Breakfast at the Broad Ripple Farmers Market

When : May 12, 2012

Where : Broad Ripple Farmers Market

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What :

  • Crêpes from “3 Days in Paris” : 
  1. Red eggs Bacon : Roasted red pepper sauce, egg, spinach, bacon, havarti – wonderful!
  2. BLT : Bacon, Spinach, sun-dried tomatoes and Jack cheese – a little dry.

Why :

It was a beautiful morning and we wanted to ride our bikes to Broad Ripple on the monon. We had a beautiful ride and felt a little bit hungry so we stopped by the market. Loved it! Mi amor loves loves crêpes so we bought two from 3 Days in Paris  – check them out : www.marketfreshcrepes.com/3_Days_in_Paris

 

www.broadripplefarmersmarket.org

Lunch at Native Foods café, Chicago

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When : April 21, 2012

Where : Native Foods Café, Chicago IL

What :

  • Daily soup : Moroccan lentils soup – Delicious, so much flavor that I wanted another bowl.
  • Veggies wrap : Avocado, alfalfa sprouts, carrots, broccoli, …. and so much more veggies. I had ranch on a side as the waitress advised me to do. The result is remarkable : a delicious wrap with a ton of veggies to make you feel super healthy.
  • Watermelon Fresca :  Made-from-scratch daily from Chef’s original recipes! It was good but next time I want the Lavender lemonade!

Why :

I was in Chicago for citizen duty reason. I was going to stay for 6 hours so my plan was 1) a great Lunch; 2) shopping. I was so happy with my food experience.

Walk into Native Foods Café and you will be absorbed into a colorful refreshing ambiance. The service is super friendly and they care about their customer. All of the items are Made-from-scratch and fresh produce. To me, the kind of cuisine that we should find everywhere. Go to Native Foods café your body will thank you!

They have multiple locations in California, Colorado and Illinois. Maybe soon near you!

nativefoods.com

Native Foods Café ; Chicago Loop

218 South Clark Street

Chicago, IL 60604

(312) 332-6332
Hours:
Mon-Fri: 10:30am – 8pm
Sat: 10:30am – 4pm
Closed Sunday

3S dinner at Home

When : May 6, 2012

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Where : home

What :

  • Summer salad : romain lettuce with tomatoes, basil, scallions, Swiss cheese. Dressing : olive oil and lemon juice ! Fresh arômes!
  • Salmon : ginger mustard salmon ! secret recipe of mi amor – delicious!
  • Sautéed Spinach : spinach, pistachios, rosemary, salt.

Why :

Well we wanted a healthy dinner! It was very healthy and very good. We had some Châteauneuf du Pape. This is my favorite wine of all time. Why ? Because it has an amazing taste and a great story or should I say history.

We talked about this wine. I explained to mi amor the reason why this wine is so good. This is a very complex wine. It’s a combination of History and Geography.
So It grows on a particularly soils. 3 different kind of soils but one in particular is interesting. The characteristic comes from the “galets”. Smoothed by the Rhône river these rocks release at night the heat they absorb during the day and protect the soil of the vines during dry summers. The mistral is a wind that helps to keep a dry climate and the sun shines a lot in this area!
And,
1308 – Pope Clément V decided to relocate the papacy to the town of Avignon. He was one of the first wine producers in Châteauneuf. Wine lover he planted more vines around the papacy. Most of the vineyards in France belong at this time to the clergy and the nobles who know how to take care of the vines and make wine. The French Revolution put an end to their properties. Every vineyard was divided into small ones. A business starts where the quality of wine is not as good as it was. Except in Châteauneuf! The wine from there was famous and the vineyard owners pay attention to the quality of their wine!

This wine has a special complex taste because its vines have an history that they draw from the land they grown on!

Have a glass!

Patachou for Brunch again

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Il ne faut jamais se priver des bonnes choses!

When : May 5th

Where : café Patachou (49th), Indianapolis

What :
• Omelet of the day : bacon, cheddar cheese, potatoes, guacamole – a great omelet (he regrets still not picking this one;-) )

Why :
Post mini marathon we need to eat. Patachou is one of the best address in Indy. The place that everyone loves, recommends, wants to go and have lunch. Again there is do much light at this location, it’s very enjoyable to eat there. My omelet was delicious! The sourdough toast are memorable!

 

Dinner at Amici’s restaurant

When : May 4, 2012

Where : Amici’s, Indianapolis

What : chicken sauté over pasta: with vegetables – the perfect meal for a night before the mini marathon

Why:
Yes I did the mini marathon this year. Amazing! The Night before I had to eat carbohydrates. I really like this tiny restaurant. The seats are nice. It’s a cosy Italian place downtown that you should definitely try.

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