Kale for brunch! Kale for brunch! It will be possible to have kale for brunch!
Not sure how many of you “do” le brunch in Paris, but now we have another reason to head to Coutume Café.
I’m excited to share the news that Emperor Norton who currently cook brunch for Coutume Cafe, are The Kale Project’s second restaurant supporter. [Cue the big smile on my face right now].
I like Coutume for a few reasons. The first being it’s located in the 7th arrondissement near my French school. It’s a spot where I frequently ate lunch after class before I felt comfortable ordering in French at a French café. It was warm and cozy inside as the weather settled into autumn Paris grey. It was where I had my first friend-date with a woman who is my best friend in Paris. I like their bread, their coffee and their breakfast burrito.
Coutume Café & Emperor Norton were both on my restaurant “wish list” back in May and with the powers of the digital/social media world, Emperor Norton found The Kale Project and left me a supportive and kale-enthusiastic note. Like me, Emperor Norton has done a lot of searching and research about the lack of kale in France and like me, have imported it back from all neighbor countries that grow the vegetable. We met and after a few wine bar rendezvous, laughs and gushing about our love for kale, Emperor Norton was in and as the chefs of Coutume’s brunch, I had two more restaurants moved from wish list to reality.
Emperor Norton creates an innovative menu each weekend, many times inspired by cultural events (for example, they did a Jubilee menu for the Queen’s Diamond celebration). And I can’t wait for kale to become a part of it!
Doesn’t that cappuccino from Coutume just look like a little kale leaf? See? It was meant to be!