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This Classy Parisian Restaurant in Makati Doubles as a Hip Spot with Live Music

Serving French gastronomic vibes with a side of musical headbangers.
This Classy Parisian Restaurant in Makati Doubles as a Hip Spot with Live Music
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Serving French gastronomic vibes with a side of musical headbangers.

In the sense of dining, French restaurants seem like the behemoth newer foodies have yet to gobble up and conquer. With the Parisian gastronomic experience appearing to be almost synonymous with fine cuisine, it’s easy to be intimidated. But once in a while, fresh spots ease newcomers in, offering twists that’ll have anyone eager to peek in. 

Case in point, this elevator pitch: French haute cuisine meets the nightlife. The restaurant? Makati’s Pardon My French.

What to know about Makati’s new Parisian restaurant Pardon My French:

Once the spot of Jupiter Street gig mainstay Strumm’s, Pardon My French has fused the location’s roots in live performances with the Parisian nouvelle cuisine. Visitors are greeted by the supper club’s imposing European facade and its soft yellow double doors. The inside, on the other hand, is a thorough look into a city 6,000 miles away from home: Corridors are wainscoted in French blue, Renaissance-reminiscent art hangs on its walls, and velvet seating lines its dining halls. 

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However, what makes the supper club a tad different from its local Parisian predecessors is the stage setup. Live bands and performers fill the space with music every night, with each day dedicated to a different genre: Jazz on Tuesdays, Party Retro on Wednesdays, '80s Dance on Thursdays, Latin on Fridays, the Artist Series on Saturdays, and Easy Listening string quartets on Sundays.

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With a heavy emphasis on “dinner and a show,” trust Pardon My French not to skimp on the former. Diners can begin with the quintessential Escargot (P700), served with burgundy butter and garlic meant to be mopped up with a fresh slice of bread.  

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As for the main dish, guests can take their pick from the seas to the farmery, with seafood viands like the Pan-Seared Salmon Ocean Trout (P1,950) with sherry-sauteed mushrooms, spinach, and potatoes, along a smattering of sambal bearnaise.

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For those who fancy venturing into their meatier experience, a plate of Herb-Crusted Rack of Lamb (P3,100) with Dauphinoise potatoes will be ready to serve. Elsewhere in the steak realm is the sliced Chateaubriand (P3,900), oven-roasted tenderloin that’s delectable to a T.

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Want more finger food as the show goes on? The supper club also dabbles in Filipino-fused small bites with the Chicharon-Crusted Mushrooms (P490).

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Noon-goers can also take their lunch menu for a spin, with varied choices of appetizers, entrées, and desserts. Truly, a chef’s kiss.

Pardon My French is located at 110 Jupiter St., Bel-Air, Makati City, open from Tuesdays to Sundays. (Lunch: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m; Dinner 5 p.m. to 12 a.m. on Tuesday to Thursday /  5 p.m. to 1 a.m. on Friday to Saturday / 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Sunday) For reservations and more information, visit their Facebook and Instagram, or contact 09178230091.

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