Friday, June 13, 2014

Back on the Champs-Élysées for an Evening

Hereghty in Glenwood Village, Raleigh. 
This evening Dan and I found a wonderful little French patisserie within walking of our house.  We had gone down to Glenwood Village, a small shopping center at the corner of Glenwood and Oberlin, hoping to eat at the Glenwood Grill.  Luckily for us, the Glenwood Grill was fully booked, so we noticed a little patisserie and cafe tucked away on the other side of the parking lot.
A dessert shop in Paris.

Upon entering the Hereghty , one is immediately reminded of the dessert shops of Paris. 
This is a true French-style Patisserie with a wonderful European atmosphere.  We weren't looking for dessert, but rather something for a quick supper.  Their wide selection of soups, sandwiches and salads fit the bill.

In the summer time, I rarely pass on a chance for gazpacho, and here the gazpacho was made of watermelon rather than tomato.  Delish!

Watermelon gazpacho.
My choice of egg salad was served on a freshly made buttery croissant as good as any I ever had in Paris.  Dan was equally pleased with his smoked salmon sandwich.

Egg salad in buttery croissant.
When we had set out to find a quick supper, we weren't intent upon having dessert.  But upon entering this gem of a place, leaving without dessert was impossible.  The problem was deciding what dessert to have.  There were so many choices---and all looked soooo good.  

I opted for  tiramisu and I think it was the best I have ever had. Dan declared his chocolate mousse  good---perhaps not as good as some we have had in France---but really good for Raleigh. 
Ambiance reminiscent of European cafe.

Friendly staff.

Apart from the delicious food, the ambiance is quaint with a Parisian feel.  The staff was friendly and service was quick, although there was only one other couple having a meal.  Many folks came in and ordered desserts to go.
Ordering desserts to go.

Yes, for just one evening it was almost like being back on the Champs-Élysées.  Although it's a little frightening to know there are so many delicious desserts within walking distance of our home. 

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