Sunday, March 4, 2012

Asian Month #4: The Cafe

The Cafe
221 W. Broad St.
Bethlehem, PA  18018
Mon-Fri 11-2  5-8  Sat. 5-8 Closed Sun-Mon

This week's feature offers a "Euro-Asian" (Thai-French) cuisine in a historic, Victorian Bethlehem home.  Perfect for a lunch date or a private dinner party, there are 2 floors of converted dining rooms, giving you a touch of that "homey" feel.

The cuisine is quite impressive and unexpectedly modern in spite of its vintage decor.  Choosing to try their version of a traditional Thai dish, I ordered the Pad Thai Basil.  It was quite enjoyable with a generous blend of vegetables mixed in with the classic noodles and shrimp.  All dinner entrees come with a side salad--including one with a signature peanut dressing.  Their fresh bread was also a nice touch.
Besides the quiet, private atmosphere and delicious dinner, a highlight was their dessert.  Since The Cafe' originally opened as a French Pastry shop, they are well-known for their sweet endings.  We enjoyed a chocolate hazelnut cake layered with raspberry preserves and a chocolate ganache icing.

One final aspect that sets it apart are its stories of friendly ghost sightings.  Assuredly I can tell you we had no uninvited dinner guests--so hopefully that won't scare you away from trying this local fusion treasure!
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