Wednesday, June 16, 2010

La Petite Provence

The actual full name of this little place is La Petite Provence Boulangerie and Patisserie. This is a fun and kind of cozy little restaurant in the heart of SE Portland. The decor is simple and elegant and provides an inviting atmosphere. Let me quickly give a short lesson in French. A boulangerie is a bakery for bread and a patisserie is a bakery for pastries. One can purchace either or both in addition to a full meal here. I will add that in addition to the location to which I visited, there are three others. One is in North Portland, one in Lake Oswego, and one in The Dalles.

My wife and partner in this little endeavor had the special of the day which was an omlette smothered in a delicious creamy sauce. It was dreamy. I tried to help her finish it but, alas, after conquering my own selection, I was chagrined to have to leave some of it behind.

My selection was from the regular menu and titled Eggs Provencal. It was a delight to the palate. It was sufficiently addequate to appease the pangs gnawing relentlessly at my stomach prior to our entry. Pardon the pictures of our selections. I was remiss in not having my camera with me and had to take the pictures with my phone. Let me just say that each plate was as pleasing to the eye as it was to our palate.

We certainly will be returning again to at least sample some of these beautiful pastries!


Merrilee Stevenson said...

Everything in these photos looks too good to eat! I'm sure they tasted fabulous! Makes me long for the NW.


Sheree said...

This Bistro's menu is to die for! I don't think I have any place near me that offers such a menu, which makes me totally sad...

I'm saving a copy of the menu in case I ever make it to Portland again I'll be sure to remember to visit! :)