I blog in my sleep. Does anyone else do that? I wake up thinking that I have a fully written post and am ready to hit publish, but suddenly it fades away. Last week, I sleep-blogged about the orange jam I picked up at Little Morocco. Also, about how hard it is to find a really excellent orange marmalade. Last night, it was about the Peugeot Pepper Mill giveaway, how much I adored everyone's comments (I really, really do) and to keep them coming. Needless to say, no posts were actually written.
Yesterday, I went to the lovely new Tartine for the first time. Everyone is talking about it in blogs and Twitter and for good reason. It's a truly wonderful cafe, hidden on a tiny block in a tiny corner of Uptown, close to Audubon park, a stone's throw from the river. One would think that the location was less than ideal, but when we walked in, there were more than enough people to show that the word is getting around.
I had the pork rillette tartine (a smooth shredded pork spread on a toasted baguette with herbed butter, cornichons and onion marmalade) which was so good! Not too rich, scrumptious cornichons, very satisfying and delicious. Accompanied by a bright, lively black eyed pea salad and some pickles and olives, it made a perfect light lunch. The portions are quite generous, the quality high and the prices very fair ($8 for my tartine). I had to take half of the tartine home for another time, because I couldn't finish it all. Oh, and I made it a not-so-light lunch by enjoying a milk chocolate mousse ($1!) for dessert. Mmm, fantastic!
My lunch companion, Celeste of Bouillie, had the tuna nicoise salad ($9) which looked heavenly and like very much a meal. I spied green beans, potatoes, olives, roasted red peppers, beautiful anchovies, oh all sorts of delicious salad goodies on her plate and it's definitely the next thing I'll try there.
I have a feeling that this is going to be a go-to spot for me. I strongly approve!