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A French Bakery in Tallahassee- you bet!

Au Peche Mignon is located in market square off Timberlane road. As you open the door the smell of baking bread, coffee and sugar greet you. They have a fantastic selection of pastries and a case of gourmet chocolates.

Jessi’s favorite- Petit Geteau L’Orange Light Meringue filled with Orange Cream.

I prefer the Salambo- an Éclair filled with Rum Custard

There are lots of choices so there should be something to satisfy anyones taste. The Cakes, Bread and croissants are excellent. And they make a very good espresso or Café au lait.

I think of this as a to go place- There are just a few tables inside and out front and they are usually filled.

1415 Timberlane Rd Ste 109 Tallahassee, FL 32312

(850) 668-5533

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Two trips in and I am happy to say there is finally good Thai food in Tallahassee!

Siam Sushi is right next to the Lake Ella Publix in the old Hopkins Eatery Location. Since the name is Siam SUSHI with “Authentic Thai” in small letters underneath, I was prepared to be underwhelmed. Met a buddy for lunch and decided to try the basics. Steamed Spring Rolls, Pad Thai and Thai Ice Tea. The Peanut dipping sauce for the spring rolls was the perfect peanut flavor without just tasting like watered down peanut butter. The Thai Ice tea was creamy and full bodied and the Pad Thai was right! It was fresh and the flavor was excellent.

I know the Miso Soup is not Thai but it was good!

Tonight I returned with Jessi. We started with a big bowl of Tom Kha- Creamy Coconut milk soup and Hiyashi Wakame- Cold seaweed salad marinated in sake. I know the Wakame is Japanease but it sounded great and it was a larger portion that you usually get in a Sushi restaurant- I could taste the Saki and there was a sprinkling of flying fish row on top.

The Soup exceeded our expectations-there were Thai mushrooms and real lemongrass in the bowl. Rich and creamy, it is the best we have had since coming back to Tallahassee. Jessi liked the fresh cilantro and chopped scallions on the top.

For dinner Jessi ordered an Ivory Roll, Chicken tempura, cream cheese, avocado, asparagus, wasabi lime mayo. It was big and very tasty- she was happy. I got the Basil fried rice with chicken- Oh my! The smell of fresh Basil was amazing. It was very well seasoned and is so beyond is description of fresh basil, onions, bell peppers and carrots.

Next time I’m trying the Panang curry!

http://siamsushi.com/

1700 North Monroe Street, Tallahassee - (850) 391-9021

Lunch- $10   Dinner $15 -$20

Dress is Business casual- The restaurant has a nicer atmosphere in the evenings.

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