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Monday, August 25, 2014

French Snacking

It has been quite a busy few months!  Nevertheless, there came an afternoon wherein mother (that would be me) and daughter were left to their own devices during a long weekend. As we waited to get our car get its annual check up, we felt peckish.  After all, its been a few hours since our early lunch.

Thus, we headed to this new boulangerie (well, at least to us who rarely go out to Metro Manila these days) at SM Aura called "Paul".  The Philippine store opened last December 2013, but it was only now that we were able to set foot and experience its black and white aesthetics, which has been its hallmark (except the black livery which was changed only in 1993). 

But really, Paul was founded as early as 1889 in Croix, Northern France, and has been setting up its bakery cafe in malls all over France, providing its clients with the freshest breads and pastries from their headquarters in Marc-en-Baroeul, in Greater Lille. Paul is also a member of the company Groupe Holder, which also owns the luxury brand Laduree.  So you'll quite know you're in good hands.

And indeed we were.  The Croque Monsieur was perfect, the bechamel sauce just right and uplifts the ham and ementhal cheese, then served with a side of salad greens to cut through the richness and give you balance.

The crepes (we requested for the simple one: butter and sugar) were a delight.

And a real treat for me was that they serve Petit Creme - espresso with a dash of cream, the Frenchiness of which I truly miss.

For a more comprehensive view of the menu and price, check it out here.

C'est ce bon!

Paul Boulangerie et Pattiserie
Ground Floor SM Aura Premiere
C5 Road cor. 26th Street Bonifacio Global City
Landline: +63 2 8085324

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