Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Sucre Sale Cafe

One of the best things about living in Cuenca is discovering new places to eat. One such find happened on Saturday. We had passed by Sucre Sale Café many times during our trips to Parque Calderon and said, “We need to have lunch there!” On Saturday, we enjoyed "almuerzo" with a friend who was visiting Cuenca for a few days.
I’ve been to Paris several times and always fell in love with the food (noticed by my bathroom scales when I returned to the States!). If you like crepes, you will appreciate what Thomas Bacle (owner and chef) can create.

My hubby had chocolate crepes and I had the best Quiche Lorraine I've ever tasted. I found myself “licking” the plate and begged for seconds. Of course, I also helped myself to Mark’s chocolate crepes while he guarded the other half of his plate with a fork and knife!

If that wasn’t enough, we shared another dessert—“ Moelleux au chocolat." How can I describe a baby volcano gushing with warm chocolate? It was deceiving—at first glance— because it looked so innocent; a little round cake served with three apple slices on the side. With one touch of the fork, the warm chocolate "exploded" and mixed with the vanilla sauce. To say that it was amazing would be an understatement. I’m not sure how Chef Bacle pulled it off, but it was absolutely incredible. Mark and I had a fork fight—trying to keep one another from taking the last bite!

The best part was the bill! With Quiche Lorraine, salad, crepes, Moelleux au chocolat and two drinks, our total came to less than $9.00. It wasn’t just the great food, it was the ambiance. I felt for a moment that I was back in Paris, but speaking Spanish instead of French!

The owners of Sucre Sale Café will welcome you with the best that France has to offer while you’re in Cuenca!

Until next time….Bienvenue!

Sucre Sale Café
Luis Cordero 8-74 y Sucre
Cuenca, Ecuador

P.S. Sucre Sale Cafe is also pet friendly! We bring Mocha along in his sporty dog carrier. While he enjoys his bone, we munch on our lunch.


Brian & Shelley; Fred & Sigred; Bossy & Selfish said...

Tried to comment on last blog - but it just wouldn't work.

We're so glad to hear Mocha is back in your life! Enjoy!

Karen Kimbler said...

Oh Wow, sounds like a place to go soon. Glad you posted it!
I request photos of Mocha in her new rig!

Connie Pombo said...

Thanks, Brian and Shelley. We'll have to set up some play dates. Might have to get Mocha fixed first (he likes the ladies!). ;o)

Karen, you bet...I've got pictures of the "floating castle." Mocha loves all the attention when we carry him along. Maybe we should have named him "Jamon." ;-)

Laura Loveland said...

My husband and I discovered your wonderful blog while in the process of planning a return stay in Cuenca after a sixteen year absence. We thoroughly enjoy your writing and tales of your expat life. I am also so happy to hear that Mocha is back in your lives! I could not find any mention of his return since reading Paradis Lost! in September. Que paso? Muchas gracias, Laura in Mexico

Connie Pombo said...

Thanks, Laura! Yes, we do have Mocha back and I will write about the "return" of our baby very soon. It's a wonderful story and one that needs to be shared. Un abrazo fuerte!

Tracy Ruckman said...

Ahhh - I love the color change. The white on black was hard to read.

You've been in my prayers - I love following your adventures.

Connie Pombo said...

Thanks, Tracy! Yes, I got a few comments on my blog being hard to read so I changed the cover! Hope you are doing well. Blessings to you! Un abrazo fuerte!

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