Abq Dish

September 2008

"You don't have to travel all the way to France"


To taste a fresh, Buttery croissant - not when La Quiche Parisienne Bistro just downtown, Bruno Barachin and Sabine Pasco, the husband and wife owners running the tiny cafe, moved here from France, and they have a secret when it comes to creating delicious fare.

To ensure that everything at La Quiche is made from scratch, Barachin arrives to start cooking at 2am every morning. "You can't com in at 6am when you make everything from scratch," Pasco says. Put your diets on hold when you visit La Quiche; everything is made with butter and whole cream, there' is no margarine or "skim" here. "We have pure butter croissants and they're even better than in France - they' are bad!" Pasco says with a laugh. She recommends the Almond Croissant or Almond Chocolate Croissant (around $3) made with almond cream and imported chocolate.

Those in need of a more savory meal can choose between to quiches filled with everything from salmon and and asparagus; ham, bacon, and cheese; zucchini, pesto, and tomato; and more (around $9). Or choose from eleven different sandwiches all made on fresh, homemade bread (around $9). Stop inside this quaint French Bistro in downtown Albuquerque and said hello to Barachin and Pasco as they whip up something magnifique.