Can an American woman, a Spanish man and four silly cats combine a traditional Spanish bar and restaurant with an American bakery?
We have recently opened Bar "La Mina" Café, a bar/restaurant in Madrid (for those of you around here, it's at c. Mauricio Legendre 5 posterior, metro Plaza de Castilla), serving breakfasts, lunches, tapas and "raciones" (traditional Spanish dishes). In addition, we specialize in American desserts, such as brownies, carrot cake, cupcakes, chocolate chip cookies - all the stuff you grew up craving.
Our desserts are so much in demand that we'd like to expand to a catering business and, eventually, a spinoff bakery! American baked goods are enormously popular over here, but unfortunately there are only a few places specializing in them and, frankly, they're not very good (we were shocked to discover that one such establishment, which shall go unnamed, was using MIXES to make their cakes and cupcakes). Won't you help us help Spain discover great, from-scratch American baked goods????
- Purchase professional-quality baking equipment, for example 1-2 KitchenAid mixers, and ingredients in bulk
- Advertise in the major media outlets, including radio and television, in Madrid
- Create a super-excellent website for the bar, with a special section for the bakery
- Hire an assistant, initially part-time but expanding to full-time, to help in the bar during televised soccer games and otherwise as a bakery assistant
- Eventually, expand the bakery/catering to a separate location (there is one available near the bar)
Your contribution will go entirely toward the above-mentioned goals.
We've come up with what we think are some pretty fun rewards, to thank you for your generosity toward furthering the cause of American baking in Europe.
Please watch our video and read the FAQ and feel free to let us know if you have any questions! We'd love to hear from you. Thanks so much for checking us out on Kickstarter.com!
Here's how Kickstarter works: unless we meet our full funding goal, we will not receive any money at all. However, if we receive MORE than the funding goal, we will continue to provide rewards, the money will go straight toward more and better baked goods and you'll make the cats do their patented happy dance on the sofa, which really makes the whole thing worthwhile
Well, first, you'll be improving international relations! People are 78% more likely to feel cheerful if they eat dessert. This is a well-known statistic that we just made up (but hey, you know it's true). Second, you'll be helping to debunk the terrible, destructive rumor that Americans make everything from MIXES. Ew! So you see, there's no downside. It's all about Truth, Justice, the American Way and delicious brownies. All contributors will receive a special super-secret password to use - when you come to Madrid and visit the bar, you'll get special prices and delicious treats on the house. Plus, look right! Cool rewards!
It's a play on words. In Spanish, "La mia, la tuya" means "mine, yours," and is our personal shorthand for "what's mine is yours." Since the bar is called "La Mina," we thought it was romantic. Aww.
First, I was tickling his palm with my finger. Second, the two people just off screen to the right were making incredibly funny faces. He was trying as hard as he could not to laugh till the camera turned off.
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Your name listed in the "La Mina Made Possible By" section of our website, subscription to "La Mina, La Tuya" e-newsletter, personalized thank-you note signed by our four grateful cats and including one recipe.Estimated delivery:
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Your name listed in the "La Mina Made Possible By" section of our website, subscription to "La Mina, La Tuya" e-newsletter, personalized thank-you note (yes, signed by the cats) and including one recipe, a personalized "La Mina Cliente VIP" coffee mug.Estimated delivery:
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Your name listed in the "La Mina Made Possible By" section of our website, subscription to "La Mina, La Tuya" e-newsletter, personalized thank-you note (really, the cats will sign it, we swear) including five recipes, personalized coffee mug, personalized "La Mina Cliente VIP" apron or t-shirt, your choice!Estimated delivery:
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Your name listed in the "La Mina Made Possible By" section of our website, subscription to "La Mina, La Tuya" e-newsletter, personalized thank-you note (no, seriously, if we didn't let the cats sign it they'd eat our faces), personalized coffee mug, personalized "La Mina Cliente VIP" apron or t-shirt, your choice, AND a copy of "La Mina, La Tuya" recipe BOOK, containing all our favorite Spanish and American dishes and signed by Manuel and Kathy (and, of course, by the cats)Estimated delivery:
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THIS REWARD IS ONLY AVAILABLE TO EU BACKERS. All of the above rewards - PLUS - Kathy will travel to you with a pianist and perform a one-hour invitation-only recital, in your home or a location convenient to you that has a piano. A variety of programs are available, including opera/zarzuela, art song in a variety of languages, and musical theater. She can be seen on youtube, here: http://www.youtube.com/user/pequenaflordecactusEstimated delivery:
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THIS REWARD IS AVAILABLE TO BACKERS WORLDWIDE All of the above-listed rewards, PLUS your choice of an invitation-only recital (to be held in your home or a location convenient to you), either solo soprano with piano OR soprano/baritone (the tremendously talented Michael Callas has offered his services) with piano.Estimated delivery:
- (30 days)