My colleagues and I decided to have a celebratory lunch at Cafe Joelle during the winter, so we headed down to Sayville, snagged a parking spot in the back of the restaurant and were seated right away. We each started our meals with the Pumpkin Soup. It was creamy, warm and hearty. I could taste the hint of cinnamon and nutmeg in this festive starter. All of us enjoyed it.
For my lunch, I decided on the Grilled Chicken Bruschetta with Salad and Creamy Balsamic Dressing. The entire portion was perfectly sized for lunch because it was a light option, but it had great flavor. It was like an open-faced sandwich that I ate with a knife and fork. The zesty bruschetta mixed very well with the crustiness of the bread and the addition of chicken and mozzarella. This may be a great idea for a meal to replicate at home.
Of course, we had to have dessert and at Cafe Joelle, there is no other option than the Chocolate Bag. I don’t even know what else is on the menu. It is a thick chocolate shell filled with fluffy white chocolate mousse and berries. A few dollops of whipped cream sit on the side ready for you to scrape it up with pieces of chocolate and berries. The photo below doesn’t really do it justice. It looks like a pile of mush because we just couldn’t wait to dig in. We know how delicious and sinful it really is.
Eating at Cafe Joelle is never a disappointment and you should consider bringing your significant other with you. It can also be pretty romantic.
Cafe Joelle, 25 Main Street, Sayville, N.Y., 631.589.4600