August 29, 2012
- Cost: $
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A smile came across my face as I saw a sign with a pig hanging above the sidewalk on Fullerton. The building itself is rustic and charming. It’s surrounded by a lush garden, and I can already picture friends laughing and eating outside when the weather finally turns around. It’s comforting. I push the door open and walk into an antique frenzy. There are chalkboards filled with menu items from sandwiches to quiches. I could hardly focus on one thing so I grab a real menu and decide to try a combo meal with soup and quiche.
After ordering my meal, I made my way upstairs. I immediately took out my phone and snagged some pictures of this vintage retreat. There are glamorous couches, a fireplace, bookshelves and even an old telephone stand. Every inch of the space offers something unique. I settled onto a burgundy couch situated near two windows and what seams to be more outdoor space. There’s a vintage chest in the center in which I put my laptop and water. I’m tempted to open it and see what’s inside.
My food arrives about seven minutes later, and it’s exactly what I anticipated: simplistic yet intriguing. I ordered the soup of the day. It’s a potato, tarragon and pea soup that would make anyone love the vegetable we all used to feed to our dogs in our youth. It’s absolutely delicious. It’s broth based instead of cream which is nice for a potato soup.
Then I bite into my quiche. There were two specials for the day, and I chose the artichoke and goat cheese. I have a huge obsession and order anything with goat cheese. The flavors blended so perfectly with the flaky crust. It was well balanced. The goat cheese had a nice mild flavor that could be enjoyed by those who usually think goat cheese is too strong. I don’t understand how anyone could not like goat cheese, but this could very easily change their mind. The quiche was accompanied by a few fresh raspberries, strawberries, toast, jam and butter. My only critique? A knife for the jam and butter.
quiche of the day