon Raisin French Toast Souffle. Our breakfast paninis are very popular.
I’ve never heard of Greek sausage before. What is it exactly?
Locanico is unlike most sausages. It is a traditional Greek sausage that is somewhat mild with a hint of orange flavor. We are of Greek descent and we bring our traditional family recipes to the Black Goose.
I’m sure many readers will be glad to know you offer gluten-free bread. What brought that about?
We brought gluten-free bread to our menu in response to a customer’s request. Since it has been put in our menu, our customers now have a variety of sandwiches they can eat.
Do you bake your own desserts?
All our desserts are made on the premises. Our Baklava and Greek Wedding Cookies originated from Yiayia’s house. Some of our desserts are seasonal, such as Key Lime Pie made in the summer and fruit and berry pies in the fall.
Speaking of fall, what’s cooking?
We’ll be featuring our famous Butternut Squash Lasagna, Spice Pumpkin Chai and steamed Caramel Apple Cider.
Christine Lambrenos is one of the owners of The Black Goose Café, 2160 Main Street, Tiverton.