Thursday, October 9, 2014

A Moment with the Artiste

Some days you just need a little time in an oasis. Some days you crave food with soul. On days like those, I am grateful for a place like Coffee, Tea and Tulips in Mission Viejo, where the chef known as The Artiste, Michael Samawi and his gracious wife, Lina, provide food and hospitality like no other.



A pot of tea, a divine scone with preserves and cream, and a plate of tea sandweeches that are unforgettable . This time around I opted for the Mediterranean Veg that assembles flavors and textures that I literally dream about for days afterward. (What is this creamy, feta sauce magnificence beneath the cucumbers??? Sheer Genius!)

A quick chat, a sneak peek at the updated menu, that literally left my mouth watering, and an extra sachet of Midnight in Paris tea to enjoy at home, and I am refreshed and ready to get back to the real world.

All you who are hungry and weary, find your way to Coffee, Tea and Tulips, and let Michael and Lina do the rest.

Coffee, Tea and Tulips
25280 Marguerite Pkwy, Mission Viejo, CA 92692
(949) 587-9988
Hours: Wed - Sun 9 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.