Paul, Miami Beach

February 2, 2016  |  featured, food & drink, south florida  |  No Comments

I was absolutely thrilled to find Paul, Maison de Qualité, during my visit to South Beach. This place is heaven for LES GOURMANDS!

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Stroll down Lincoln Road Mall and stop for a coffee and a French pastry day or night (after all, this is South Beach). I promise you, you will be back for more.

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It offers the aesthetics of a Parisian café and the flavors of home made pastries.

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Paul seduces you with unforgettable baked goods, smells and tastes. You will find deserts you only see in Paris.

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And I went back… for an after diner desert. And I took a friend with me and we had the best time laughing and sharing une bûche noisettes.

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Paul, Maison de Qualité

Lincoln Road Mall, 450 Lincoln Rd

Miami Beach

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La Bonne Bouche

La Bonne Bouche

October 21, 2015  |  featured, south florida  |  1 Comment

I discovered La Bonne Bouche, par hazard, driving through Downtown, Lake Worth, Florida. I was so curious about this place that I called in and a few days later I arrived for dinner with a friend.

The Chef Eric was waiting for his guests, and he escorted us to a table in a very jovial French way. We started a conversation in seconds – how can you not with a French chef!

If you have lived or been to France, La Bonne Bouche feels like an authentic village restaurant. I have great memories eating in restaurants in tiny towns from Brittany to Provence where the village life, the stone walls, the quietness of the place and the good humor of the chef add layers to the deliciousness of the meal.

La Bonne Bouche offers a lot of surprises.

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The dining menu is brought to you on a chalkboard by a waiter. That night le bœuf bourguignon was the dish of the night, and my friend ordered it. The only vegetarian option available was a hearty salad. When the Chef came by, I asked if he had any dishes for vegetarians. He exclaimed with a big smile: “Why in the world do people become vegetarians?” Then, we laughed together without finding an answer and agreed on a fresh white fish prepared especially for me.

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I am still talking and reminiscing about this incredibly simple buttery white fish plate with a taste I could never replicate at home.

The restaurant transforms into a café and a bakery during the day. The desert case is absolutely great and filled with traditional French cakes and patisseries. The rum cake and the lemon tart we ordered were the perfect ending to a terroir meal.

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La Bonne Bouche is a place where you go for the taste of real French food. The fact that you find it in Lake Worth, Florida, blows my mind.

La Bonne Bouche Bistro

516 Lucerne Ave, Lake Worth, FL 33460

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Loïc Autret – French Artisan Bakery

July 28, 2015  |  featured, food & drink, south florida  |  2 Comments

The secret of French Food is that it always makes me reconsider my lifestyle choices… I must admit that eating a good croissant makes me instantly happy, and fills me with life and good memories. I talk about it for days and tell all my friends about my unforgettable experience.

Take a look at these delicious croissants !!! Who is able to resist trying one, or even two? They are baked fresh dayly at Loïc Autret’s Artisanal French Bakery in Delray Beach, Florida.

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I love their pains au chocolat also! They are crusty and have a lot of real chocolate inside.

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There is no doubt that the master chef, Loïc Autret, has a passion for baking and spoiling his customers. You can often meet him in the store. If you see a charming man with intense blue eyes and a unique haircut then you know you are looking at the master chef himself. If he is not too busy, say “Hello.” You will come back again and again for his baguettes and croissants. And his conversation.

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And if you are not convinced that this bakery is a jewel and a gift to Delray beach, here are a few more pictures to excite your palate! I am so grateful that a taste of France is right around the corner!

www.loicautretbakery.com

814 NE 6th Ave

Delray Beach, Florida

 

 

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