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...
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...
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...
ERIC KAYSER STORE 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 Facebook: Eric Kayser Philippines Instagram: @EricKayserPH
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.
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...
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.
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 Website: http://www.lartizan.com.ph/ For reservations, please call: telephone +632 511-7866. Operating Hours: 8.00am to 10.00pm daily.
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...