|Amazing coworkers sending me off right!|
Such a great place, made even greater following a visit from the owner Marie-Claude this morning! She is an impressive woman and pulled up a chair to chat with us this morning. Last summer she debuted on 'Chopped' and kicked butt, winning the competition and a whopping $10,000 that we hope she is using to open a 2nd restaurant, fingers crossed, in the Cambridge area!!
Marie-Claude had been regaling us with stories from her Chopped Competition taping - about how she messed up the 2nd round, how weird some of the ingredients were to put together, about being confident after getting positive comments in the 1st round, and her choice to go for crepes in the dessert round. So fun to hear her talk about the behind-the-scenes of the competition taping and then she sent me out a side of the sauce she made on Chopped to try with my yucca dish. Gotta love having connections with the restaurant's owner!
As I mentioned above, we were also treated to some desserts to share - and they weren't even the usual desserts on the menu, even better! One was a rum soaked sort of sponge cake with lots of fresh fruit and the other were these sort of petit-fours sort of cookie/cakes with fresh berries, mint and an orangey sort of sauce drizzled on top. Both were delicious and moist and topped with beautiful edible flowers.
Teranga on Washington St. any time of the day - for lunch, dinner, weekend brunch, and you won't be disappointed! Just in case it's of interest - they also have a catering portion of their business, apparently in much more demand after we started using them at a couple of African events at Harvard!
Probably worth noting they don't take reservations and the place is small, so pick your timing wisely!