David Cingari is. the. man. He’s a graduate of not only New Haven Hotel & Restaurant Management, but also of the Culinary Institute of America. On a personal level, he is probably one of the nicest and most hilarious guys that you’ll ever met, and he’s also the proud owner and Head Chef of David’s Soundview Catering in Stamford. We got to know him and the DSC crew at the Stamford Museum & Nature Center’s Maple Sugar Chef’s Challenge, and at many charitable events that they support and help organize. Needless to say, when it comes to awesome food like their redonkulous taco bar that we tasted at Fine Food for a Cause, they’ve got it all under control. And, with over 25 years under their belts, David’s Soundview Catering has garnered an excellent reputation, becoming a staple in the community.
Stamford…and now Bridgeport
Well, we’ve got some great news to share with you: David’s expanded a bit out of Stamford with the recent addition (opened 5 weeks ago) of Cafe 1000. His idea for this brand new restaurant? Offer up some great, high quality breakfast and lunch options for the good people of Bridgeport. The area they moved into (the ground floor at 1000 Lafayette Street) will soon house over 600 new apartment units, is close to 95, the train, and even the waterfront. Plus, Bridgeport is a great and growing alternative for young professionals with costs noticeably more affordable than Stamford.
At Cafe 1000, Chef Adlin Fluerency will be running the kitchen and, truth be told, he knows a little something about running kitchens and cafes. In fact, he used to run the Stamford Advocate Cafe, but now he’s back for some more in Connecticut’s largest city. With him will be Debbie Mortimer, Cafe 1000 Operations Manager, and the eager staff that includes Alicia, Victor, Sheila, and Jordan.
For breakfast, there are lots of options including coffee, bagels, muffins, croissants, fruit, fruit salad, juices, cereal, oatmeal, and some of the breakfast-ier options like egg sandwiches, and omelets. Hey, they’ll also have sides of bacon, sausage, ham and home fries, too. Oh, and you’ll want to definitely come by for some lunch. Check out just some of the options:
- Deli (you can build it any way you want with their killer meat and cheese selection)
- Tuna, egg, or chicken salad
- David’s Croissant (Shaved Honey Ham, Swiss Cheese, Honey Mustard)
- Vegetarian Delight (Roasted Peppers Tomatoes, Cucumbers, Lettuce, and Pesto Mayo on a Wheat Wrap)
- Chicken Caesar Salad Wrap
- The Tuscan Panini and the Panini of the Day
- Southwest Wrap (Blackened chicken with Yellow Rice, Fresh Avocado, Black Beans, and homemade salsa in a wrap. David told us that this one is off the hook!)
- Americana (Chicken Cutlet with Hot Cherry Peppers and American Cheese on a wedge)
- Grilled Cheese with your choice of cheese
- Burgers: Angus, Cheeseburger, Turkey, or Veggie Garden (you can order fries on the side)
- BBQ Chicken on a Roll with their tangy BBQ sauce
Salads and Soups
- Salad bar at $7.95 per pound…nice!
- Sante Fe Chicken, Grilled Chicken Caesar Salad, or Chinese Chicken Salad.
- Homemade soups on a rotating basis
Cafe 1000 is open weekdays from 7 am until 2:30 and also offers delivery. In addition, they’re offer corporate catering and will even host your party or function right at the restaurant at night or even over the weekend (e-mail email@example.com for info).
We’d like to congratulate David Cingari, Chef Fluerency and everybody at Cafe 1000, and also the crew of David’s Soundview Catering on the successful opening.
Live long and prosper.
Address: 1000 Lafayette Street