Rhea Dhanbhoora feels the new Le Pain Quotidien in BKC is better than the old one
While bread aficionados hold Le Pain Quotidien in awe because of its delectable offerings and freshly baked loaves, there’s more than meets the eye when you visit the bakery. From set breakfasts to an extensive wine list and a variety of options that include organic, vegetarian and eggless options, LPQ’s menu helps you get in the mood for a feast.
We started with their specialty — Sangria. The Red Wine, Cranberry & Fresh Fruit Sangria (`350) and White Wine & Green Apple Sangria (`350) are both delicious, but I veered more towards the full bodied red, which kept me company through the night.
To accompany the wine, we ordered a cheese platter. The Board of Fine Cheeses (`575) was worth every penny, with generous helpings of brie, Gruyere, Danish Blue, Parmesan and chevre, accompanied by crackers, delicious tapenade, pesto dipping and a spattering of marinated black olives. We also tried the Chilli Cheese Toast (`250) which was just alright. But, we couldn’t stop raving about the Mushroom Aglio Olio (`250) which was a hit with its cheese topping, toasted bread and mouthwatering flavours.
For mains we tried the Green Asparagus Risotto (`395), a subtly flavoured risotto that we loved. The newly introduced Herb Crusted Basa (`475) was the best dish of the night. The basa, on a bed of risotto, with a sprinkle of vegetables and a dash of lemon juice, made it a must-try dish.
Don’t skip dessert at LPQ. Their Chocolate Lava Cake (`195) is heavenly. The chocolate was gooey and the cake was soft and moist. The Apple Crumble (`195), served with ice cream that tasted lusciously handmade, was a hit too.
Whether it’s a quick meal, a rushed tartine, a simple soup or an organic salad — we give LPQ’s new branch a big thumbs up.
Where 3 North Avenue, Maker Maxity, Bandra Kurla Complex, Bandra (E)
Meal for two `2,000