French Friday – Café Gourmand

French-Friday-on-Misadventures-with-AndiMy husband and I are gourmands, or as we call ourselves, greedy gourmands. If there are 4 things on a menu, we want to try them all, if there are 8, the same! We love food and experiencing food through our travels. I think that food is one of the greatest joys in life. It does not just represent sustenance or energy but so much more: pleasure, taste, joy, laughter, sharing, etc.

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So while traveling in France, my husband and I almost always partake of the café gourmand. When a regular sized dessert seems too much of a commitment, but just an espresso won’t cut it, we get a café gourmand. It is an espresso served with a plate of miniature desserts. Normally it is 3: a small moelleux au chocolat (warm chocolate cake or brownie with warm pudding inside), crème brûlée and a clafoutis (like a little cherry pie) or macaroon. But at La Cupole there are 5!

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So you can order an extra espresso and share one between two people, or you can join the greedy gourmand club and eat it all to yourself!

A bientôt !

6 Comments

  1. cathi
    September 4, 2009

    That is my type of dessert….a little bit of each one please…ok, alright I will share….haha…:)

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  2. Sassy Chica
    September 6, 2009

    OOH-LA-LA, looks fabulously delish!!!

    You and your hubby are onto something…thanks for sharing!

    Smooches,
    Sassy Chica

    Reply
  3. La Grenadine
    September 6, 2009

    Huuum !!
    I’m too hungry now ! haha

    Reply
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