Thursday was Lyna's birthday, and because we had a long weekend ahead, we decided to celebrate it over the weekend. The first stop involved trying out a new spot for brunch: Mercat Bistro.
Situated in the Hardwood district in the heart of Dallas, Mercat Bistro serves mainly French food in a charming environment. The bistro is hidden from the onlookers with its beautiful outside seating and climbing plants surrounding the patio, which gives the place a very intimate feel. I was really impressed by how neat and welcoming the place was.

This summer, Mercat Bistro has been hosting a Summer Daytime Soirée, with a guest artist to animate the brunch hour. Saturday, we had the pleasure to listen to Margaret Farris and Paul Paredes of THE FEELS play some of their tunes. The place was packed (despite what the photos look like), and the overall mood was right: reminded me of the party Andrea Sachs attended at James Holt's loft with synthetic music in the background (yes, I am unapologetically referring to the iconic Devil Wears Prada movie). The service was on par, too. Our server, Ichelle was very helpful, suggesting the best items on the menu for their value.

We kicked off the birthday celebrations with a carafe of mimosas, followed by an order of their fabulous Strawberry & Mascarpone Crêpe. The crêpe was light and not too sweet, just as I like it. It was filled with a whip cream mixed with a strawberry  coulis, and garnished with freshly whipped poppy seed mascarpone cheese and freshly cut strawberries. It was light and delicious. 

Once this sweet appetizer gone, I ordered their Quiche Lorraine, Lyna ordered the French Omelet, and TK a Seafood Benedict with Crab Meat. We had another caraffe of the mimosa and spent a good time talking, listening to music and enjoying the food. The Quiche Lorraine was perfectly cooked in my books; the crust was not overwhelming, the bacon was tasty, and the overall quiche was light. Of course, two slices of the quiche were a tad too much for my stomach, but just right if someone is really famished!

Overall, we left Mercat Bistro very pleased. I am looking forward to experience it over dinner soon. Another place to bookmark for a Dallas escapade!


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