During the month of June, Customs celebrates the French culture by featuring a variety of French inspired dishes.
We recently tried the Quiche Lorraine: Flaky pie crust filled with eggs, Swiss cheese, bacon bits and spices baked to a creamy, savory perfection. Served with a “tres Francais” carrot salad, fresh grapes and French bread.
This month they are also featuring a crowd pleasing French onion soup, a Monte' Cristo sandwich and a Roasted Pear Tart for dessert.
Media Night 2018 at Customs allowed us to sample a variety of cuisines along with beverage pairings all in one night. Owners, Chef Craig Cassiday & Teresa White graciously hosted a group of food writers from the metro area. Everyone was greeted with a glass of Prosecco.
Finally, paired with a glass of Baron & Gustier Vouvray, was the incredible French inspired Roasted Pear Tart: Flavored with almond, pear, apricot, and butter…these individual tarts are addictive so order two! They have a crisp sugar pastry base spread with frangipane and topped with a roasted pear half then sealed with apricot glaze. In other words..... it's darn good! You definitely won't leave one morsel of this tart on the plate.
Customs Cafe is the 2018 recipient of the Shelby County Small Business of The Year award. Stop by to congratulate them soon. Don't forget to ask for your passport!
Their cafe also doubles as an event venue for receptions, meetings and more!
1845 Montgomery Hwy, Hoover, AL 35244
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