Bon appétit ! Restaurant in Davao
French cuisine has always been equated with gastronomic prestige. People would always crave for an exemplary French dish—and that makes Bon appétit ! one for the books.
BON APPETIT. Quaint restaurant with plum-colored walls.
Tucked in the peaceful Plaza del Carmen along Loyola Street in Davao City, Bon appétit ! has been the go-to restaurant of locals and tourists who wants to taste a hearty and authentic French cuisine.
Bon appétit ! restaurant is owned by Mr. Yves Monestier and wife Rosalie, who is also the chef. The French restaurant has created a reputation of exacting culinary standards of serving homey dishes since 2011.
As soon as you enter the quaint restaurant, you’ll immediately notice the awe-inspiring plum-colored walls surrounded by framed paintings on the walls. The amiable owner enthused that the artworks in the restaurant were his grandfather’s masterpiece.
Onion Soup Gratinated Toast Bread and Gruyere (P275)
Their story goes way back in Paris when Rosalie was still working as a chef for an Italian diplomat, and met Yves who came from a family of cooks. The couple decided to live in Davao after some years and this was where Bon appétit ! was born.
Originally built in a simple courtyard in Tagum, Bon appétit ! turned into a fancy and casual restaurant in Davao City. Yves shared that they occasionally hold movie nights and plays at their restaurant.
Braised Lamb Shank with confit garlic (P1,150)
Bon appétit ! serves typical French bistro specialty. For appetizers, it’s best to try their Onion Soup Gratinated Toast Bread and Gruyere for P275, Savory pie with tuna and gruyere for P275, followed by one of the bestselling main dish which is the Braised Lamb Shank with confit garlic for P1,150, capped off with their delicious Apple Tart with homemade vanilla ice cream for only P200.
Written by Denise Villamar