January 22, 2018

La Mère Poulard in BGC: Shaped by history and motherly recipes

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  • A fresh name enters Manila’s culinary scene: La Mère Poulard in BGC. This authentic French restaurant will heighten Metro Manila’s fondness for a lavish French dining experience with its offerings of simple French dishes that will give you a taste of history, heritage, and warmth.

    La Mère Poulard is especially known for its puffy omelets.

    The history of La Mère Poulard goes back over a century to an inn on the medieval island of Mont Saint-Michel opened by a French couple, Annette and Victory Poulard, in 1888 to provide a temporary home to pilgrims at the time. Annette Poulard whisked and cooked big omelets over an open hearth in a certain way that made them puffy and frothy that felt more like a souffle than an omelet in the mouth. This, along with hundreds of other recipes she had well so crafted, gained her the French honorary title “Mère” or “Mother,” which is only granted to exceptional cooks.

    This was the beginning of La Mère Poulard’s global reputation for its hospitality and delicious dishes that are made from simple ingredients—eggs.

    Fast forward to the present day and their puffy omelets have become the highly coveted specialty dish of La Mère Poulard. After the grand opening of La Mère Poulard at SM Aura Premier in BGC, we can now get a taste of the Puff Omelettes which once sustained the pilgrims.

    La Mère Poulard is now open at SM Aura Premier in BGC. /IMAGE La Mère Poulard

    La Mère Poulard takes the same dining experience from France to Manila with its bright and homey interiors adorned with framed black and white photographs that serve as a preview of the restaurant’s colorful history. On one side of the restaurant is a semi-open kitchen where you can see many chefs, led by a French chef, gracefully working together to produce the best-tasting dishes to be served on your table.

    The restaurant’s menu lists a number of dishes that highlight the use of eggs, like the Poached Leek in Vinaigrette Sauce (Php 260) which uses egg Mimosa and bacon crumbles, and of course, the different variations of their signature omelet like the Bacon and Potato Omelette (Php 420) and, for dessert, Caramelized Apple Omelette (Php 360).

    Poached Leek in Vinaigrette Sauce (Php 260) /IMAGE La Mère Poulard

    Bacon and Potato Omelette (Php 420) /IMAGE La Mère Poulard

    Caramelized Apple Omelette (Php 360) /IMAGE La Mère Poulard

    Besides traditionally-cooked French dishes like the Jumbo Scallop, Salmon and Cod in Copper Cocotte (Php 920) and Pan-fried Jumbo Scallops in Copper Pan (Php 880), La Mère Poulard also offers Filipino-inspired dishes that are cooked the French way.

    Jumbo Scallop, Salmon and Cod in Copper Cocotte (Php 920), made with baby leeks, vegetables, and Chardonnay wine sauce.  /IMAGE La Mère Poulard

    Pan-fried Tiger Prawns in Copper Pan (Php 880), made with ratatouille and tomato coulis.  /IMAGE La Mère Poulard

    La Mère Poulard presents Beef Caldereta in Burgundy Style (Php 400) which is cooked with tomatoes and onions in red wine sauce and served with Basmati rice, and Steamed Chicken Breast and Bearnaise Sauce (Php 400) made with seasonal vegetable mirepoix and also comes with Basmati rice.

    The grand opening of La Mère Poulard was attended by French cuisine aficionados.

    La Mère Poulard President and CEO Eric Vannier (middle) joins Brand Ambassador Dr. Milagros How during the grand opening.

    La Mère Poulard in Manila is the fourth branch of the renowned French restaurant. Its original home still sits in Mont Saint-Michel, while the two other branches can be found in Japan.

    With La Mère Poulard being a newly introduced restaurant concept in the country, La Mère Poulard Vice President Leo Vannier hopes that “the Filipino foodie community can judge only our offer and not our reputation, and it is very important for us to offer the best product in the market.”

    Written by Rizelle “Rei” Leaño

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