COPPELL, TX - Whenever I happen to be driving by a La Madeleine, I try to stop in and enjoy another one of Texas’ popular chain restaurants that are not yet located in New York. La Madeleine’s founder opened his first bakery on Mockingbird Lane in Dallas and as with many of Texas’ first great restaurants, the chain has expanded to more than 60 locations throughout Texas, Louisiana, and Washington D.C.
La Madeleine has the feel of a café and neighborhood gathering place that specializes in classic French country fare. They offer healthy salads and soups along with rich pastas and pastries. Unfortunately, they don’t supply all of their nutritional information to the public yet but they do offer la Cuisine Vitale which features healthy low fat and low carb options.
Today while in Coppell we went in for a light lunch. Kevin had the Croque Monsieur; a classic French ham sandwich accented with cream sauce and Swiss cheese, baked to a golden brown. It arrived perfectly crispy on the outside and creamy on the inside, accompanied on the side was the Tomato Basil Pesto Pasta Salad. I had my usual French onion soup and small Ceasar salad; not as exciting as Kevin’s lunch but still delicious and filling.