Tartine in New Orleans

7217 Perrier Street
New Orleans, LA

I love the logo here, it reminds me of the logo for the Girl with the Green Scarf from the movie “Confessions of a Shop-a-holic.” Even before you open the front door, the aroma of fresh bread consumes you.

You walk to the back of the quaint store and guess who greets you? The head chef! She trained at the French Culinary Institute in NY and now she’s got her own shop in New Orleans (I couldn’t believe it when she told me her age because I thought she was 23 or 24 years old and way young to own a store and then she told me she had a baby and i was shocked again because of her extremely slim figure).

I started off with a scone with cranberries, blueberries and pistacchio which was warm and crispy on the outside and moist on the inside. It came with this heavenly lemon meringue cream which I thought was butter at first. The cream was light but not fluffy. The lemon flavor really popped! The combination was truly genius!

Then I decided to order a tartine dish because I had never heard of it until this morning. The chef makes her own bread from scratch and toasts with and serves it with brie cheese (YUM), home-made strawberry spread (YUM YUM) and butter (how can you go wrong with butter?) and fresh slices of strawberries.

I had no idea how to put it all together so I spread butter first, then a layer of brie cheese then a layer of strawberry spread and topped it off with a slice of strawberry. It was so delicious. This place is a haven for those who love bread! Most of the restaurants I go to tend to use store-bought bread which really taints the flavor of the entire dish (I won’t mention them by name but if you follow my blog, I’m sure you can tell from my lamentations).

This is definitely another hidden gem in New Orleans and I will definitely be returning some time soon.
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