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"This place," he said solemnly, "is very emotionally satisfying. Very sexy and romantic. The question is this: What am I doing here with you?"
I laughed and proposed a toast to our new restaurant discovery with my coffee. It couldn't be anything much stronger: Café Des Amis is serving only French wine and beer -- and some potent espresso -- until it receives its liquor license later this summer. By that time, the restaurant's outdoor deck, shaded with big, old trees, should be filled with diners eager to have their "torch of love" ignited by the fare from Emmanuel Langlade's kitchen.
Contact Charles Ferruzza at 816-218-6925 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Café Des Amis 112 1/2 Main St., Parkville, Mo., 816-587-6767
Hours: Wed.-Sat. 11:30-2:30; Thurs.-Sun., 5-9:30 p.m.
FOOD: Four Stars
SERVICE: Three Stars
ATMOSPHERE: Four Stars
OVERALL: Four Stars