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Nuvrei's Pearl District Cafe Finally Open to Public

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[Avila, 10/12/11]

Nuvrei Bakery is underground no more. After a lengthy buildout (plans for a proper cafe space had originally been announced in the spring of 2010), Nuvrei's brick-and-mortar cafe is officially open atop the underground bakery owned by Marius Pop. And in addition to the familiar macarons, croissants, and cookies that Nuvrei's been selling wholesale (and to those in-the-know about the hidden bakery), the cafe's menu has expanded greatly to include sandwiches and salads for the Pearl's lunch crowds.

Breakfast is served all day and features Nuvrei's house-made bagels, scones, and heartier options like vegetarian quiche with sun-dried tomato and ricotta; a "morning Croque Monsieur" with brioche, ham, and Swiss cheese; and a smoked-cheddar-and-salmon pretzel. But for lunch options, the opening menu reads as follows:

Hot sandwiches:
- Brat sausage on mauricette bread with fresh tomato & French brie
- French three-cheese on Nuvrei bread with bucheron, fontina and ricotta
- Croque Monsieur on brioche bread with Tails & Trotter's ham
- Chicken breast from Nicky Farms on Nuvrei bread with Nueske's bacon
- Ham from T&T's on Nuvrei bread with brie

Cold sandwiches:
- Avocado shrimp on croissant with apricot creme fraiche
- Turkey on mauricette bread with romaine, tomato, and fontina
- Smoked salmon on mauricette bread with English cucumber, and hard-boiled egg
- Tuna salad on brioche bun with french green beans, hard-boiled egg, and radish
- PBJ on brioche with raspberry preserve

Salads:
- Paris combo with roasted turket, Yukon potatos, comte cheese
- Caesar with parmesan reggiano and tarragon-roasted chicken breast
- Shrimp endive with avocado chunks, celery basil vinaigrette, and big leaf butter lettuce
- Nicoise with Spanish tuna, French green beans, Yukon potato, and hard-boiled egg
- Proscuitto endive with butter lettuce and walnut sherry vinaigrette
- Salad vert with field greens, frisee, fresh dill, and shallot vinaigrette

According to signage, the Nuvrei Patisserie & Cafe will be open Monday-Friday, 6:30am-4pm; Saturday & Sunday, 7am-4pm.
· Nuvrei [Official site]

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404 Northwest 10th Avenue, , OR 97209 (503) 972-1701 Visit Website

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