If you want authentic French cuisine, visit no other restaurant but the Pink House or La Maison Rose at Gorordo Avenue. The place became instantly famous, thanks to its bright color, cool exterior layout, and high-tech iPad menu. This French restaurant opened in August 2012, and has a seating capacity of about 40 pax. They have an experienced French chef preparing sumptuous and authentic-tasting food for lunch and dinner, since La Maison is only open from 12:00 NN to 3:00 PM and 6:30 PM to 1:00 AM daily.
Inside the Pink House…
One of the restaurant’s best sellers is their imported steak that comes with asparagus and bacon strips. La Maison Rose can be reached by calling (032) 269-5411 or visiting their official social media pages at Facebook and Twitter.
The La Vie Parisienne French Bakery, Deli, and Wine Library, on the other hand, is another sophisticated French venue that offers the freshest range of breads, wines, and pastries from France. Once you go in the bakery (which is found right beside La Maison Rose, by the way), you’ll be captivated by a hunger-teasing smell that could make you feel you are really in an actual local French bakery!
Just like its restaurant counterpart, La Vie also gained easy popularity among a lot of Cebuanos, especially those who are active in social media posting. This is because the bakery, deli, and wine library boasts of picturesque surroundings. From the elegant-looking wine cellar to the Cherry Blossoms-filled al fresco dining area, La Vie indeed has a unique and sophisticated aura that can hardly be seen in any other food spots in Cebu.
La Vie, which is considered as “the first French Boulangerie, Pastry Shop & Wine Library in Cebu”, is open from 7:00 AM to 12:00 AM. Their contact number is (032) 260 4388. you may also visit their official FB page for more info.
To get to these 2 French food havens from Colon Street or almost anywhere in the downtown area, ride a Lahug-bound jeepney (such as 17B, 17D, and 04D) and tell the driver to drop you off before the Church of the Latter Day Saints (that huge, white temple you see on the right side of the road along Gorordo). The restaurant and the French bakery are hard to miss since they come with huge along-the-road signages, especially La Vie that has a well-lit French Macarons and Croissant ads near its facade.