Let me start by saying that this is a dedication entry to two of the catwomen in my life, Kate and LadyE who are busy in their own twofold tasks: one trying to master her culinary craft as a future wife, while the other, raking replete of profit for being one of the the Philippine's promising fashionpreneur.
Right smack at the Bel Air side of Makati Avenue lies a cozy French cafe called Paris Delice. Easily construed to have a meaning which stands for "delicious Paris" , this cafe indeed serves delicious authentic croissants, baguettes, quiches, and escargots au fruits. The bread were so authentic that they even have them imported from Paris while the organic fillings like veggies are locally sourced.
Not only that the interior's design elements are a lavish Paris ambiance, the cafe too is teeming with French expats. The Eiffel Tower fronting the facade is a gracious welcome of the French spirit, one I vaguely have any idea of, other than their own version of sliced potato and their widely known lip service. French aboard in abundance, that I felt like everyone speaks French, so for the sake of cultural congruity, I even said my name is Jean(pronounced as "Zzhan" like Jean-Claude Van Damme or Jean Reno) when I was asked for my name for order call-out.
I was informed about their specialty so I ordered them. Le Lillois(Php145), a 6incher French baguette filled with chicken, bacon, mayonnaise, tomato, and lettuce, Bolognaise pasta(Php195), a pene pasta sprinkled with ground beef in a special meat sauce, and a Cappuccino(Php85) to conclude my meal. Le Lillois taste so good but I could hardly finished the entire length. Everything French is always served in grandiose abundance, take French kiss for example.
One of the owners / co-President, French national Florian Coucke employs an exceptional hands-on management, very literally, that he is also the delivery guy. His credential must have stated co-President and Delivery Driver rolled into one. Hahaha. I saw him driving the delivery motorcycle and overheard them at the counter that he has complied the delivery volume that day. Now beat that kind of focused management.
Of course, my first bite goes out to Kate and LadyE. (evil laugh)