Joyeux Anniversaire !
Big things really do start from humble beginnings. French Baker (FB) opened its first branch at SM CITY North Edsa in 1989. Initially, the bakery only offered French inspired breads such as baguettes, croissants and tarts along with local breads like pandesal and ensaymada. Later, the menu expanded to offer soups, salads, pasta and pizza.
It was a trip to Europe in 1985 that inspired owner/CEO JOHNLU KOA to come up with the now much loved patisserie. “I fell in love with PARIS and her baked goodies. Since then I’ve dreamt of bringing the French experience to Manila. FB is the first establishment to introduce European breads and pastries to the local market, and the first to employ the nightly half-price sale to ensure the freshness of baked products to be sold the next day.”
Je Vais À Paris!
Last November 4, 2014, FB marked its 25 years by launching the “Visit to Paris 2015” promo at the Fashion Hall of SM Megamall. . This allows one lucky winner and three of his companions an all expense paid 10-day trip to Paris through luxury escorted tours provider Insight Vacations, together with Rajah Travel Corporation and Etihad Airways as the official airline.
Every P500 worth of dine-in and take –out single receipt from any FB store entitles the customer to one raffle coupon. The promo will run from November 5, 2014 until March 15, 2015. The grand winner will be announced on March 2015. He/ She will be flown first class by Etihad Airways to his/her dream vacation and will spend three days each in key cities including Paris, the old Roman City of Nimes and lastly in Monte Carlo. How fun is that?!!! It will be a check on my bucket list if I win!
Wined, Dined and Serenaded by Gary V!
Guests were treated to delectable entrees at the Food Tableau ,French wine and a variety of exquisite cheese at the Wine and Cheese Tableau, the best of FB pastries with works of art at the Art Tableau, and even a sampling of Parisian chic at the Fashion Tableau.
To make the evening even more special, Gary Valenciano performed “Pasko na Sinta Ko” , “Jump For Joy” and three other songs . It was truly a night to remember.
It’s everyone’s dream to go to Paris. I certainly would love to spend ten days in Europe! So head on to French Baker and don’t forget to fill up your raffle coupon!