Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Love At First Bite: Paul

I find it really amusing how I get to reconnect with people this year. With food. Food truly brings (hungry) people together.

K bought some vouchers to this Chinese restaurant a few months back and realized that it will be expiring soon. Knowing that E and I are gluttons, K invited us to have lunch with him so that he could finally use the will-expire-in-two-weeks vouchers.

The lunch was filling but it did not satisfy us. So we decided to have coffee at Paul. (And I was so excited as I wanted to visit this place for months but the place is always packed!) That Sunday was not an exception as we had to wait for roughly 20 minutes to get a table.

Hello, Paul. *giddily smiles at the menu*
I forgot that I was full when I started to browse. I wanted to buy some savory dishes but K and E were focused on desserts so I pretended I was just looking at the sweets as well. I still got all hyper though with all the tarts, eclairs, cakes and macarons! Was I in heaven?
K and E settled for the Café surprise (PHP280) and I ordered the same but I also ordered Eclair aux fraises (PHP170) and Tartelette Chocolat (PHP210).
First to arrive was my eclair and it sure looked mouthwatering. I needed high EQ just so I could avoid attacking it right away. But I did get a bit of the cream while waiting for E and K's orders.

After a few more minutes, all our orders were served.
I loved my cappuccino! It wasn't that strong so it didn't make me do an ugly face while sipping it. It went well with the simple yet rich Moelleux Chocolat cake. The chocolate and raspberry macarons were pretty good as well. However, I still prefer The Tuileries Confections' bitter chocolate ganache which is probably the best one I've tried so far. The crème brûlée was 
great too. I loved the torched sugar on top as it made a delectable contrast between the smooth custard and the crunchy caramel. (And going back to the eclair, the cream was smooth and slightly sweet, complimenting the tangy slices of strawberries. Yum!)
The Tartelette Chocolat was something else. Very rich in flavor, just a few bites of this would satisfy your sweet cravings. I'd rather have this for sharing. Ordering one just for myself is just too sinful. 
I can't wait to visit Paul again! I have to try the savory dishes next time.
See you soon! <3

Paul is located at the Ground Floor, SM Aura, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City.

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