Thursday, March 29, 2007
Old World Hospitality. Open from 7 a.m. on weekdays, Strawberry Gourmet Delicatessen has beautiful pastries and coffee drinks. Noticing that they did not have traditional breakfast items although open during an hour where breakfast would be normal, I asked if they had any breakfast dishes. The staff offered to make Dad and I an off-menu item, a croissant filled with egg, ham and cheese. They have all the ingredients, but since they don't have a grill, it would need to be made in the microwave.
It was delicious, and seems that it might be a nice addition to their offerings. I'll bet they would make it for anyone who asked, unless they were jammed.
We sat in warm wooden chairs among the flags and enjoyed a quiet breakfast, and Dad mentioned how nice it was to happen upon a place that was like the 'old days', when proprietors looked for ways to deliver what you wanted, whether usual or not.