I grew up with a European step-mother in a kind of European household. We traveled to Europe often and I loved everything about it. There was just something about walking the streets of Paris, stopping in a little cafe for a fresh baguette and handmade pastries, that made life so amazing. I admit that I was totally spoiled with all things French and miss it so very much. That is why I like to take time to stop in at our neighborhood la Madeleine Country French Café, especially now that they have new Flavors of Provence menu items.
Just the other day my Sister-in-law and I took Baby Miss in to try some of the new Flavors of Provence menu items and let me tell you, we had a blast. Residents of Provence, a region in the south of France, aspire each day to recognize the joie de vivre, or the joy of life, by slowing down, savoring each meal and cherishing time with family and friends. La Madeleine Country French Café is channeling this philosophy and way of life by highlighting fresh, seasonal vegetables, fruits and herbs that pervade the French countryside with its new Flavors of Provence menu items.
We couldn’t wait to walk in and enjoy joie de vivre, ourselves and it was easy to do. We were greeted with ‘bonjours’ as we walked towards the salad area with a smiling face waiting for our selections. I was really interested in trying one of the new three new Flavors of Provence salads, with a choice of the Chicken, Bacon & Bleu; Roasted Vegetable, Chicken & Goat Cheese or Cranberry Pecan Wild Field.
I wanted to try the Roasted Vegetable, Chicken & Goat Cheese Salad, but it had mushrooms and could not be made without them, so I chose the Chicken, Bacon & Bleu Salad, which was a great choice. It was HUGE and so full of flavors. Each bite full of bacon, chicken, and yumminess.
I was also given the opportunity to order one of the French Classiques that I love and a cup of homemade soup.
Meanwhile, my Sister-in-Law chose the Turkey Bistro with Tomato Pasta Provencal and Baby Miss chose the Grilled Cheese with fruit. Of course, before sitting, we each grabbed some bread and butter and our drinks. My favorite part was when they brought us our food with a huge smile and a “Bon Appétit!”
Once we were finished eating we stopped by the bakery for some hand-crafted delights, before heading home. Since I wanted to try some more Flavors of Provence we drooled over the variety of lemon pâtisseries made from scratch, including their namesake Lemon Madeleines, legendary Lemon Tarts and a limited-time Lemon Cream Cake.
When we got home, we couldn’t wait to indulge in some lemon-goodness and other handcrafted delights.
All in all, we had a blast tasting the Flavors of Provence and we can’t wait to go back, which is great because this menu should be available through June.
For more information and to find the closest cafe to you, visit LaMadeleine.com.
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*Disclaimer – this was a sponsored post on behalf of la Madeleine Country French Café. This does not change the fact that all views and opinions are honest and our own.
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