Decadent flavors? Mais, oui!

At the heart of one of Carpe Diem's signature entrées, steak au poivre, is a round of thick filet mignon seared to a crusty exterior and crimson center. A ladle of rich cream-and-cognac pan sauce surrounds the filet while half-cracked peppercorns speckle the surface like buttons. The dish is so indulgent that I savored each bite slowly. The servers misconstrued my slow pace as defeat; one busser nearly lost a forearm after a premature attempt to clear the plate.

But no — even the leftover creamy sauce went to good use, sopped up by garlic mashed potatoes. The texture was velvety, like a starch version of chocolate mousse. It reminded me of a dish called aligot that I had tried in Southern France: melted cheese blended into mashed potatoes, creating an elastic consistency.

Indulge yourself with the filet mignon.
Candace West
Indulge yourself with the filet mignon.

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Cafe De France

110 E. Atlantic Ave.
Delray Beach, FL 33444

Category: Restaurant > Bistro

Region: Delray Beach

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Carpe Diem by Cafe de France, 110 E. Atlantic Ave. Delray Beach. Open 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Call 561-455-2140, or click here.

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No matter how full one might be, a dessert of profiterole — a hollow puff of pastry filled with ice cream — is a must. The ball of dough is completed with a sprinkling of chocolate sauce that gleams with an espresso sheen. Diners on their best behavior might deem the profiterole too decadent and choose a poached pear instead (though it's barely healthier). Despite my pear being poached to a point of overtenderness, the fruit absorbed all the sweet and robust red wine, which blended smoothly with a glimmering chocolate sauce.

After the last drop of chocolate faded from the silver serving dish and the champagne flute went dry, I felt the satisfaction that comes with a classic meal. I bet customers in the first Le Gloahec restaurants were just as pleased.

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Cougartay
Cougartay

This place is absolutely awful. Food is terrible the kitchen is loaded with rodents and filth, not to mention the owner sleeps with the waitresses with his wife working by his side. Terrible place, classless ownership. I wouldn't recommend this to anybody

naomiroyy
naomiroyy

France is a great country. It is an interesting article. I read more about Cafe de France. The main thing of hotel business is that you must have to good hotel staff.

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leroyandersonn
leroyandersonn

I do not understand what happened with the Carpe Diem. I think it is a good French Cafe. I love food so much. French food recipe is also my favourite food. 

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Mycafedefrance
Mycafedefrance

To Charlie Delray,

I m sorry for what's happen, and I agree, staffing is the harder things in this business, Specially when you open a new place.1.5 years and still didn't take any day off to always be on the restaurant and avoid mistake that anyways can happen in all business and everywhere.

BUT Cafe de France grow up very fast with a lot of repeat customer, that s the reason why we are expanding the restaurant.

I invite you to stop by and introduce yourself and ask for Olivier, or just try again you will have this time an amazing meal.

Thanks again

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gorgepeterson

It is so nice French restaurant. I do not know about its food. I like its interior design. It s looks so unique and attractive. Here I read about its food and I am totally mad on it.  usa online casino

Charlie Delray
Charlie Delray

Great line, kudos to the writer: "The servers misconstrued my slow pace as defeat; one busser nearly lost a forearm after a premature attempt to clear the plate."

Ken
Ken

It's june 2 already? What did I miss?

 
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