Jun 26, 2012

A Day to Remember

For many of us, summer is marked by the end of the school year,and my two are just beginning their summer break.  Perhaps break isn't really the right word as both my kids are going to have a couple of really productive and creative months ahead.  Xavier will be involved in writing and music workshops and Miranda has just begun a dance intensive that will expose her to a lot of great technique. To kick off her summer of dance, we had one of those special mother/daughter days that we both will always treasure. It began with brunch at one of our favorite cafes in NYC called Le Pain de Quotidien which serves the best coffee and is a friendly, bustling eatery.

An eye-catching way to present a menu!


While I enjoyed my pot of cafe, Miranda had a refreshing iced chamomile and mint tea.





The cafe is known for their tartines which is basically petite open-faced sandwiches.


Grilled Chicken, Brie, and Pesto
Fresh Ricotta and Fig


We topped off brunch with a gorgeous raspberry tart that we both agreed we want to try to re-create at home.



But brunch wasn't the focus of our day together.  No, it was going to see Romeo and Juliet as performed by the American Ballet Theatre at Lincoln Center.


A great day to remember!


12 comments:

  1. That brunch looks A.MAZ.ING!!

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  2. Oh wow, I really wish we had wonderful cafes like that around here. Looks like you two ordered the most yummy looking treats on the menu too! I would like to know how your ensuing tart experiments work out. I hope that you had fun at the show, what a great opportunity!

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  3. So cool! That food looks FANTASTIC!

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  4. Looks like a great day! I love wandering around the city and finding fun places like that....

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  5. Sounds wonderful! I agree with everyone, the food looks good and I wish we had places more like that in Kansas. It makes me miss the Scotland cafes.

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  6. what a special and memorable day. I love outings like that!

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  7. Delicious lookin' tartines! What a cutie your daughter is. What a great mum and daughter's day.

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  8. I l-o-v-e your day together!!

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  9. Sounds like it was a perfect day....how lovely! I especially like the chicken and pesto bit, thank goodness my supper is no far off made!

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  10. Great Occasion for your Memory Bank.
    Mother-Daughter time.
    hugs ♥♥

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  11. Sounds like the ideal mother-daughter time. Wonderful memories for to last a lifetime. I am envious over the Ballet! I am sure it was brilliant.

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  12. That looks like such a fun day! Your daughter is so beautiful!

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