Archive for October 29, 2007
I had the opportunity to visit Wilmington this Wednesday. I checked Chowhound for recs, but they all seemed to be about 15 minutes from where I was going. A co-worker asked a friend for a rec, and she suggested the Water Street Restaurant. I missed it while driving along Water Street, so I ended up at Le Catalan, a little French cafe.
Le Catalan is very well located – it’s on the Riverwalk overlooking the Cape Fear River. I was able to park across the street for free, so that was a bonus. I had the ham and cheese feuillete with a small side salad. I loooved the feuillete! Warm, flaky pastry with meat and cheese – how could that be bad? To me, a salad is generally a salad (unless it’s iceberg lettuce – ick!), so I don’t have much to say about that. I meant to avoid dessert, but the sweet server informed me that it’s not to be missed. I think I’m as much as mousse snob as I am a tiramisu snob. I liked it, but I didn’t think it was great. It was as rich as I think mousse should be, but I really didn’t like the consistency. It was kind of… well, chewy. I don’t like the kind that’s too fluffy or too pudding-like either. This mousse was close to being correct – I guess maybe it was overworked for my taste.
After lunch, I had time to walk around on the Riverwalk a bit. Then I drove around a tiny bit on my way out of town. I saw a bunch more cute restaurants, bakeries, and other places to grab a bite. I definitely hope to visit again sometime – maybe catch a filming of One Tree Hill (yeah, right).
More pics are here.