So I was lucky enough to have doctor appointments galore this week…. and today?!… Gyno & Oral Surgeon.. more on that after this…. so inbetween I had a little over a hour and a half to eat lunch. SOOOO.. off to La Provence. My mom and her girlfriends have lunch dates here ALL THE TIME – so why not?!.. quick, cheap, delicious, fresh!.. FAST! Best of most of all worlds…..
You order at the counter, pay, sit down at one of the cute tables in two different rooms [front and back] and they bring it to you — gets busy during super lunch times.. good thing I got there a little before the rush.
NOM NOM NOM.. mmm TEA
Great marinara… lovely… thick and fresh.. but the frittata was a bit dry and overloaded with JUST noodles.. just a tinnnny bit of egg to hold it together and…. SERIOUS lack of veggies *pout*
Chicken Curry… with Potato Gratin and Cheesy White Asparagus
Side of Wild Rice
3 Salad Plate…. Pickled Beets&Onions; Hearts of Palm, Fennel, Tomato, Olives; Artichokes & Peppers
LOOOOOOOOOVE the hearts of palm salad the most. And all of this was like.. what.. 6 bucks?!.. At WHOLE FOODS it would’ve been like 20 hahahaha… :] YUM I adore fennel! We need more raw fennel in foods and salads!! NOM NOM NOM!..
SOOOO GOOD, I got another plate!!!
I had all of this.. and a few cups of hot hot tea :] Even met an ABC/Taiwanese Boy there from Cali. Noooo worries, he’s still in school and I’m not a cougar.. all the time ;] But he was nice.
And then I DESPERATELY needed something chocolately.. so I bought this Bumble Bee BOMB to eat when I got home and started working….. cup of hot hot coffee and this chocolately mousse over a honey soaked butter cake.. OH EM GEE <3 LOVE – Aside from this they have yummy fruit tarts.. which I love to get. but today I really needed chocolate
OK so after lunch with cake in hand.. I went to my oral surgeon to check on this black spot on my tongue. It suddenly appeared last year when I was still living midtown in NYC and while I was alarmed I never got it checked out. Earlier this year my dentist wanted me to go see if it was serious but since I was still so back and forth from NYC I didn’t…. so finally. this Monday I talked to my doctor about it and INSISTED me to check on it. I did – it’s not, thankfully, tongue cancer – it’s a freaking TONGUE FRECKLE…. *sigh* I’m a dork.
OK, so back to this place. Quick, easy, fresh, delicious – while the sweets are a bit *sweet* the food is simple and yum! Methinks they have beer too cuz I saw some old people near me bring it over and drink some Sam Adams :] so THUMBS UP.. sorta.. [I don’t think I’ve ever had a Sams Adams.. maybe a special fall brew or something but that’s it] Great service, super sweet… just don’t go during rush times cuz you have to wait for EVER.. yes it’s that’s popular. :]