First of all, roxy333, you were not, in fact, at Gaulart et Maliclet. They don't serve Canadian Ham OR bacon OR hashbrowns there.\r
Gaulart et Maliclet is a perfect French bistro including the authentic French proprieter shouting as you walk in the door, ""How many are YOU??"" Fabulous!!!!! All of the food is delicious, and the atmosphere, well, that's more complicated, but in a good way.\r
This is a hot spot to visit before and after shows during Spoleto. Even if you have to wait to get in, it's worth it. They serve pate', imported cheeses, fresh fruit, fantastic French sandwiches, unique appetizers, and a lot more. My favoite sandwiches are the Croq Baguette (sliced ham or turkey with Dijon mustard, melted swiss and mozzarella cheese, and a crisp piece of green leaf lettuce), and the Ham and Brie croissant with homemade soup. Their homemade soups are amazing. Hot ones change on a daily basis, and they always have cold gazpacho soup (I would not eat any other gazpacho, ever) and cold cucumber soup with yogurt and dill!! :)\r
Salads are made with all fresh vegetables and green leaf lettuce (not an iceberg to be found, which is the way I like it.) All of their dressings are homemade and range from light and gingery to rich and mustardy. My favorite salad is the Bucheron: green leaf lettuce, peanuts and raisins, mushrooms, goat cheese, and sesame-lemon dressing. Incredible flavors that are perfect together. The perfect bite has a little of each ingredient, including some sesame seeds from the dressing.\r
The owners are artists and frequently attract other artistic-types to work there, giving the place an interesting air of constant creativity. There is an excellent but reasonable selection of French wines. One more thing, the bread is made daily at a local French bakery. YUMMY!!!
Pros: Quick food on your way to work, food available in bulk for parties. Catering