I can remember lunching at Neiman Marcus with my children as little girls, then young ladies, and now as adults. We still love to go for lunch with my mom whether at the Westfield Topanga
mall or shopping in Beverly Hills. Today we had the pleasure of lunching and finding the perfect LBD (little black dress) that I am actually going to wear to three upcoming events! If you see me Saturday or Saturday night, please be cool
and pretend you didn't; should you espy me Sunday night! I spent a lot of dough on this little number and I'm amortizing it over time. That's my story, and I'm sticking to it. Anyway, back to The Cafe at Neiman Marcus. I just love this restaurant
and always start off with a glass of fresh lemonade ($4). But don't be shy. I wouldn't have been either if I wasn't driving today! The wine list is great and by-the-glass availability is no small potatoes. I love the Laguna Ranch Vineyards
Chardonnay ($15) or the Stag's Leap Karia ($18). For reds the William Hill Estate Cabernet Sauvignon ($14) is an excellent choice. Specialty cocktails are just that...special. The Bellini Brunch Cocktail ($12) and the NM Mimosa ($11) are two of my favorites!
Enjoy the mini teacup of chicken broth. You'll be carried back to your nana's kitchen. The taste and smell are like no other. No one, and I mean no one can make broth like this. (Tip: I always order a big cup as well.) For a starter, try the Truffle Parmesan
French Fries. ($8). Truffle oil, chopped parsley, and grated parmesan top crunchy, piping hot french fries served in a paper cone. Accompanied by two dipping sauces (ketchup and ranch dressing), these potatoes will be gone in no time! NM makes a deeply rich,
flavorful Tortilla Soup ($6.50/$10) that we frequently enjoy. Chicken, Mexican cheese and crispy tortillas are combined to make one tasty soup that's pretty filling. My favorite sandwich is the Caesar Turkey Wrap ($16). House roasted turkey, avocado, bacon,
lettuce, tomato, parmesan, and caesar dressing are all rolled into a huge flour tortilla and served with seasonal fruit on the side. Sometimes, when we are feeling really decadent, we have the Lobster Salad BLT ($28). Applewood smoked bacon, avocado, lemon
aioli, and lobster salad are piled high on a fresh brioche bun. I. Love. It! Don't forget the Little Shopper's Menu too.(kids 12 and under ($10). So come on, bring your kids, and let the memories begin. Neiman Marcus Cafe 6550 Topanga Canyon
Blvd. Canoga Park (818) 316-7014 Hours M-F: 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. Sat. 10:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m. Sun. 12:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.
Recommended Dishes: Chicken Broth, Popovers, Lobster Salad BLT, Truffle Fries, Caesar Turkey Wrap, Tortilla Soup.