Le Pain Quotidien. It was a really tasty, and lovely lunch! When I was out shopping today, in need of a foot rest and a yummy treat, I came across the location on 53rd St.
I had the iced green tea and a Ricotta Tartine with mission figs, black pepper & organic acacia honey and oh my goodness - how delicious!!
I sat at the communal table and it was actually cool to see all the other dishes people ordered. This is really good, simple food done in a way I've not seen anywhere else. The people across from me ordered a Tuscan White Bean and Prosciutto Salad with arugula, shaved Parmesan, basil croutons and a Mediterranean Platter Specialty with hummus, babaganoush, & taboulé. These dishes, and mine, were beautifully presented and mine anyway was absolutely divine in flavor.
I had no idea, but in all actualilty, this is an international franchise, and it seems to have started in Belgium. I should have taken a picture of my dish rather than the chalk board, but I didn't think of it until after. And I thought I could pull down some photos from the web :) Ah well.
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