It’s nice to occasionally escape to a place that’s much unlike your own, if only just for 30 minutes or an hour…
In the LatAm microcosm of the US known as Miami, I recently visited a little piece of France sitting near the corner of 41st Street and 107th Avenue in Doral. A little cafe-type shop called La Provence*.
I’ve walked by it a couple times before on the way to one of my favorite restaurants in Doral — Olivos — but have never stopped in to order anything. The restaurant has both indoor and outdoor seating, which is great when the days are nice and sunny — most days.
I recently stopped by and tried one of their sandwiches for lunch — the Brie LT (like BLT) on Ciabatta. Really, it was more like the Brie — and Bacon — LT. In addition to the standard ingredients in a BLT sandwich, there was a nice thick, semi-melty layer of brie cheese incorporated right into the center.
It took a while for the sandwich to be prepared, but I think the wait was worth it. The bread even came out with a crunchy crust, yum! Overall, a pretty fine sandwich. The relatively lighter taste of the brie balanced out the relatively heavier taste of the bacon, a good combination. Portion size was pretty decent too. I actually ended up eating only half the sandwich and saving the other half for another meal! Then again, $8.95 per is probably slightly more than your average sandwich…
I’d go back to La Provence again. They had a pretty interesting/extensive menu, so I’d be up for trying something new. They also had cute (slightly overpriced) desserts and pastries… which I might be tempted to try too. Here’s their menu in case you’re interested in taking a look.
10425 Northwest 41st Street
Doral, FL 33178