Tuesday, December 2, 2008


Here are a couple of photos of my fave work lunch spot. It's a bistro, quel surprise. It serves the best quiche in the city - made with crumbly buttery crust and lots of cream (as it should be). And you can choose between a lovely, huge salad on the side or frites - or both. I get the salad so that I can feel virtuous!

Last time I was in, reading a magazine to clear my head of work matters, the proprietor brought me an unexpected chocolat chaud, just because I am sweet (says he)! Talk about a high tip quotient :-) I love the French.


  1. Looks fab! I need some quiche, stat!


  2. How fun to have such a resource right near the office. Do you have a "usual"?

  3. Stop making me hungry.

    Btw, did you get my email? I need to know when I can give those tights to you while I'm still down here.

  4. I love the French for all the reasons you describe: buttery crust, cream, frites, chocolate and proprietors who bring chocolat chaud because you are sweet. Le sigh!

  5. That kind of service would have me coming back too - even if the quiche wasn't fabulous!

  6. I soooo agree with Skye ;)


  7. Impressive collection of wine, they have. When waiters do little things like that it really makes my day! He was quite correct in his obsservation, I must say.

  8. I didn't know quiche was meant to be made with cream :|

  9. That sounds like an appropriate gesture for him to make—hot chocolate for a hot girl.


  10. CC: Quiche really has it all.

    Sal: But of course! I always have the Lorraine (bacon and cheese) - I know, it shocks you :-) I'm going there today!

    Y: Emailed back. Sorry for delay. I'd suggest we go there tomorrow but I won't have quite enough time...

    Andrea: It really is delish and lovely ambience. But not fussy.

    Bel: Did I mention it's right near the AGO? So you could totter there after in those delightful chichi red Valentinos! Tres sexy.

    Skye and Seeker: The service is very good. So the place really has it all. I love not having to choose.

    Jenn: Thank you!

    Jill: Oh stop! (Not really.) The wine list is rather endless. Not that I drink at lunch. Unless it's an occasion.

    Matt: It is! But most places, unless they are quite authentique, don't use cream. So many quiche eaters are into "healthy" that I think the cream would freak them out. Of course, cream is very healthy in moderation.

    E: You win comment of the week! Thanks!! xo

  11. Take me there if I ever make to your fair city.

  12. I miss going to this place for lunch... They have a sinful, warm chocolate cake as well, non?

    Cool blog btw :).

    -A Frenchman you know (Lunch. Soon.)

  13. And this is why I wish La Perouse had landed 2 hours before Arthur Phillip and claimed Australia.
    Okay, we might have had a lot more nuclear testing at maralinga, but you could go to lunch at a good bistro in your army issue ray-bans after wards!

  14. Dr. M: You're on.

    Anon: Would your initials happen to be LT??? I LOVE this comment and I would love to lunch with you. Thanks for reading xoxo

    H: I love how your brain works!

  15. Indeed they are-- and I laughed so much reading about your adventures at Avenue C.!! You, me, lunch in January. Happy holidays!

  16. Excellent! I have been thinking about you and hoping you'll come back to the office. I'm sure that won't happen - because you are on to such fun new adventures - but we must catch up!