A stroll through downtown Trail and a sign in a window has Dominga Pereverzoff donning an apron and a smile instead of putting up her feet and retiring.
The Trail resident is the chef-owner of Dominga’s Cafe, now open in the former Coffee Coop locale on Eldorado Street.
“I was planning to retire,” said Pereverzoff, a familiar face to local diners. “But when I walked by and saw the ‘For Sale’ sign, I said to my friend Joe, “let’s give her a call.””
Pereverzoff was a server at Raves Restaurant and Lounge in the Waneta Plaza until the business folded a few years ago and most recently, worked at a downtown eatery.
“When I was told the price, I said “I’ll take it,”” she chuckled. “Just like that.”
The Cafe has been open for a month, but will officially launch with a grand opening Saturday from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m.
That day, Pereverzoff is offering a tasting menu and invites customers to sample Manila-style sweet rice and speciality foods including noodles and egg rolls.
“It has been busy and I am really enjoying my customers,” she said.
“Everyone is welcome to drop by to meet me and enjoy a little treat.”
The Cafe’s daily menu includes home-style breakfasts, lunches and take-out, Monday through Saturday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.