7.060 Vol-Au-Vent de Poulet et aux Champignons des Bois (TERSP 3)

7.059

5 (Sat) March 2016

Vol-Au-Vent de Poulet et aux Champignons des Bois

3.5

at Lartizan

(Serendra Piazza)

-BGC, Taguig City-

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TERSP.  Try Every Restaurant in Serendra Piazza.  When the family moves to Manila in a few months, we’re looking to live in the One Serendra condominium complex.  The complex includes a mini-mall (“Piazza”) dedicated primarily to food and drink, with 21 restaurants.  Whereas TERSP is fully conceived to be a family project once they’re here, I’m getting a head-start.  In contrast to the negative net returns on similar projects conducted by myself in Ermite/Malate, I’m optimistic that The Fort — one of the country’s poshest neighborhoods, where food is taken seriously — won’t disappoint us.

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Each restaurant is categorized and listed in order of preference based on the overall dining experience, including the quality of all dishes tried, cost, service, cleanliness, ambiance, and any other factors that may apply, cumulative through multiple visits (if any).

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Located at the eastern entrance to Serendra Piazza…
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…Lartizan is a French café/restaurant…
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…and bakery.

The masochistically gluttonous “Try Every” series :

  1. TERRP (…Restaurant in Robinsons Place) — complete — (5.247 KFC : Original Recipe Fried Chicken…)(85)
  2. TEITY (..Item at Tao Yuan) — complete — (6.095 DONE)(36)
  3. TERNWPPD (…Restaurant in New World, Pan-Pacific, Diamond) — complete — (6.081 Lobster, Baby.)(10)
  4. TERSK (…Restaurant in St Kilda) — complete — (5.339 Roasted Squid)(6)
  5. TEKREM (…Korean Restaurant in Ermita/Malate) — complete — (6.207 Dok + Ok)(45)
  6. TEIBR (…Item at Bistro Remedios) — cancelled — (see most recently 6.359 Kangkong Lechon)(10)
  7. TETRITSA (…Thai Restaurant in the International Terminal of Suvarnabhumi Airport) — on-going — (see most recently 6.069 Spicy Stir-Fried Shrimp & Seafood with Basil)(4)
  8. TERSP (…Restaurant in Serendra Piazza) — on-going — (see most recently 7.053 Seafood Rice)(2)

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Though pretty much settled on a specific unit already, I made a final scouting trip to check out a few more places, if only to reconfirm that the top pick remains the best choice for us — it is.  I hope to sign the lease next week.

Stuck around afterwards for an early dinner, like last time (see most recently 7.053 TERSP 2).

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Bread & Butter (3.5) : samples of breads available for purchase, a win for customers to try a bit of everything that the bakery has to offer + a marketing win for the business.  
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Classic Caesar Salad without Inclusions (3.25) : absolutely pristine leaves of romaine, dressing on the side.

Vol-au-vent is a form of French pastry.  Specifically puff pastry — the term literally means “to fly (vol) in the (au) wind (vent)” — baked into a tube, stood vertically like a cup, typically filled with meat or fish in cream sauce.  Attributed to Marie-Antoine Carême, a master of haute cuisine from the early 19th century.

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Lartizan’s vol-au-vent was great.  Fluffy and crispy pastry, buttery yet not too sweet.  Tender pieces of chicken breast, woodsy mushrooms, delicate cream sauce.  Light yet substantive, my kind of dish.  The kids would love this, too.

2 thoughts on “7.060 Vol-Au-Vent de Poulet et aux Champignons des Bois (TERSP 3)

  1. Soooo….Korean restaurants shouldn’t charge for kimchi, but French restaurants can charge for lettuce?

    That better be some freakin delicious lettuce.

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    1. well, exactly. and kimchi is clearly way more time/cost-intensive than a silly caesar salad.

      korean restaurants must have more overheard because of all the side dishes, a lot of which goes to waste, particularly at bbq restaurants with the lettuce wraps and stews and steamed eggs etc. i’ve always wished that they’d cut down on the freebies and lower their prices.

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