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20 posts categorized "[Food] Cuisine: FRENCH Food in Manila"

December 12, 2014

LA CREPERIE MODERNE: Home of Crepes & Galettes in Salcedo, Makati!

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LA CREPERIE MODERNE is a French-inspired modern cafe in Makati, specializing in crepes and galettes. It's the sixth La Creperie branch overall but the first to finally open in Makati (the other branches are in the Mandaluyong, Pasig, and Quezon City areas).

We had our business meeting here with our Ledesma partners, and here's our experience... 

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December 07, 2014

BISTRO DU VIN MANILA: Singaporean French Bistro by Les Amis x Moment Group (A Review)

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BISTRO DU VIN is a French Bistro in the new Edades Rockwell neighborhood and is a joint project of Singapore's Les Amis group and Manila's Moment Group. It serves good French food in a simple, friendly way, with a decent selection of drinks. Its name means "French Wine Bistro."

I had a lunch date with the wifey at Bistro du Vin, and here's what we think of it...

Bistro du Vin Manila French Bistro
G/F Edades Tower & Garden Villas, Rockwell Center, Makati City
Telephone: +632 958-6712
FacebookBistro du Vin Philippines

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September 30, 2014

DUCK & BUVETTE: A Café Provencal Reinvention @DuckBuvette @ShangPlaza

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DUCK & BUVETTE (formerly Café Provencal) is a French Bistro & Bakery inspired by French Countryside Cuisine using handpicked ingredients. They specialize in Duck Confit and Buvettes (small plates).

It's a great example of how to reinvent an old restaurant concept to meet foodies' evolving expectations.

Here's our Duck & Buvette experience with blogger friends Marj Sia and Rowena Wendy Lei...

2nd Floor, Main Wing, Shangri-La Plaza Mall, Mandaluyong City
Telephone: +632 631-0675
FacebookD&B - Duck & Buvette
Operating Hours: 11:00am - 9:00pm

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July 30, 2014

The ERIC KAYSER Difference! Natural Liquid Leaven, Baked Fresh in Manila by French Chefs :)


ERIC KAYSER is an authentic French Artisan Boulangerie in Manila, which is a licensed partnership between Eric Kayser and his local partners, Jacky Ang, Kelvin Gaisano, and Chris Tiu. Eric Kayser has 96 stores in 17 countries, with the Philippines as the latest expansion.

You should notice the difference in the taste and texture of their bread because of their signature Natural Liquid Leaven, which sets it apart from the yeast-based breads in Manila. Eric Kayser demanded to have a commissary from the start and sent his trained French bakers in Manila to ensure the top quality of the breads, following the tradition of using a long natural fermentation process, slow kneading, and small-scale production.

Gone are the days of flown-in frozen French breads. The key is to baking fresh daily using top quality ingredients and following a strict artisan production process. Once you've tasted the Eric Kayser difference, it will be very hard to appreciate other French breads in town.

Here's what we love about Eric Kayser...

Promenade Mall: F&B-L11, Lower Level, Promenade, Greenhills Shopping Center, Ortigas Avenue, San Juan, Metro Manila
Telephone: +632 941-0738
Opening Hours: Monday to Sunday 9.00am to 10.00pm
FacebookEric Kayser Philippines

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July 11, 2014

LEMURIA: French Degustation with Wine Pairing of Lemuria's Bestsellers! @LemuriaGourmet

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LEMURIA is a private dining French restaurant conceptualized by Mrs. Marina "Kitt" Schroeder, hidden in Horseshoe Village, Quezon City. It's name is inspired by the mystery behind the lost continent of Lemuria.

The cozy dining area is located on top of the Brumms Quality Wine Cellar, with a curated wine list from Germany, Austria, Romania, and other boutique wineries the Shroeders love.

After 8 years, it continues to be one of the most romantic garden restaurants in Manila. It never fails to lure lovely couples to dine because of its charm, focus on quality, and personal touch.

It's a bit nostalgic, reminiscing my initial post about this place: Lemuria's Mystique - a Romantic Restaurant in the Metro, and revisiting Lemuria after almost 8 years.

5 Julieta Circle, Horseshoe Village, Quezon City
Telephone Numbers: +63.2.724.5211, +63.2.722.2185
Operating Hours
LUNCH By exclusive booking only 
DINNER: Tuesday-Sunday 6:00 pm-11:00 pm 
Reservations strongly recommended 
E-Mail Address: lemuria@brumms.com.ph
FacebookLemuria Gourmet Restaurant
Dress Code: Smart Casual: No shorts (inclusive of extremely short female dress shorts), No slippers (regardless of brand), No Sandos, No Baseball caps, No Crew-neck (round neck) T-shirts

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July 09, 2014

@SofitelManila's J’Adore Le Fromage: What I Learned from Cheese Master Gérard Poulard?

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Sofitel's J’Adore Le Fromage: 101 Cheeses by Maître Fromagier Gérard Poulard
In celebration of Bastille Day (French National Day on July 14), Sofitel Philippines is featuring renowned Maître Fromagier Gérard Poulard, together with 100 premium and artisan cheeses (about P1M worth) from different high quality farms flown in from France.  

We attended the recently held media preview and it was quite interesting to learn about the French's love for cheese. It was also good to learn how best to enjoy cheese from a French Cheese Master.

I would like to share with you my favorite cheeses from Gérard Poulard's collection and my latest discoveries about cheese...

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May 20, 2014

LARTIZAN Serendra: Boulangerie Française & Mariage Frères Tea Time!

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LARTIZAN is the artisanal French Bakery, Restaurant, and Tea Salon of the French Baker founder, Johnlu Koa.

It started as a boulangerie in partnership with Mickey's Delicatessen along Jupiter Street. Now, it has transformed into a French Cafe, with authentic French pastries and baked products, and a European cafe ambiance.

I love their signature teas from Mariage Frères in Paris.

We had the pleasure of dining with Johnlu recently and coming up with recommendations on having an awesome dining or tea time experience at Lartizan...

LARTIZAN Boulangerie Française
Le Goût du Bon Pain | Boulangerie, Restaurant . Salon de Thé
Serendra, 26th corner McKinley Parkway, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City
For reservations, please call: telephone +632 511-7866.
Operating Hours: 8.00am to 10.00pm daily.

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May 12, 2014

ONE WAY: Sourdough Pizza & Burger, Coq Au Vin, and Tournedos Rossini @OneWayRestaurant

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ONE WAY Bakery and Restaurant specializes in sourdough breads and pizzas and European comfort food. This is a dream-come-true restaurant of Consul Joseph Assad of Lebanon (known online as Surfer Joe) together with his distinguished friends Louie Ysmael, Dave Vaughn, Ralph Joseph, and Fernando Ortigas.

We had a meeting with our business partners here, check out what we like...

200 Concorde Bldg. Benavidez St. cor. Salcedo, Legaspi Village, Makati City
Telephone: +632 869-8958
Mobile: +63 906 557-2588
Email: onewayrestaurantph@gmail.com
InstagramOne Way Restaurant
Operating Hours: 10.00am to 2.00pm, 6.00pm to 10.00pm

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