PDM or Pain Du Monde is quite scrumptious. I have grown up visiting Pain Du Monde at Fashion Island. My auntie Marguerite works there. Some of my fondest memories growing up were driving home from school and pulling up to the house to see a box sitting outside the door filled with treats. Specifically the chocolate chip cookies, cinnamon twists and chocolate chip pecan cookies. They are all amazing. I absolutely love them so much still to this day! And Marguerite for dropping them off 🙂
Anyways, recently Pain Du Monde received a gorgeous makeover and moved to a stand-alone store in Fashion Island. And the menu grew. I absolutely love to come here for lunch. It is so delicious. The salads have so much going on. But it's not overwhelming. Everything is so fresh. You can taste it in each bite. Which makes it that much better. I usually always order the Mediterranean Salad but this time I shared that salad and the Seasonal Salad. Both equally delicious. And to top of the salad, it is garnished with a mini chocolate chip cookie. Now, for the average person that is the perfect ending to a meal. But me my friend, I am not average. I need more than a mini version of the chocolate chip cookie. I need the regular large and in charge size cookie. I NEED the Cinnamon Twist with hard pieces of cinnamon sugar at the bottom of the twist. And a meal would not be complete without a Fruit Tart. And PDM gives their Fruit Tart a little something extra by having a layer of chocolate in between the tart and custard. Hello AMAAZING!
PDM has four locations Fashion Island, Dana Point, Newport Beach and Corona Del Mar. www.pdmcafe.com Next time you need a fabulous fresh fantastic lunch or bite to eat stop by PDM. You will not be disappointed.
Below are some pictures I snapped with my phone, so they are not the best quality!! Hopefully soon I will have the new i-phone!! 🙂 🙂
Chocolate Chip Cookie