Saturday, May 23, 2009

Chez Pierre Novato

We had originally planned a runaway weekend for Memorial Day but procrastinated until the last moment and could not find a deal, so we decided to stay local and relax. We had a lazy morning and made an executive decision to go out to lunch. There is a local restaurant that has been around town a long time in many forms. In its first incarnation it was a Denny's. Now with several stops in between it is Chez Pierre. I had read several reviews online and all had been favorable but for whatever reason we had not tried it. Talk about hiding your treasure in plain sight, this place is so far from a Denny's, all I can say is it rocks!

We arrived at noon and had several dining options. There are the traditional American breakfasts, burgers and sandwiches but we choose to go with with the French items. April had the Tartine aux Lardons, an open face foccacia sandwich with bacon, onions and cheese. I went with the Croque Monsieur, a hot ham and cheese. Each comes with a choice of soup, salad or fries. Both sandwiches were magnificent and we had some leftover to take home. I was about to call for the check when the waiter served profiteroles to the next table. Of course we had to have some. Pierre, I'm so going to be back for dinner. Merci Beaucoup!

Croque Monsieur and Tartine aux lardons

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