Croque Cafe + Bakery which is pronounce as ""krohk" base from the french word crunch. The place is launched by Gruppo Kusinero, Inc. a family own and operated company that was establish is September 2013. Croque owner are Chefs Joseph "Paco" Lao and Chef Alexa Alaba
|Soft opening inaguration|
Below is the interior look of the place so rustic that it made you feel at home and some time you even want to inquire if some of their display are also for sale
Senator Nikki Coseteng was present as the main sponsor for the ribbon cutting. At the back wearing dark grey are the chef owner. Great Food and everybody did enjoy the night that we almost forgot what time it was.
|House Blend Ice Tea|
|The menu for the night|
|Watermelon Kesong puti w/ aragula, pine nut in Balsamic reduction|
|VCO Poached salmon in Tomato Concasse|
|Coconut Pumpkin Capuccino|
|Wild Mushroom shooter w/ cruton baon and dry enoki mushroom|
|Mini Pull Pork Pandesal|
|Mini croque Madam w/ quail egg sunny side up|
|Croque Adobo w/ steam rice|
|Ripped fresh pasta w/ Homemade pesto & Pine nut|
|Speculoos Creme Burlee|
|Almond Pana Cotta w/ fresh fruits|
The pana cotta was so soft and not the gelatin type of dessert, not too sweet plus the fresh strawberry and kiwi even complement it with their unique tartness. Great.
I think this was suppose to be Lemon tartlet with toasted merinque. Since the staff are busy for the event the forgot to put it but anyway. The tartness of the Lemon is just right since lime is much harder to find here than lemon so Croque made their own version of the key lime pie and madeit is a Lemon pie. Great idea.
Thanks to Zomato for inviting me to the soft opening of Croque Cafe + Bakery and it was fun meeting the people of Zomato and Croque management and chefs.
This is a must try Cafe and bakery the 1 picture I forgot to take is the Pink peppercorn encrusted tuna in an open face rye bread. Mostly tuna encrusted cook medium rare are serve as main dish but adding to a bread made it even healthier. This one is a must try dish for those health conscious people and was able to get one and share it with my daughter as it really run out fast in the buffet table.
Go Try Croque cafe + bakery from July 14-19 as they have a 20% discount on all food items . Check their FB page
Croque Cafe + Bakery
G/ floor Dominion Bldg., 833 Arnaiz St.