Friday, December 12, 2014

Le Cafe Curieux and Le Cellier Bring French Food and Wine Affordable to Filipinos

A hole-in-the-wall authentic French restaurant in Makati's nightlife district.

Le Cellier French Wine Selection in partnership with Le Cafe Curieux, recently held a wine, cheese and cold cuts tasting event, extending to Filipinos this French culture of food and wine enjoyment.  Le Cafe Curieux was opened in Makati almost three years ago, and is run by old time French residents in the Philippines. Curiously located smack in the heart of Makati's red light district, which is adjacent to busy Burgos and Polaris streets, this hole-in-the-wall restaurant seem to have a world of its own.

With Madame Jorinda Flour, Marketing Manager of Le Cellier French Wine Selection.
Monsieur Bernard Flour of Le Cellier and Julien Lecomte of Le Cafe Curieux.

Frequented by the French community, expats and Filipinos, the resto-bar serves reasonably priced French food, and the best wines as well.  The decor is very avante-garde, with hip paintings hanging on walls made by various visual artists, which by the way, are also for sale.  A huge screen is also propped to one side, attracting customers to watch big sporting events. The whole place exudes an over-all Bohemian feel.  

Dining al fresco is pleasant at Le Cafe Curieux.

Casual Bohemian interior.

The "degustation" (meaning food tasting and appreciation), was successfully organized in partnership with Le Cellier, led by Monsieur Bernard Flour, and his lovely Filipina wife, Madame Jorinda Flour, who is also Marketing Manager of their wine store. The ambiance was very casual.  Dining al fresco was pleasant as it was not warm despite of not being inside an air-conditioned room. The architecture of the restaurant is strategically designed to have ventilation from two open entrances that goes through one street to the other.

The platter of various kinds of cheese and huge amounts of cold cuts with unlimited baguette and a glass of wine, only costs approximately Php 1,250.  It is quite a steal, if you know how much French cold cuts and cheese costs in specialty stores.  Not to mention, the wine is of good quality to match.

Bernard explain the differences of his wines.  Imported Belgian beers are also available in the resto-bar.

Le Cafe Curieux
G/F Bel-Air Soho Building
Badajos Street (in between Polaris and Burgos Sts.)
Makati City
Tel. 0927 898 1151

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To order wines and corporate giveaways:
Le Cellier French Wine Selection
Tel. (02) 897 1840

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