A Toast to Joanne

Voices heard laughing, buzzing joyful sounds,
we take pride in our establishment,
it’s a home, not just a haus.
“Just like grandma’s kitchen,”
with family recipes we make,
excited children walking on,
“did you see that cake?!”
A hearty Joanne greeting
as you enter through the bar,
spotlight on the chef,
he knows you’ve travelled far.
Jakarta, Berlin, Barcelona, Rio,
we’ve welcomed many languages,
we’ve served many people.
You’ve touched our hearts,
we long to do the same,
we won’t forget your face,
we’ll remember your name.
We’ve become a family,
a home away from home,
come join us for dinner,
you’ll never feel alone.


—Elise Nagel