Le Boulangerie-A A +A
Saturday, September 28, 2013
IT WAS eating time again, my second lunch for the day because that was the only time some friend were available and trying out a new place by yourself can stuff you silly. I ended up stuffed silly, anyway.
Since the malls are suiting up for the great December feasts, we tried the mall as well and headed for the newly opened The French Baker at SM Lanang.
I wanted something light since I already had lunch, and so got the quiche with salad. Imee was on her takaw-mata self again and ordered the nacho salad and chicken ala king and would have ordered some more had I not reminded her we will most likely not be able to eat it all.
Her companion Alex ordered the spicy seafood pasta.
I liked the salad, but didn’t have enough space for the quiche itself and so brought it back to the office with me where I ate it for dinner. It was okay, considering that it was already cold. It would have been really good had it been warm. By the way, you have a choice between a meat quiche and a veggie quiche, I got the veggie.
The pasta was not spicy. Not a hint of spiciness there and thus should have been named seafood pasta instead.
The chicken ala king was good.
I liked the nacho salad best. Served in a bowl made of bread, it has everything you want in a nacho salad except the chili hot pepper.
I got coffee to tamp down the food and it was okay.
Over-all, I like the layout and the quiet. That you get a view of the bakery or the le boulangerie is cool and makes it ideal for solo diners who would want to keep their eyes busy without have to twiddle their thumbs and iPads. I loved their shelf of tea, too, and the giant kettle below it.
Their food, however, is on the tame side. Don’t expect surprises.
Oh, by the way, if you get the creamy soup of the day that has asparagus in it. Don’t, and I repeat, don’t eat the asparagus without blowing on it for a minute or two. Hot. Hot. Hot.
Published in the Sun.Star Davao newspaper on September 29, 2013.