Celebrating Community and New Goals, Nona.Media’s Team Joins Café Madrid Deli & Bakery for Their Annual Holiday Get-Together
Nona.Media (pronounced nona dot media, the parent company of Nonahood News) has grown substantially this year and has created a strong, loyal team that feels like family! This year, we chose Café Madrid Deli & Bakery for our venue to celebrate our year’s accomplishments, our friendships, the holidays, and what’s to come.
The Café Madrid Team is growing their corporate lunch division and catering, so it was a great opportunity for us to take a 20-minute ride out to support a neighbor. The owners, Glorimar “Mimi” Chirino and Edgar Ramirez, are both Lake Nona residents. The recently reopened Café Madrid has presented an amazing menu serving homestyle Puerto Rican and Cuban fusion dishes.
Their new space is very inviting and is a great place to come by and have a café con leche with a quesito, created right there at the bakery. They bake fresh bread every day as well. While working on your laptop, you can have lunch meetings and enjoy a delicious Cuban sandwich, or even amazingly paired wines and tapas as a relaxed date night option.
The moment we walked in, we were greeted by the owner, Mimi Chirino, and we were able to learn more about their business, why they decided to open it, and what inspired their menu and the direction they are going. We wanted to understand the menu more and how this venue is not only a restaurant but can also serve as a venue for small events for networking, corporate meetings, and family get-togethers. They graciously rearranged tables to accommodate our large group for lunch, and they were great hosts!
“We are offering catering for any special event, including office parties, meetings, birthdays, anniversary celebrations, weddings, and more. We can customize any order for your event, but some of our specialties include trays of Cuban sandwiches, bundles of bakery items, and coffee for large numbers of people,” says Mimi. The launch of their catering services started on Thanksgiving, which was a great success with hundreds of families satisfied with the services, portion, flavors and price.
Café Madrid offers special menus during key holidays throughout the year. Plus, ordering dinner is a daily option. The team offers catering to the entire Lake Nona area. Delivery is always an option.
At our annual company lunch meeting, Café Madrid served our team amazing Caribbean dishes like Arroz con Gandules, pernil, and an amazing salad. We enjoyed freshly-squeezed orange juice, Spanish wines, and Medalla, the Puertorriquen beer. We ended lunch with mini quesitos, a very traditional dessert in the Spanish community! After this very delightful tour through Caribbean holiday cuisine, we concluded with a specialty coffee crafted by one of their baristas.
Some highlights of the menu were the chinchoreo platter, a combination of fried chicken, pork, tostones, croquetas and sorullitos (fried corn sticks) that go great with a homemade sauce. Halfway through our meal, Rhys Lynn (Nonahood News publisher and founder of Nona.Media and Nonahood Latino) stood up and congratulated the team on a great new year, one of massive growth and evolution.
Thank you, Café Madrid Deli & Bakery, for a memorable holiday event! We left the venue feeling uplifted, well fed, and excited to see our new projects come to fruition.
Speaking of new projects … we sure hope to see you all at the Vispera de Reyes (Three Kings Day) event hosted by Nona.Media, Nonahood Latino, and Boxi Park on Jan. 5 at our Lake Nona Town Center!