Past winter break my friends Kathleen, Josh, and myself ventured to a brand new restaurant. I had been there before for pastries, but never for an actual meal. The restaurant, called Le Patisserie Florentine, is an adorable french restaurant by mine and Josh’s old high school in Englewood, NJ.
It was a quaint place, that was just perfect for the three of us to catch up on our latest adventures in. All the tables were made from wood, which added to the Parisian aesthetic of the place. Let me preface by saying that any restaurant that resembles anything Parisian is one that I will happily eat in.
I ordered the autumn salad (salade d’automne, according to the menu), which was absolutely delicious. It consisted of sliced pears, baby kale, pumpkin seeds, cherry tomatoes, and roquefort cheese. I switched out the roquefort cheese for goat cheese because I just prefer the taste of goat cheese in my salads. It was topped off with an apple vinaigrette dressing, which made the salad just that much better. I definitely recommend this salad to any first time visitors of the restaurant!
Fun fact: I ate all those pears in under one minute because they were so juicy! By far the best pears I’ve had in quite a while.
We didn’t order any dessert because we were all content with our meals. I have had their chocolate croissant once before, and it was delicious. If given the option of having your chocolate croissant warmed up before you eat it, do it. It’s like a small sliver of heaven in your mouth.