One of my favorite things in the world is the Tomato Basil Soupe at la Madeleine French Bakery. I love walking into la Madeleine for a lunch with a friend, sitting by the warm fire, and enjoying a cup of soup along with a salad or quiche (sometimes I even get the Chicken Friand or Spinache Pochette, which are both equally amazing). Of course, you wouldn’t want to leave la Madeleine without trying something from their amazing bakery either.
Recently I learned that their famous Tomato Basil Soupe was created when someone made an inventory mistake. They were supposed to order just 1 case of Roma tomatoes, but instead ordered 10 cases. Of course, not wanting them to spoil the first executive chef at la Madeleine (Remy Schaal) created what would become on of their top selling items.
Whatever the story, or however it came to be, I am just so glad that the Tomato Basil Soupe was created.