Where and What to Eat

One Great Plate: Croque Monsieur/Madame

One Great Plate: Croque Monsieur/Madame

This little Frenchy grilled ham and cheese sandwich is EVERYWHERE these days. Though it originated in French taverns as a quick snack, locally you’ll find it mostly on brunch menus. The high-falutin sounding name can be translated to Mr. Crunchy, and it becomes a Madame or Ms. Crunchy only when an egg is added on top. Type of cheese used can really be anything, but traditionally you’ll find Emmental or Gruyere along with a b├ęchamel sauce, making it taste like a sturdy little fondue. Try The Kenwood’s version at your leisure as they have brunch every day, sometimes you can pick up a Monsieur from the deli at Surdyk’s, and late-night noshers will happily find both genders at Barbette after 10pm (as well as weekend brunch).

The Kenwood Restaurant
2115 W. 21st St.
Mpls., MN 55405

303 East Hennepin Ave.
Mpls., MN 55414

1600 W. Lake St.
Mpls., MN 55408