Petite Provence

Petite Provence

Quite the date spot is located at 4834 SE Division in Portland. The name of this beautiful French restaurant has one of the best set ups I have ever seen. When enter you can choose to sit and eat or go straight to the bakery counter and order a coffee and/or a pastry.

I did both… Mainly because a cute man offered to buy me lunch and I couldn’t refuse a free meal before my dessert.
My first dessert was the Chunky Monkey: an eight layered cake. Within the eight layers it contained chocolate, caramel, cream, and banana flavors, with a possible hint of cream cheese. The chocolate overwhelmed the dessert for me.

Again, I love chocolate, but when I get dessert with other flavors, I want to taste it all. The dense chocolate, although creamy and tasty, overpowered and ruined this dessert for me. It was simply too rich.

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Bonuses of this dessert were the caramel and banana creams (although they were over powered), the crunchy chocolate bottom layer that gave a crisp contrast in texture to the creams and cakes, and the slice of apricot on top of it all that added a hint of tang to the whole thing.

Over all, great experience. I would recommend Petite Provence to anyone looking for a good meal (or pastry and coffee) in Portland… Especially if a cute boy(or girl) offers to pay. They also have locations elsewhere in The Dalles, Lake Oswego, and on NE Alberta in Portland.

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