Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Good Eats: Marche, Eugene, Oregon
Marche In the Fifth Street Public Market, (541) 342-3612. B-L-D daily; $$. Featuring a French flair and a name that is the French word for market, this popular spot features a sophisticated decor and some spacious booths inside as well as courtyard dining outside. The locally sourced menu changes with the season. Summer might see a very French salade Nicoise made with fresh albacore tuna and aioli and perhaps a delicious “Almond Financier” prepared with a roasted fresh peach or roasted figs with thyme honey. It always features individual pizzettas and a delicious house burger with blue cheese and pommes frites, as well as oysters and mussels, a soufflé, and steak frites. Cocktails, wine, and beer are available along with a simple and unsweetened house watermelon soda and lavender lemonade.
image c2012 Carole Terwilliger Meyers