OF THE MONTH
Grand Marnier French toast
|2 cups eggs
1/4 cup heavy whipping cream
2 cups Half & Half
5 TBS Grand Marnier Liquor
2 TBS Sugar
1 TBS Vanilla
1/2 TBS Salt
Mix all together in a blender. Blend well.
2-4 Loaves of French Bread
cut on an angle
Whir 2lbs of frozen raspberries in a blender.
Strain Seeds. In sauce pan, boil raspberry juice
on medium heat, after boiling let simmer for
5 minutes. Add: 2 cups sugar, 4 cups water and
1/4 cup lemon juice
Boil all for 1 hour. Cool.
Refrigerate overnight. Prepare bread and egg
mix. Soak thoroughly and grill on both sides.
Coat plates with raspberry sauce, place grilled
bread on top and serve.
This recipe is restaurant size. Cut accordingly
or you will be eating Grand Marnier French Toast
for a month!
The building was originally constructed
sometime around 1885 as a residence, but was purchased
by the county in 1892. After expanding the size of
the original home, there was room for a jail and courthouse.
Off the current kitchen is a small room with two-foot
thick adobe walls where prisoners were held during
these early days. Although a new courthouse and jail
were built in 1903, the restaurant building has long
been referred to as the jailhouse by people
In the intervening years, the building functioned
as a house, post office, retail shop, business offices,
and during the 1970s as the Jailhouse Gallery. During
the 1980s, the building sat empty and threatened to
disappear from the Moab landscape, but was purchased
and saved in 1992 by Will Petty. He lovingly renovated
the historic structure to make room for Jailhouse
Wills careful attention to the renovation is
equaled by his attention to and involvement in the
Jailhouse Café. He always participates in the
development of the recipes and has a special flair
for the preparation and presentation of foods. While
he is not a daily presence in the restaurant, he often
practices his wonderful cooking skills at home.
The Jailhouse menu is unique
and creative yet reflects an old-fashioned diner tradition.
All the food is freshly prepared and has a fresh off
the griddle homemade quality to it. Theres nothing
assembly line in the way foods are prepared at the
Jailhouse. Nowhere else will you find corncakes and
eggs, or old-fashioned ginger pancakes. Contemporary
entrees include the breakfast enchilada made with
two blue corn tortillas, Monterey Jack cheese, onions
and Wills special enchilada sauce. A newly added
favorite is the chorizo scramble: Three eggs lightly
scrambled with seasoned potatoes and chorizo sausage
topped with sour cream and salsa. Probably the all-time
Jailhouse favorite is the Southwestern Eggs Benedict,
two delicately poached eggs and Canadian bacon on
a toasted English muffin covered with a slightly spicier
Southwestern Hollandaise sauce. You can enjoy your
meal in the cozy, old-fashioned dining room or sit
out on the cool patio, which is also heated in the
winter, for year-round enjoyment. Managers Kristina
Stillwell and Colleen Cooper-Vansdell will make sure
your meal is tasty and beautifully presented and your
coffee cup is never empty.
coffee, in fact, is one of the best reasons to have
breakfast at the Jailhouse Café. The restaurant
serves genuine 100 percent Jamaican Blue Mountain
Coffee. This coffee is grown only in Jamaica and only
on the Blue Mountain in Jamaica making it one of the
worlds most sought after coffees. In Japan,
for example, youd have to pay up to ten dollars
a cup for this delicious brew.
After breakfast you can stroll around the building
to see the garden which explodes in color throughout
the warm months. The garden of mostly native plantings
of wildflowers and other water-wise shrubs, is tended
to by Esther and Terry Channel after an original planting
by Lucia Howell.
The Jailhouse blends the best of southwestern cooking
with old-fashioned tradition in one of Moabs
most interesting buildings. Dont miss this great
breakfast house while youre in Moab. The Jailhouse
is located at 101 N. Main Street. For information
call 259-3900, and please let them know that you read
about the Jailhouse Cafe inthe Moab Happenings.
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