Sunday, June 6, 2010

The Best Breakfast: Petit Provence, Portland Oregon

While visiting Portland, we ate out a many different restaurants, and Petit Provence Boulangerie and Patisserie was the standout.  Many a morning I wake up thinking of the display of pasteries, and the excellent breakfast I had there.  I had the Risotto Cakes with eggs.  So incredibly yummy!
Just to make you salivate, here is the description of this flavorful dish:
Slow simmered risotto rice with bacon, asparagus, mushrooms, red onions and fresh basil finished with cream.  The risotto is then formed into cakes, lightly breaded and grilled to perfection.  Topped with poached eggs with crowd pleasing provencal potatoes and butternut squash on the side.

The cases at the front of the store were filled with the most beautiful pasteries.
How pretty are the checkerboard cookies?
I can not get over how fancy the script is on these lemon tarts.
The empty trays prove how popular this eatery is with the locals.
This wonderful pear pastry was sublime.  I can proudly say there was not a crumb left!

4 comments:

Lizzie said...

Oh my heavens, and I had breakfast soup! The lemon tarts are gorgeous. :) Stopped by from SITS, hope you have a wonderful day.

Jo said...

That looks and sounds delishious ~ I hope you took a few of those sweets home with you.

The farmers market in the previous post looks amazing. I wish I had something similar so close to my home.

Jo

Kristin @ Ellie-Town said...

Yum yum yum!

I did event planning before I became a stay at home mom and I love your blog and can't wait to read more and find new ideas.

Saw you on SITS. :)

Jen said...

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