I’d like to tell you about an old standby of mine – Le Pain Quotidien. Le Pain is a chain, with locations all over NYC, as well as California, DC and other locations in the US as well as around the world. While chains can sometimes be hit-or-miss (I’m not naming any names here, but you know what I’m talking about) – I’ve always been pleasantly satisfied with Le Pain.
I usually favor the 2 soft boiled eggs with bread platter – I know, I know – I can soft boil eggs at home. But I don’t. So there you have it. The real highlight of the platter anyway is the bread, which I top with a healthy dollop of Le Pain’s own praline spread. OMG. This stuff is heavenly!!
The other day I decided get a little wild, and I ordered something different. I know, watch out for this one. I ordered the Tuscan Platter (first picture) – labeled as “Good for Sharing” (I skipped that day in pre-school, so it was all MINE!) Featuring shaved parmesan, prosciutto, olive tapenade, basil pesto, sundried tomato, ricotta and topped off with a hearty helping of bread – this was AWESOME. I mean come on, look how much ricotta I got!
So here’s a bit of a secret – I’m not a fan of sun-dried tomatoes. I know, a travesty, right? Luckily enough, I was able to pick those off my plate fairly easily. I quickly devoured the rest. This platter was deeeelish!
If you’re lucky enough to live near Le Pain Quotidien, give the Tuscan Platter a try. My only gripe is that I didn’t have enough bread to eat with the ricotta AND with the praline spread. Such problems, such problems…
Le Pain Quotidien
The praline spread – MUST TRY!
Are you a sun-dried tomato fan?