George: What's in the big salad?
Jerry: Big lettuce. Big carrots. Tomatoes like volleyballs.
"The Big Salad" is one of my favorite episodes of Seinfeld. I know, I know... you're thinking "Why are we still using Seinfeld references"? That's because they never get old. Especially the really good ones. Anyways, this link was not able to be embedded but if you're not familiar with the joke or want a walk down memory lane (yes, Seinfeld is now memory lane...), here it is: THE BIG SALAD :30.
The Big Salad also happens to be one of my favorite meals. No summer meal is complete without a Big Salad with lots of stuff in it. During the 2009 recession, my NY girlfriends and I would have roof-top dinners with Trader Joe's pizzas and prosecco and one of us would always make a Big Salad.
So you can imagine my surprise when I discovered (Ok, The Kooples told me about...) the Big Salad at Café Crème.
My Big Salad of choice is their caesar salad because it arrives loaded with avocado, tomatoes, parmesan cheese, chicken and garlic croutons with a light dressing. The Big Salad, a fresh piece of baguette and a glass of rosé is a perfect afternoon lunch.
If you find yourself in the haute-Marais looking for a nice terrace (it gets fantastic afternoon sun), a traditional French brasserie lunch and might also want a Big Salad, Café Crème is the place for you. The service isn't amazing but the people are really nice and it's what you'd expect from a normal French cafe.
It's just sometimes a girl really, really needs her Big Salad.
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