#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

Cheers Contest -Insta Famous and Retweet Worthy!

We all know the stigma around being “Instagram Famous” right? Well, what if I told you that we can turn that around into something great?! Like making your drink famous? Not just any drink, a Le Parfait Paris drink!

Yup, we want you to make your drinks “Instagram Famous” and “Retweet Worthy”! Are you the type of person that loves to post pictures of their food, or the type that loves to Pin all the best drink recipes you can try at home? Well, if you are, you’re in luck, because this contest was made for YOU!

What do you get out of it? The person with the BEST “Instagram Famous/Retweet Worthy Drink” will win a $25 gift card to spend on whatever they wish at Le Parfait. This is a contest that will be running all throughout the remaining of this month up to the end of next month. That being said, whenever you are at the shop and order a glass of wine or are there to enjoy the weekend Mimosa Brunch, make sure to snap a  creative photo before taking that first sip!


Here are the Rules:

  1. Come to the shop and order from the-*cough-Adult Drink Menu
  2. Choose your favorite spot to sit (probably the one with the best lighting)
  3. Once on of our lovely staff have brought you your Adult Drink, make sure to have your cameras ready.
  4. Be as artistic and “Instagram/Retweet Worthy” as possible
  5. Lastly use: #LeParfaitParis on Instagram and/or Twitter to see if you’re the big winner!
  6. BONUS: The more you post, the more chances you have of winning!

Screen Shot 2015-08-13 at 11.14.08 AMPretty simple right? And while you’re at it, might as well enjoy a savory menu item or pastry.

Come cheers to something today and bring your friends!

Meric!

Natalie – Le Parfait Paris

Dogs of Le Parfait Paris

In case you didn’t know, Le Parfait Paris is one of the many places in downtown that is dog friendly. Your furry friends are always welcome to come sit along with you and your friends for your morning breakfast, lunch time break, and your evening drink!

We at Le Parfait think that man’s best friend always has a place in our hearts and are just as important as you wonderful customers!

Just thought I’d take a moment and not only introduce the newest Le Parfait Paris furry member, but to feature some of our staffs furry  friends as well.


IMG_6249First off, let’s meet the newest member, Leya; she’s a rescue dog and we were told she is a breed of Boxer and possibly Pitbull. She’s been with the Le Parfait Family not too long, therefore she is still adjusting to the many faces of the shop. She’s a little skittish at first, but once you get her comfortable enough she will delightfully let you pet her. She’s only 4 months old and learning really quickly; her mom and dad got her pretty well potty trained as well! She loves playing with her chew toys and sleeping  most of the day just like most puppies do. Welcome to the Family Leah!

2015-08-21 15.04.18-1Next we have Laura’s critters, Cleveland and Dallas. The golden one is Cleveland and the black one is Dallas. They’re both two years old and best friends; they won’t do anything without each other.  Dallas loves playing fetch,  but all Cleveland likes to do is chase birds and butterflies. They make awesome hiking dogs and are always entertaining Laura and her husband. Crazy rascals!

FullSizeRender-4Lastly we have my two rascals, Nanook and Luna. Nanook is my old man, at almost 12 years old. He’s a Husky Shepard mix and loves to go swimming on hot days. He’s all bark no bite, he will lick you before he bites you. FullSizeRender-3

As for Luna, she’s my little spazoid. She’s a Terrier Poodle mix and loves to play. She especially loves to play with her big brother Nanook; I think she keeps him young.


There are others that are part of the Le Parfait Family, but are too shy to be mentioned and put in the spotlight. But, they are all happy members as well!

So, if you have furry friends of your own, they are always welcome at Le Parfait Paris.  If you’d like to share your story about your furry friends you can always tag them @leparfaitparis or #LeParfaitParis, whenever at the shop!

Come on in to the shop this weekend and make it a doggy date with you and your furry family members!

Happy Furry Friday 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