basic necessities

Lunch menu

Soup du jour

Your choice of daily soup

Cup   4.50.   Bowl 5.50

Basic House Salad

Garlic, onions, craisins, artichoke hearts, tomatoes, cucumbers and feta cheese all on a bed of mesclun, served with our house-made French vinaigrette and garlic lemon pepper croutons. Prepared with local veggies when in season.   7

Soup and Salad

House salad and a cup of our soup du jour.   10

Smoked Salmon & Salad

Smoked Salmon and capers served beside our house salad.   13

Piggeries Plate

Pate de campagne, saucisson sec, cornichons, and white wine Dijon mustard served beside our house salad. 15

Cheese Plate

3 gourmet cheese with our house salad. 15



all sandwiches served with Kettle Chips

Substitute chips for au house salad 5

Gluten free bread 2

French Grilled Cheese

Fresh garlic, mayonnaise, cheddar, and mozzarella cheese grilled on Albemarle Baking Company’s Pan de campagne bread.   7



Black Forest Ham, Honey Roasted Turkey, cheddar, mozzarella, fresh garlic, and basil mayo.   8

Cold on ABC’S French baguette or

Panini (hot) on ABC’s pan de campagne

Veggie Head

Marinated Artichoke Hearts, Roasted Red Peppers, Red Onions, Spring Greens, and Balsamic Glaze on ABC’s French Baguette   8


Virginia Chutney Co.’s Mango Chutney, Black Forest Ham, Swiss Cheese, And Red Onions Grilled on Herbed Flatbread     8

Balloon of our house wine:

Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Pinot Grigio   8

Or ask for our wine of the week     9

Kir – the French national cocktail   9      

Local Kombucha on tap or bottled           4                                                       

Iced tea, Basic Necessities special spiced tea (hot or cold), Coke, Diet Coke, Ginger Ale   2