SupperBell's Spinach Lasagna, family-sized, is accompanied by fresh green beans in a light seasoned butter sauce. Included in the week's available meals from chef Frank Bonnano's new SupperBell delivery service. Courtesy photo
A menu of chef-prepared dinners, salads and desserts appears on the screen when you type in SupperBell.com. They represent Chef Frank Bonnano's “12th restaurant,” he says, but without the overhead expenses of furniture, linens, silverware, insurance and wait staff, he can focus attention on presentation of a nice variety of meals that can be delivered now in Littleton, Englewood, the Tech Center, Greenwood Village and Centennial.
The service was started in Denver a year ago and has moved as far south as C-470, but not yet beyond that line.
Call before 3 p.m. Food is freshly prepared and delivered to your home or office at the time requested. (If you are not home, you are asked to leave a cooler out to keep your dinner cool and safe from wandering critters.)
“I have a team that knows what I want,” Bonanno continued. “The roster of dishes are staples, but we need to change the menu … Prices are reasonable. We can buy food from the same vendors who deliver daily to the restaurants, such as Seattle Fish.” The chef orders at 6 p.m. for the next day.
We sampled the spinach lasagna, family meal — four generous servings, with a side of lovely, still crunchy tiny green beans in a seasoned butter. For starters, we shared two orders of a fresh, well-seasoned gazpacho. Total bill was about $39 — under $10 a person for a deluxe meal. We added a glass of wine and a wee chocolate with coffee. Highly satisfactory dinner without lifting a finger, which at times has considerable appeal!
The menu will change weekly, Bonnano said. The present menu tends towards lighter summer meals, including grilled tenderloin steak salad, chicken picatta, grilled salmon with eggplant caponata, cold soba noodle bowl with ahi tuna, Tuscan stuffed pork tenderloin (family meal), and more.
Each package has prep instructions on it — oven or microwave if heating is needed,
Gift cards are available — what a nice surprise for just about anyone in the area. (Zip codes and map are on the website.)
There is a phone number listed for ordering, but we had no success finding a person there. Online is the way to go, although I wanted to ask someone about the sizes of portions. Now we know they are ample indeed!