Monet's is an itty bitty culinary gem.
My girlfriends celebrate at least one birthday a year with a trip to a special place to eat. Though we do not officially feel we are "foodies", we DO love food, and have been known to get up at 4 a.m. and drive 3 hours from home to devour it.
Exeter, California is a small Central Valley town known for its murals, which depict the agricultural influences of the region. It also boasts some darling antique stores.
First, do NOT come to Monet's if you plan on "scarfing and running" as Americans tend to do, especially during lunch.
This restaurant/cafe is rumored to be owned and run by a frenchman.
And the french linger over their meals, relishing every bite and swallow.
The entire establishment MAYBE seats 25...maybe.
Sit. Look. Savor.
The water was infused with cucumber and cantaloupe.
If you have been to France, the menu will not disappoint you!
For the freshness of the food and the complexity of some of the dishes, I felt the food was reasonably priced. The entrees ranged from $15-$20. Our cheese plate was $19, and desserts were about $8.
It was worth every cent.
Try the lavender cheesecake...and then buy a piece to take home, and relive your Parisian experience, once again.