#NationalCoffeeDay

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Happy National Coffee Day you coffee lovers out there! I had my cup of coffee this morning, did you?!Screen Shot 2015-09-29 at 12.57.58 PMThe coffee bean bringing mornings,late afternoons, and nights a daily cup of happiness! The most well known bean from sea to shinning sea, from dusk till dawn, and all day long, the Coffee Bean never fails your taste buds to give you that exhilarating ‘Ahhhhhh’ moment.


In light of National Coffee Day, I thought I’d share a few of our Le Parfait Paris Coffees that will satisfy your anytime grind!

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Nutella Latte

Nutella Coffee Macaron (Yeah I said Nutella!)

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  • Milk
  • Foam
  • Topped with Nutella Syrup
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Americano

Americano

  • Long shot of Espresso
  • Filled with hot water

Cappuccino

  • Medium shot of Espresso
  • 1/3 Milk
  • 1/3 Foam

Espresso

  • Long or Short shot

Espresso Macchiato

  • Long shot of Espresso
  • Dash of milk
  • Topped with foam

Latte Macchiato

  • First the milk
  • Add a long shot of Lungo
  • Foam on top

Café Mocha

  • Cocoa Powder
  • A dash of hot water to melt the powder
  • Long shot of Lungo
  • Milk
  • Topped with whip cream

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    Café Mocha

Lungo

  • Long shot of Lungo

Café Creme

  • Long shot Espresso
  • Topped with milk

Café Bonbon

  • 1/2 Espresso
  • 1/2 Milk

Affogato

  • Scoop of Vanilla ice ream
  • Finished with a shot of Espresso

Coffee Viennois

  • Espresso
  • Milk
  • Topped with whip cream
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Pumpkin Spice Latte

Pumpkin Spice Latte (Seasonal)

  • Milk
  • Long Shot of Lungo
  • Foam
  • Topped with Pumpkin Spice Syrup

Tipsy Café (21+)

  • Chocolate
  • Espresso
  • Current flavors

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    Tipsy Café

Your day is always better with a nice cup of coffee! If you’re looking for a non-hot coffee drink, you can always asked for it chilled over ice! Screen Shot 2015-08-05 at 3.03.07 PM

Whatever flavors you’re feeling for your taste buds, Le Parfait Paris can always provide and never disappoint!

Want a light snack with your coffee as well? Compliment your coffee selection with our delicious assortment of French pastries and desserts!Screen Shot 2015-08-13 at 11.14.35 AMScreen Shot 2015-08-28 at 2.04.27 PM

Screen Shot 2015-08-20 at 2.20.30 PMGet your coffee fix and celebrate National Coffee Day with us!

Merci!

Natalie – Le Parfait Paris

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#SDRW – $15 Lunch Special

Come one come all to the annual San Diego Restaurant Week (SDRW)- September 20th through September 27th 2015! San Diego’s best has compiled specialty menus for this special event. Like many of our great San Diego restaurant neighbors, we have a special price-fixe $15 Lunch from 11am-3pm.


Items include:

  • Entrée Choice of:
    • Croque Monsieur
    • Salade Parfaite
    • Nicois OR Chicken Panini + Soup
    • Salmon Carpaccio
 
  • Dessert Choice of:
    • Chocolate Eclair
    • Fruit Eclair
    • Paris Brest
      • *Add $2 to any dessert than the ones listed above
  • Drink Choice:
    • Organic Soda

One of the best things about restaurant week besides the food and drinks, is the social responsibility involved with this event. SDRW has collaborated with Sysco so that every time you take a picture, post a photo of your meal while dining at a SDWR business, tag the participating restaurant –#LeParfaitParis– use the hashtag #Food4Kids, Sysco will donate $1 for every post during the event!Screen Shot 2015-09-18 at 2.02.18 PM copy

Talk about a great cause right?! So please folks, take out your cameras, iPhones, Androids, or whatever device you may have with a lens, and share it on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter, with the hashtags-#SDRW #Food4Kids-and we can help feed the children! 

All in all, San Diego Restaurant Week is a great opportunity for delicious food, drinks, and a great opportunity for giving back to our community! Join us September 20th-September 27th 2015 and get your grub on!

Merci!

-Natalie – Le Parfait Paris

The Places We Go!

In case you haven’t heard the buzz yet, Le Parfait has been invited to join alongside 17 vendors at the new Liberty Station food hall! We are excited for this new adventure and we hope to be building more buzz about our products!

Some of or “Vendor Mates” include:

  • Pasta Design: who use local all natural products to hand craft their pasta and ravioli
  • Point Loma Tea: owner Cheryl Graf “…wants you to experience the awesome specialty teas… “
  • Local Greens: supports local farmers and source their organic products for sustainability.
  • Fishbone Kitchen: plans to focus on selling local, sustainable seafood.
  • Stuffed: make organic grass-fed hamburgers and will be selling hot food to go at the hall
  • Dessert Smoke: who will be selling a variety of BBQ sauces to spice up your taste buds
  • Parana Empanadas: is an Argentinian eatery who will be selling a variety of flavors packaged for you to enjoy at home
  • (See more at: http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/news/2015/sep/09/liberty-public-market-adds-more-vendors/#sthash.CMyIjS1U.dpuf)

This will not only be a great opportunity for us, but for you, our fans, to experience a variety of different local foods. Come out and support your local San Diego Foodies at the new Liberty Station food hall! (Said to be opening in November of this year!)

We hope to see you there to share the feast!

Merci!

Natalie – Le Parfait Paris

Labor Day Weekend Brunch!

What are your plans this Labor Day Weekend? BBQ by the pool, fire pit at the beach, or even spending the day on a boat? At Le Parfait we are taking the work of cooking and mixing drinks off your shoulders by providing you a Labor Day Weekend Brunch! Therefore if you are in need of some food and drinks, avoid the hustle and bustle by the water scene and stop into the shop with your friends and family! Your four-legged-pals are also invited to join you on a great selection as well!IMG_4804


What if I told you there will be an all new dessert on the menu? O-M-G right? And what if I told you this special dessert was a Lava Cake, but not just your ordinary Lava Cake, a PASSION FRUIT LAVA CAKE!

IMG_4806That’s not even the best part, when you come in for our Labor Day Weekend Brunch you get an Entree, Dessert, and Choice of One Drink for just $27! Let me give you a sneak peek as to what is coming your way:

  • ENTREE:
    • Savory trio gourmand with single Egg Benedict, Croque Monsieur, and potato gratin.
  • DESSERT:
    • Passion Fruit Lava Cake
  • CHOICE OF 1 DRINK:
    • Mimosa, Bloody Marie, Coffee, or All Natural Juice

We hope that you share your Labor Day Weekend with us in the heart of San Diego! Also remember that our Cheers Contest is still running, so if you order a Mimosa or Bloody Marie with your Brunch, don’t forget to take a picture and hashtag: #LeParfaitParis to share on Instagram and Twitter!Screen Shot 2015-09-01 at 12.08.01 PM


Enjoy your Labor Day Weekend Everyone!

Merci!

Natalie – Le Parfait Paris

I Am Macaron – Story of a French Cookie

Ever wonder where the Macaron originated? I mean, we all know they are full of deliciousness and everything, but were they always made the way they are now? Or have they changed slightly over the many years of existence? Curiosity took over and I went back in time to see where this delicious French Cookie originated; and here is their story…


Born in Italy, Catherine de’ Medici, had her chef make me as a delicious treat before marrying Henry II of France. Even though I was originated in Italy, France took my heart and brought me in as their own, (which is how I associate myself as a “French Cookie“). I was first made as a simple cookie with one crunchy shell, with ingredients that consisted of almond flour, sugar and egg whites. Of course later on I was made into the Macaron you know today, but we’ll get to that later.

After exposing myself to the French community I was made famous by these two lovely nuns who sold us to sustain themselves from going hungry. Suddenly the demand for our heavenly taste  grew and more vendors sold us to be indulged.

Throughout the many years that we have been on this Earth, it wasn’t until the 20th Century that we became a double-decker cookie. Pierre Desfontaines, the grandson of Louis Ernest Laduree (Laduree pastry and salon de the, rue Royale in Paris) had the idea to fill us with a “chocolate panache” and to stick us together as one. Thereon out we have been acclaimed as the best-selling cookie and pastry in France.


Wow, who would have thought that the Macaron originated in Italy? Even though it was originated in Italy, it took storm in France and even a bigger storm brood in the kitchen of Le Parfait Paris. The Macaron shell continues to be experimented today in various ways, but there is nothing like the original.Screen Shot 2015-08-13 at 11.12.46 AMScreen Shot 2015-06-25 at 3.26.22 PM


If you were ever curious to know what we use in our Macarons, well here it is:

  • Almond Flower
  • Natural Food Coloring Imported from France
  • All Natural Sugar
  • Fruit Puree made with all Natural fruit flavors (which are dairy free)Screen Shot 2015-08-04 at 10.49.44 copymacaron copy

These ingredients conclude them to be Gluten Free and absolutely DELICIOUS! It was a great day when the Macaron came to birth!


Your day is always better with a Le Parfait Paris Macaron!Screen Shot 2015-05-12 at 3.26.23 PM

Merci!

Natalie – Le Parfait Paris


References:

The History of Macarons (http://www.madmacnyc.com/history-of-macarons)

Macarons vs. Macaroons: Cookie Confusion (http://shopruche.com/blog/difference-between-macarons-and-macaroons/)

Macaron (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Macaron)

All Aboard the Hornblower!

Music. Food. Networking. San Diego Bay. Le Parfait Paris with San Diego’s Best! Brings us to say, we were more than grateful to be invited to join in on the Hornblower’s Annual Industry Cruise on August 12, 2015.

We got to mingle and network with some of San Diego’s best, and made some great connections! Not only that, it was our chance to strut our stuff and display our best Macarons and other dessert bites!FullSizeRenderFullSizeRender-1
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The cruise took place on the San Diego Hornblower, which I may say is a beautiful cruise ship! If you live, or are visiting San Diego, and haven’t ridden on it yet, you definitely should!

Living in San Diego, well anywhere really, it is always a plus to have some great connections. (You know that whole Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon; you know someone who knows someone who knows the Kevin Bacon).

Anyways, it is always important to have your connections, especially if those connections lead you to the right people. Which luckily, this Industry Cruise made it capable for us to connect with these individuals. We had people who already knew about us and those who have heard of us but hadn’t quite caught up to the wagon. With these connections we are now able to expand our brand and market to potential clients and maybe even our future business partners.

I know this may sound sort of boring, but just think of it as a giant social happy hour-food, drinks, and a live DJ. Plus when you meet that right person and are planning let’s say a party, who are you going to call last minute for a special order? *Cough *Cough Le Parfait Paris of course!

Nevertheless, it was a great event to be a part of and we are excited to be invited back next year!

Who knew we would do so well at sea?!

Merci!
Natalie-Le Parfait Paris