Really, I love nothing more than my Ladies Lunches where my favorite girls and I catch up for hours on end, enjoying a string of desserts to make it last! Our most recent gathering was at Monsier Marcel, the charming French, outdoor bistro at the Farmer’s Market on 3rd and Fairfax.
We loved the natural looking Macarons which had wonderful flavor and perfect consistency from cookie to filling.
The Creme Brûlée was lovely the way that Creme Brûlée always is. Really, it’s hard to mess up Creme Brûlée.
Where we lose cherries is over the disappointing Profiteroles. Profeteroles are a childhood favorite from overseas travels, so I have a preset standard for how they should taste. Unfortunately, restaurants in America never quite nail them the way Europeans do. The pastry puffs at Monsieur Marcel’s were too dry and crumbly, the ice cream too bland, and the chocolate sauce generic. Blah. Bla bla blah.
Ultimately, we did a good job cleaning our plates.
Even the Profiteroles 😉