Sunday, March 27, 2011

Paris Delice: the pleasantry that is Paris

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)

12 comments:

  1. awww.. this post is too sweet!

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  2. I hate you john, but at the back of my mind I knew you would be the one to eat there first. How was the best seller sandwich? some love it, while some don't, what's your take?


    Oh my owner/delivery in one? yes, beat that! Now I'm more impressed. I thought Delifrance had the best baguette, now I can't wait to try this out even more.

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  3. @Katey: hindi kase ako fan ng bagwet eh, kase para akong kumain ng tubo(sugar cane). mahaba kase, ayoko naman putulin kase baka madurog yung laman nya.

    ok na rin pero i'd rather have what's inside the sandwhich in a french toast. mas bongga sana yun.

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  4. Monsieur Jean, merci mais je suis desolee. Je ne comprends pas. En Francais, s'il vous plait.

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  5. i see, or maybe a croissant. ganun talaga? ako i love baguettes, but yes wa poise pag kinain sa labas. hehehehe.

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  6. @Katey: oh yes, mas gusto ko croissant sana, parang empanada lang, bwahahaha.

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  7. @LadyE: wow... fashionpreneur, hindi ko maintindihan sinabi mo eh. excuzemoi. :)

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  8. I've been wanting to go here since Lori wrote about this cafe!! :D i'll make time talaga next week to go here :D and i want a picture beside the eiffel tower!

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  9. @Smarla: there is another Paris-themed cafe in Megamall called Alexandre. they also have an Eiffel Tower there close to the size of the one at Paris Delice. if you can, please compare about the two.

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  10. sarado na Alexandre! i went to sm megamall today to try alexandre but it's closed na :(

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  11. @Smarla: ha, sayang. i was wishing they can compete with Paris Delice.

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