On Mother’s Day I helped host a baby shower for a very special friend and mother-to-be. Our theme was “Paris” inspired so, we chose food and decor to create a modern bistro feel.
Creating the menu was- as you can probably guess- my favorite part. Discovering Le Caprice bakery in Columbia Heights, DC was icing on the cake.
If DC lacks anything, it’s good bakeries with reasonable prices. Since opening last January, Le Caprice seems to be filling the void. At 9am on a Sunday, nearly every patio table was occupied by a newspaper reader with a pastry and a coffee. The line at the register was six deep and the air smelled like butter and sugar. Not a bad way to spend a weekend morning. I’ll add that the service was quick and friendly and I got out of the door with my order in less than five minutes.
We kept the party menu light and simple. For the main course, we served grilled croque monsieur on baguette, a mixed greens salad, brie with fruit, and croissants. The baguettes and croissants came from Le Caprice.
To drink, we served a champagne and St. Germaine cocktail with lemon twist, and Perrier with lime.
For dessert (ah, dessert)- chocolate éclairs and cream puffs provided by Le Caprice.
It was a lovely afternoon of laughter, friendship, good food and lots of gifts for baby!
Congratulations to the new parents!
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