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atelier thuet recommendations?

chocabot Aug 4, 2007 04:17 PM

has anyone had brunch there?

any products you've purchased that you'd recommend?

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  1. Recyclor RE: chocabot Aug 4, 2007 06:04 PM

    ..I had a quick lunch there during the week about a month ago, had the Hache (burger) and it was delicious, there was a great salad we shared too, had nice gouda in it but the rest as enjoyable as it was escapes me...my only gripes: dust storms kicking up from the next door construction site, soon to be gone but still...and this is major to me; no espresso machine!!? WTF! Drip coffee only, get it together! Luckily there is a Balzac's shop about a block away (wait staff seemed used to directing people to it, so just ask) and a good cup it is...I've wanted to do brunch at Thuet, I'm sure it'd be no let down at Atelier...

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      cutehinano RE: chocabot Aug 4, 2007 08:19 PM

      They have a selection of sandwiches there and they're really good. I had one with heirloom tomatoes and fresh mozzarella and it was amazing. Also the fries with parmesan are great.

      They really need to fix their patio though.

      1. SherylKirby RE: chocabot Aug 5, 2007 06:12 AM

        We're working our way through the breads, and always grab a couple of croissants. They do a great sweet bread with walnuts that is amazing.

        1. chocabot RE: chocabot Aug 5, 2007 07:29 PM

          had brunch there today. i ordered the french toast with pork loin and it was delicious and enormous. (i had to packed 1/2 to go and i'm not a lightweight eater...) the bread was very thickly cut and soft and fluffy in the in the middle, rather than dense and crusty on the outside, but i didn't mind. my friend got the egg basquaise w/ merguez. the eggs basquaise is actually just a poached egg but a very flavourful tomato sauce makes it "basquaise". the merguez was beef according to our server but almost lamby in taste. next time i'd like to try the onion soup and croque monsieur.

          sherlkirby, i'm also trying to eat through the bread varieties. i bought a pumpernickel rye loaf today but have yet to try it. it's possibly the heaviest/weightiest loaf of bread i've ever lifted. i've tried the potato speck bread before and enjoyed it. the st tropez/olive sourdough (also highly recommended) was served at the restaurant the time i went for winterlicious. my favourite is the focaccia though. had the croissant and the danish before but i think thuet's strength is really in the bread.

          the flavoured salts and vinegars are intriguing but i'm not sure if it's worth the price.

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            SherylKirby RE: chocabot Aug 7, 2007 06:31 PM

            Oh, the olive bread is amazing. Maybe I need to go for a walk tomorrow and get some bread. :)

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              chocabot RE: SherylKirby Aug 7, 2007 07:04 PM

              they do offer table service for brunch/lunch

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            jennimur RE: chocabot Aug 7, 2007 06:15 PM

            Does Atelier Thuet have places to sit? from their website, it looks like a take away place only.

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              SherylKirby RE: jennimur Aug 7, 2007 06:30 PM

              There are a couple of high deuce tables inside, and four or five outside on the "patio".

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