Fall weather is upon us. There is a crisp chill in the air in the mornings. I love this season. I love it when the world starts to cool off; we snuggle inside and enjoy the flavors of rich soups. I do love soups.
Utah Dad and I decided to take Molly and go to lunch yesterday. We never do this since the closest restaurants are at least 10 miles away from home. But the day was sunny, the kids were in school and Utah Dad had a little break in the middle of his work day.
We were surprised when we arrived at Cafe Zupas and it took us awhile to find a parking spot way at the back of the lot. The line of patrons stretched out the door and down the sidewalk. With trepidation and a bit of wonder, we joined the line. While we waited, we had time to peruse the menu so that when we arrived at the counter (the line moved along at a nice pace) we were ready with our order.
Utah Dad always panics when he orders food at a restaurant. Too many choices! He is often disappointed by what he chooses. He decided to trust my skill at ordering. We both ordered the Turkey, Bacon, Avocado sandwich on Panini bread.
I ordered a cup of the Lobster Bisque for myself and a cup of the Thai Lobster Curry Soup for Utah Dad. Molly got the kids meal--a grilled cheese sandwich and her choice of Tomato Basil Soup.
As we moved down the line, I just couldn't help adding the Salted Caramel Creme Brulee to our tray. The dining area was crowded but we found a booth near the window and settled in to enjoy our lunch.
The sandwich was perfect. I especially liked that the avocado was smooshed up and smoothed over the sandwich so that every bite had its deliciousness.
I've had the Lobster Bisque at Cafe Zupas before so I knew what to expect and that I would love it. While Utah Dad enjoyed the unique flavor of the Thai Lobster Curry, it had a bit too much kick for him. We ended up trading soups and I was delighted by the Lobster Curry. Absolutely delicious.
Molly thoroughly enjoyed her food and loved the soup. She allowed me a taste and the Tomato Basil was just right.
The complimentary chocolate covered strawberries were a nice touch. Utah Dad and I shared the creme brulee though I swear he took more than his share.
With the cold weather here to stay, I'm sure I will be visiting Cafe Zupas more frequently. I'm anxious to try their New England Clam Chowder and Shrimp and Sausage Gumbo.
Cafe Zupas serves soup, sandwiches and salads at several locations in Utah, Nevada and Arizona.
**I was treated to lunch in exchange for my honest review. No other compensation was received. All opinions are my own.**