Café Parvis is a true hidden gem, it is nestled behind St-James church on rue Mayor, a dark and almost deserted street. It is a great spot to share food with friends during lunchtime or order food for take-out. The menu consists mainly of salads and pizzas. The salads come in 3 formats which is ideal for either sharing or having it as a side. The pizzas are not the traditional toppings found in a typical pizzeria. Every salad and pizza on their menu sounded interesting, we definitely had a hard time choosing what to order.
We had the beet-walnut quinoa topped with a scoop of smooth goat cheese. The quinoa was nice and fluffy served with large earthy chunks of red and yellow beets, walnuts for added texture, tarragon vinaigrette for freshness and goat cheese to bring all the components together. A well-though-out salad!
We also shared a thinly crisp pizza topped with a pungent flavoured blue cheese, sweetened caramelized pears, salty prosciutto and peppery arugula. A dish with lots of flavour contrast is undeniably delicious.
I will definitely go back to Café Parvis and try out their other mouthwatering dishes such the marinated mushrooms topped with poached egg and the Vietnamese fried tofu salad. Also, the braised pork with wild mushrooms mixed with ricotta sounds like comforting combo.
|Red and Yellow Beets, Quinoa, Goat Cheese, Walnuts and Tarragon Vinaigrette|
|Prosciutto, Caramelized Pears, Arugula, and Blue Cheese|
433 rue Mayor