A Taste of French Dining in Manila: La Mère Poulard Opens in SM Aura
August 29, 2018
From puffy omelettes to pan fried jumbo scallops, La Mère Poulard in SM Aura offers comforting French flavors to local palates.
Located in the historic monastery island of Mont Saint-Michel and surrounded by blue skies and seas, the original inn operated by Annette Poulard in 1888 offered a comforting taste of simple French food to weary travelers. Her cooking made use of ingredients local to the region, from butter, fresh eggs and poultry from nearby farms to various seafood. The dishes were served in locally-made copper equiptment. Madame Poulard’s reputation in France and around the world earned her the title “La Mère Poulard”—a title given to the best French female cooks at the time.
Today, La Mère Poulard is a culinary representative of French culture and tradition, and has opened its first outpost in Manila, offering the best of French comfort food. Decorating the walls are copies of autographs of famed diners at the original restaurant, from Ernest Hemingway to Yves Saint Laurent.
The fresh, homemade flavors of Mont Saint-Michel are bought to Manila with favored dishes like scallops, salmon, cod and the iconic puff omelettes. On the 130th anniversary of Annette Poulard’s decision to open the inn, La Mère Poulard Manila pays tribute to the brand’s French roots and sense of tradition paired with contemporary culinary innovations. This dining experience brings France closer to home.
La Mère Poulard (Manila) is located at SM Aura Premier, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig
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