Paris in Town, where simple food reigns supreme
By Shawna Gallagher Vega
Posted July 11, 2013 at midnight
“In France,” Julia Child once said, “cooking is a serious art form and a national sport.” For an avowed Francophile, the Parisian café experience is the height of cooking’s artistic and sporting dimensions. Simple appreciation of simple food reigns in a leisurely, unpretentious atmosphere.
North County residents don’t have to cross the Atlantic to enjoy such an experience. Paris in Town transports visitors to France upon arrival.
People are passionate about food at Paris in Town. Staff members readily tell you their favorite dishes, but they have trouble picking just one.
Manager Madalena Alonso, a Palm Beach Gardens resident who has worked at Paris in Town for the past five years, suggested several options for diners. Her favorites include “La Babylon,” a salad topped with chicken breast, tomato bruschetta, bacon, and mixed nuts, and “Le Freddo,” a sandwich featuring turkey pastrami with Dijon, bruschetta, and Swiss cheese.
“Of course, the pastries and sweet crêpes are very popular as well,” Alonso said.
Fellow employee Wendy Schmidt, an 11-year Paris in Town veteran from Palm Beach Gardens, said the strawberry crêpe is her favorite dish. Mae Willis of Jupiter, another employee, recommended “Le Belfast,” a roast beef, red onion, tomato, and provolone sandwich. Paris in Town also specializes in grab-and-go fare, with fresh quiches, croissants, pastries, and gelato available. Visitors can stock up on their favorite French foods and beverages, too; the café sells jams, escargots, cornichons (small, pickled gherkins), French wine, Belgian beer, and more. Paris in Town, located at 11460 U.S. Highway 1 in North Palm Beach, is open Monday through Saturday from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, call 561-626-6017 or visit the café online at www. parisintowncafe.com or http://www.facebook/. com/parisintowncafe.
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