Tastebud B and I wanted to get out of the city for a bit and venture north of Pittsburgh to a little place called Sewickley. Sewickley has a small town feel and look with mom and pop businesses, churches, schools a couple of stop lights but most importantly a French cafe called Cafe Des Amis.
|Cafe des Amis Counter|
Cafe Des Amis is a cool little place that is inviting as soon as you enter. As you approach the counter to place your order you will see a case full of quiche, bread pudding, sliced fresh fruit, and even coconut macaroons.
With so many options I finally decided on the Tomato and Basil Quiche with a side of fresh fruit and coffee. Being that it is March I was shocked how fresh and delicious the fruit was. The quiche was good and satisfying.
|Tomato and Basil Quiche with fresh fruit|
TastebudB ordered chicken salad on a croissant with the tomato lentil soup. The chicken salad was extemely creamy and fresh. The flavors melded well and the greens on the sandwich with bright. Unlike most of the dry, croissant sandwiches he’s had in the past, the croissant was delectably fluffly and fresh (not dry at all) which made the chicken salad the focus of the sandwich. The soup however was warm, but the flavors simply had not developed.
|Chicken Salad Croissant with Tomato Lentil Soup|
After we finished our lunch we decided that we just had to try the Bread Pudding we saw in the case that looked absolutely amazing. It tasted even better! The Bread Pudding was the true highlight of our visit. Tastebud B took some top quality pics of it!
|Bread pudding, warmed and sliced with a dollop of whipped cream|
After our visit, we highly recommend that everyone gives Cafe Des Amis a visit sometime in the near future. Don’t forget that they are also BYOB and even have crepes on the menu! And, when you are done with lunch don’t forget to take a stroll around beautiful Sewickley and everything else it has to offer.
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Thanks Joe. We’re heading out of town on Thursday, so we’ll only be able to take adagtnvae of the opening night. We are huge fans of BYOB restaurants, so we will likely hit up one of those. River Moon appears to be leading the way right now We’ll blog our experience!
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