What is this man thinking???
This is Anthony Asbury, the chef at the 'former' Cafe Lula on Broadway in Pitman. FORMER?? Yes, as of December 30, 2009, the doors of the restaurant have been closed and the amazingly wonderful food served for 16 months is no longer a reality. Maybe not for long. We can only hope that negotiations for a new location are successful and 2010 will open
new doors for Cafe Lula still in Pitman!!
We were looking for a special place to ring in the New Year, 2010 and went in to Cafe Lula to make reservations (embarrassed to say we had never taken the time to eat there in 16 months!!) We found out that in just a few hours, there would no longer be service here so we promptly made a reservation for that night. My comment is "Better Late than Never". It was a totally awesome all around experience from the warm husky British greeting from Louise, better know as Lula to the bright spirit of Anthony and the fantastic service from the adorable Amanda. We were delighted! Needless to say, the food and the easy companionship from our fellow diners at close by tables, added to the ambience. The Harvest Soup, Short Ribs, Lamb chops and perfectly cooked vegetables AND the last piece of an amazing carrot cake.
We met the couple from Cherry Hill who just got back from a cruise, were successful Weight Watchers 'losers' and were absolutely passionate about dancing. Then there was the family who was just gifted with the family house in Woodbury Heights - they were renting in Pitman until the house was renovated. They had discovered Lula's and were regulars. In fact, the place was crowded with regulars all here to wish the couple well. The atmosphere was charming - curtains, flowers, and "It's a Wonderful Life" projected onto the back wall.
PhotoSchmoozer is all about dancing with life and affirming people. This is yet another experience where we had an unplanned and 'perfect' event. Let's hope that we hear from them soon and can make reservations for opening night in Pitman!!