Portland's "La Petite Provence"

After two years, I finally was able to visit my friends from my time in Portland again :) I had an amazing few days full of culinary adventures, specialty drinks and flights, a handful of familiar and also new bars, girls time with fancy nail painting, and a night down memory lane :)

One of my highlights was the return to this special little brunch place, La Petite Provence. My friend had found it when she moved to that neighborhood and had introduced me to it. It's exactly my type of place - cute and adorable :) As the name indicates, it's a French style bakery and patisserie. They have an inhouse bakery and offer lots of different sweet and savory croissants, brioches, puff pastries, little desserts, macaroons, cakes and cookies, etc. They offer breakfast, lunch, and dinner menues, but I have always chosen to go there for brunch.

Their breakfast menu:

  • Each breakfast comes with a deliciously fresh baked croissant with homemade jam. Unfortunately, croissants were already out when we arrived for brunch. However, we were allowed to pick any other pastry from the selection :) 
  • Many of the savory breakfast dishes are also accompanied by "Provencal Potatoes & Butternut Squash" which I find a very interesting and tasty choise. 
  • Their menu includes different kinds of hashes (a special favorite is the "Wild Northwest Salmon Hash"), different kinds of eggs benedict (including my favorite - the vegetarian option "Eggs Provencal"), omelettes, scrambles, oatmeal, and sweet options such as the Banana French Toast and Berry Crepes.

Mimosa Flights!

This was something new. They now are offering Bloody Mary and Mimosa flights! I am not a big fan of Bloody Marys, but I do love my sparkling juice and I do love flights. Whoever knows me, knows that I do love to try as many options as possible, so flights are perfect ;) Mimosas are basically prosecco with juice (originally citrus juice such as orange or grapefruit juice). They offered a variety of different Mimosa options including fancy juices such as rasberry-apple cider and cranberry. They also had fruit purée choices including white peach, passion fruit, and caramalized pineapple.

What we ordered:

  • My favorite - The Eggs Provencal: two flame roasted tomatoes topped with basil pesto, melted morzarella and poached eggs. Accompanied by potatoes and squash. I could not stop myself to also order a side of extra crispy bacon :)
  • My friend orderd the "Risotto Cakes & Eggs": a lighly breaded and grilled patty of risotto rice, sautéed bacon, asparagus, mushrooms, red onion, and fresh basil. This also came with potatoes and squash. 
  • Instead of the croissants, I got a Kouign Amann (which is basically also a croissant, but differently folded ;)). I am not quite sure which one my friend picked, but it lookes like a cream cheese croissant. 
  • Mimosa flight - I believe we ordered the caramlized pineapple, hibiscus, rasberry-apple cider, and white peach mimosa.

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