A lot of people ask us what are favorite spot in Dallas is, or what our favorite restaurant is. The answer is quickly becoming the Harwood District, and specifically, Mercat Bistro. I think anyone who has been to both Mercat and Paris will say the tiny bistro tucked away in the Harwood District makes you feel like you’re dining on the side of a quaint Parisian street.
Mercat is quintessentially chic, which made it the perfect spot for October’s Dallas Blogger Brunch, hosted by Rhonda of The Skinny Arm. Eight local bloggers got together one Saturday morning, and even though it was rainy and humid, the beautiful florals from The Backyard Bouquet, the delicious pastries, and the company completely made up for the less-than-desirable weather.
Aside from what our favorite restaurant is, people frequently ask us what our favorite part about blogging is. While we do have the opportunity to eat things and go places we normally wouldn’t, our favorite part has by far the people we’ve met and the connections we’ve made. I’ve never felt more inspired or more supported than when I’m with other bloggers, and that Saturday was no exception. The ladies we met were genuine, talented, and overall, just pleasant to be around – and the food wasn’t bad, either. (extra plus of dining with other bloggers: no one judges you when you take your food outside to photograph it in natural light)
Speaking of the food, we’ve dined at Mercat a few times, and we’ve never been disappointed. I opted for the spinach and mushroom quiche, and Lexi ordered the classic French omelet. The quiche was hands down our favorite – it was definitely one of the best quiches I’ve ever had. It was perfectly cooked, and even though it was about 5″ tall, the inside was light and airy, and the crust buttery and flakey. There was a side salad, but honestly, it was an after thought sitting next to the quiche. The other dishes ordered at our table were: strawberry and mascarpone crepes, seafood benedict and croque-madame. It all looked divine, but I’m not sure I’ll be able to steer away from the quiche now that I’ve had it.
If you haven’t been to Mercat, or the Harwood District in general, I highly recommend it, and if you need someone to go with, you know who to call.
xo – kels
Thank you to Rhonda for hosting Dallas Blogger Brunch, and thank you to Mercat for graciously paying for our meal.