C’est La Vie in Cebu

When I think about French cuisine, I think about classical fare. I think about elegance and sophistication. So, when my friend/colleague mentioned about this place where we can wine and dine, it’s rhetorical. I don’t have it in me to say no.

And so, we did, after we soaked in the hotel’s pool for an afternoon.

In the pool of Cebu Parklane International Hotel with Maria Dembrosi
In the pool of Cebu Parklane International Hotel with Maria Dembrosi
The French flag upon entering La Vie Parisienne
The French flag upon entering La Vie Parisienne

The moment we entered the parking space, my eyes immediately zoned to the French flag and then the name, La Vie Parisienne (The French Life).

It has a lot to offer other than wine, which they had plenty from something cheap to something high up there in the 4 figures (in Philippine pesos).

The smell of cheese smacks you up front the moment you enter their concessionaire area where there are many selections of cheese, wine and baked goods. I cannot help myself, of course, and lingered to inspect every buttery goodness.

Inside the concessionaire of La Vie Parisienne
Inside the concessionaire of La Vie Parisienne: hand-crafted breads and pastries

And did I mention about the wine library?

Wine library in La Vie Parisienne, Cebu
Wine library in La Vie Parisienne, Cebu

Because we would still need to drive back to the hotel, we couldn’t indulge that much.

Blueberry flavored Shanpelino sparkling wine and pizza
Blueberry flavored Shanpelino sparkling wine and pizza
Cheese cubes to match the sparkling wine
Cheese cubes to match the sparkling wine
Black currant tartlet from La Vie Parisienne, Cebu
Black currant tartlet from La Vie Parisienne, Cebu
Macarons from La Vie Parisienne, Cebu
Macarons from La Vie Parisienne, Cebu

The ambiance, food, cheese, wine and some takeout bakery goods made the experience A+ good.

 

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