Sunday, 4 May 2008

Croque Monsieur at Belle Epoque

I've already done a post about Belle Epoque at Emporium.

Recently we were looking for a spot of dessert in the Valley, and ended up at Belle Epoque after deciding that the queue at Freestyle Tout was way too long. My crême brulée ($13) on this visit was a bit disappointing. Although it tasted great, it was missing the crunchy top. Like Amelie, one of my favourite food experiences is cracking through the top of a crême brulée and this one let me down.

Anyway, the whole reason for this post is their croque monsieur, a classic French dish. One of my friends ordered it, and when it came out it looked amazing. To call this a baked ham and cheese sandwich with fries just doesn't do it justice. Although it's definitely not gluten free (so I couldn't even have a nibble) it looked like the most perfect late night snack you could ever imagine. It was served on a long plate with a good serve of fries and even a bit of salad. Pretty good value at only $14.

If you find yourself wandering around the Valley, hungry, but not sure exactly what you need, wander into Belle Epoque and order yourself a croque monsieur. Your stomach will be eternally thankful.

Belle Epoque
1000 Ann Street
Fortitude Valley 4006
P - 07 3852 1500
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