after going on a morning hike with jean, we went for an early lunch at star cafe in montrose. it's actually the sister restaurant to black cow cafe which i've gone to many times. however, i had never visited star cafe.
we sat outside enjoying the beautiful california weather. they have a great variety of choices on their menu. on their specials, they potato leek soup for the day. hm.. something to warm my tummy. as i perused the sandwich section, my eyes quickly darted to the eggplant parmesan sandwich-mesquite grilled japanese eggplant sauteed with bermuda onions, marinara sauce, mozzarella & fontina cheese served out their house focaccia bread.
(excuse the photo. i didn't have my camera with me, so this photo was taken with my blackberry. not the best quality, but i had to take a photo to share.)
the potato leek soup was so delicious! i could definitely tell what makes it good.. cream and butter! i loved it b/c it wasn't too salty. it was just right.
the sandwich was amazing! the bread is nice and soft with hints of herbs on top. i love eggplant b/c it's a hearty vegetable. i enjoyed every bite!
i will definitely have to return and try other things on their menu.
if you're in the glendale/montrose area, stop by star cafe. you won't be disappointed.