Croissant & Company
If you've ever been to the Elsinore or one of the other restaurants along that same section of High Street, you've no doubt passed by Croissant & Co. once or twice. It occupies a primo corner location, with big windows and blue and white checked curtains. It's an order-at-the-counter deli, with a display case of pastries and another case full of deli salads. Overall it offers a tidy, inviting atmosphere for its customers.
And if you're one of those loyal customers we saw during our lunch visit to Croissant & Co., I'll wager you could tell N and I your favorite menu items. Minus that input, the two of us chose what sounded good (not counting those cinnamon rolls in the dessert case). The chicken salad on greens sounded good to me. I was eager to see what good things C&C included with theirs. N decided on one of their "Signature Sandwiches"-- meatloaf on a cheese hoagie.
Before I begin: I'm curious, what are your favorite chicken salad add-ins? Apple? Pecans? Craisins? Tarragon? Red onion? Mmm, I imagine we could come up with a mouth watering list. So imagine my disappointment when this chicken salad was lacking any flavor. I did find 3 raisins and I was glad to see a bed of romaine, but even the chicken was flavorless.
As I ate my lunch, I peered jealously at N's cheese hoagy trying to get a peek at the meatloaf. Huh, where was it? I could see lettuce and cheese. "How's that sandwich?", I inquired. Ah, I know that look. (sigh) His lunch is a disappointment, too. He said there was so little meatloaf, there was no way it could compete with the bread, and what meatloaf there was had little flavor.
I hope your experiences have been better than ours. Not sure when I'll be ready to give them another try.
190 High Street SE
Monday through Friday: 6:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.
Saturday: 8:00 A.M. - 2:00 P.M.
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