Okay, okay, y’all can stop sending me nudges and asking if I’m still alive!! I’m here, just work has been all consuming of my life, which is why I haven’t been posting, and also why I’m like MONTHS behind on the blog.
Here goes…Europane. A delightful little cafe in Pasadena, that once I went, I wondered how the hell it was that I hadn’t eaten there before and I’ve lived in Pasadena my WHOLE LIFE!! Oh what I’d been missing. But not anymore.
D and I were looking for somewhere different to have lunch and I’d heard things about Europane so we decided to check it out. We were not disappointed. It’s small, and if they have air conditioning they don’t use it, but the food it worth the uncomfortability (is that even a word?).
Some pics of the place:
There is a drink menu to the right, which we missed the first time around. We ended up asking the counter girl what there was to drink, and she seemed kind of annoyed by that. Erm. I know I get annoyed when people don’t read the menu on the truck, but I don’t let them know that!! ::grumble::
We both had the lemonade. I’m kinda picky about sweet to sour ratios in lemonade and this was pretty good! Here’s D enjoying his:
The menu is set up with sandwiches you can order and choose your bread.
D ordered the chicken salad on cranberry walnut bread. Not bad. We both thought it was pretty tasty.
I ordered what we are now comparing all other sandwiches to. The egg salad sandwich. OH MY GOD. This was the BEST sandwich I’ve ever had. And I don’t know that I’ve made it clear to all of you how much I love eggs. I could eat eggs every day if I wasn’t so worried about cholesterol, but I LOVE eggs. I also love a nice egg salad sandwich. Back when I was still working for Le Pain Quotidien, I was always disappointed by the egg salad sandwich. It had so much potential in its simplicity yet failed me every time I would venture to give it another chance. But this. THIS was something else. Wow.
Served open faced, the eggs aren’t cooked to that dry, crumbly texture like many places cook theirs. Then they try to make up for the dryness by slathering the eggs in mayonnaise. But no, Europane leaves their eggs soft, and warm and delicious. A little bit of sun dried tomato pesto and lemon completes the amazingness that is this sandwich. I know I’m waxing on and on, but really. AMAZING.
We also tried what I think was a little peach pie, which was also quite yummy. And cute! Y’all know I like things that are mini.
They offer a variety of beautiful baked goods there, and I was told afterward by someone (I can’t recall – maybe Carina) to try the sea salt macaroon (below), but have yet to do so. But everything there looks so delicious.
Over all I approve! 4 out of 5 Manolos! Hehe…