Thursday, April 24, 2014

Morgantown Edition: Meadow Mountain Catering Cafe

Meadow Mountain Catering Cafe
I heard about the catering company Meadow Mountain opening up a little cafe. Then, I met the owner at a networking event. Between hearing good things and meeting the woman, I couldn't wait to try it out. The problem is they're only open Tuesday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. And they're up on Greenbag Road (I do love that parking isn't an issue). It's not far from work, but it still requires some coordination and planning.

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I'm glad I convinced Tony to go with me, because it's one of the better meals I've had in Morgantown in some time.

The outside is nondescript, and the inside is simple with some black and white paisley tablecloths, a few photos on the back wall and a display with pots and pans. It's small with only three tables separated by some rolling shelving units and the kitchen is on the other side.

Meadow Mountain Catering CafeEach day, they post specials on their website. They also had them printed out. I ordered the French BLT, which was bacon, brie cheese, lettuce, tomato and their "secret sauce" on a French baguette. I also got a cup of soup, which was potato cheddar all for under $10, plus water. Tony went with the ham and swiss with mustard on French bread. The lunch items are lighter - crepes, sandwiches, salads, soups.

It was just the owner, Terry, cooking for us and managing the whole operation. The great thing was, the whole time, I just felt like I was in my grandmother's kitchen. Terry is super conversational and makes sure you're taken care of. You can tell this is something she enjoys doing.

Tony enjoyed his sandwich, which looked great. And my sandwich was fantastic.

Meadow Mountain Catering Cafe
The ingredients were fresh, the french bread was grilled and buttered perfectly, bacon crisp, and tons of oozing brie cheese. They aren't greedy with toppings, either. Mine was piled high. I had to unhinge my jaw a bit to be able to eat it, but that's a good problem to have.

The soup - thick, creamy, delicious.

And, she brought us these almond bars at the end of our meal. Very simply, lightly sweet and crunchy. Perfect ending to the meal.

Meadow Mountain Catering Cafe
So, sure, Terry may have won me over during our brief encounter at the networking event. She's sweet and inviting. But visiting the cafe really made me a believer. I love that it's this simple, but elegant, idea with warm hospitality. The food was all really delicious (wouldn't it be awkward if it wasn't?), and at a great price.

Meet Terry. Get treated like you're part of the family. Fill you belly with some light, delicious food.

Grade: A
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