Tweet Me Right! Provence

I’ve really been wanting to post this for a few weeks, but I’ve been so busy I haven’t had time to write as much as I would like. Today I decided I could put it off no longer. Reason being, the holidays are upon us, and I want to spread the word about the wonderful holiday treats available at Provence!

For those of you that don’t know, Provence is a local artisan bread bakery that specializes in French-style breads, pastries and other scrumptious cafe fare. It’s a great place to meet friends for lunch or pick up an impressive dessert for a dinner party.

I’ve been following @ProvenceBreads on Twitter for quite some time, and knew from the conception of my “Tweet Me Right” feature that they would be one of the first Nashville businesses I would highlight. (If you haven’t been following along, click here to see what I’m talking about)

Here are just a few examples of why I love them:

1) Highlights Special Events and Happenings

Holiday sampling from 11am-2pm at Hillsboro Village location with Terry and head baker Keith. Come out and see us…

Tomorrow’s Fall Fest at Hillsboro Village store is shaping up beautifully! Follow this link for a PDF of event details

The Coffee Fête starts at 10:00a.m.with discounted coffee drinks, tastings, free cookies, and door prizes-come join us at Green Hills!

2) Discounts for Twitter followers!

Twitter promo…Green Hills store-buy a loaf of bread and get your large Intelligentsia coffee free. Please mention “friend of twitter”

Free toppings with Yummi Yo Yogurt purchase in Green Hills today. Regular Tart and today’s flavor is Lemon.

Sweet Tweet-lemon tartlette at Hillsboro and Green Hills free today when you mention Twitter-until they’re gone

3) Supportive of Other Local Businesses – Our friends the Delvins have the best organic sweet potatos-today is the last market of the season!

@MannaEast Wonderful! We are so excited about your opening and many of us are east nashvillians, we can’t wait to become customers!

Cafe Margots for brunch…thank you Margot for doing such a great job with our bread…Sun. brunch was so delicious. Bloody Mary’s rock too!

4) Informative -New Items, Specials and Menu Features

Today’s soups at Hillsboro Village: Traditional Spiced Pumpkin, Lentil (chicken stock based) and Pork Hominy.

We now have two savory tarts. Tomato/blue cheese and Mushroom/Madeira/Goat cheese all @21st. Come and get them.

5) A Taste of Paris
When @ProvenceBreads went to Paris, he shared photos and tidbits from all of his fantastic meals and tastings. It was such a pleasure to feel like I was sharing in the experience. Ahh, Paris.

Just arrived in Paris. What a beautiful day-can’t wait to start my food journey though I’m so jet lagged. Got my tastebuds and camera ready!

My fist stop in Paris is the fromagerie downstairs from my apartment, just got enough cheese for a week-some old favorites and some new ones…

I have had the best pastry day in Paris-trying to organize the pastry shops with photos of the pastries I’ve eaten or am about to eat :)

Paris-Carl marletti-classic “tarte aux fruits” done like i’ve never seen or tasted. From the crust to the fruit-perfect

Owly Images

6) Appreciative and Responsive:

@devinmcc Thanks for the thumbs up on the portabella/moz/onion panini…that’s my favorite sandwich! We appreciate your business.

@kimu Thanks for the bread mention! Stop by the market next week and let me give you some samples of some really awesome pastry as well.

Received news while in Paris that we just won Best of Nashville Scene for Best Bread, thirteen years and running, I’m thrilled and humbled..

So there are just a few reasons I’m diggin’ Provence. They’ve gotten me in their door more than a few times since I’ve been following them, and some of my personal menu favorites are their Golden Beet Salad with roasted beets, pepper bacon and goat cheese over mesculun greens, their crustless quiche, and the Lamb Panini with artichoke pesto and oven-roasted tomatoes on rosemary olive oil bread (only served on Mondays). I’m dying to try the Roast Pork Loin with oven-roasted tomatoes and rouille served on sweet potato pecan bread. Unfortunately, it’s only served on Thursdays and I just haven’t been anywhere in the vicinity on a Thursday since I work so far away. One day….

And then of course there are all of their amazing pastries and sweets. I’ve had the pleasure of sampling more than a few, and so far haven’t found a single one I don’t like! If you’re looking for some special holiday treats, get over to Provence and pick some up- your friends and family will love you!

Nashville Locations:

Hillsboro Village
1705 21st Ave S

Green Hills
Hill Center
4031 Hillsboro Rd

Downtown Library
601 Church Street

For more locations and hours, click here.

For the Twitterers out there, be sure to follow @ProvenceBreads!