Paul bakery introduces new food items including main dishes and also a Noel Collection
Paul is a go-to boulangerie for classic French bread such as baguette or country bread.
I still recall setting foot in Paul’s first and flagship shop in Takashimaya, about three years ago. Its Tartelette Citron left a great impression on me.
Since then, Paul has been one of my go-to boulangeries for dessert tartlets as well as classic French breads such as baguette or country bread.
Refreshing the Classics
The Roulade de Poulet is one of the standout dishes at Paul.
Recently Paul has revamped its list of offerings, adding 28 new items including appetisers and mains. It left me wondering how these dishes would fare against its main draw — traditional French breads with a heritage spanning 125 years.
First off, the portions were hearty and seemed to be suitable for sharing. Standout dishes on the new menu include the Cabillaud Royal de Méditerranée ($29.90) and Roulade de Poulet ($23.90).
Comfort Food at its Best
The Salade Boeuf Grille
The Cabillaud Royal de Méditerranée comprises cod fillet served on spinach and Mediterranean sauce. It was seared to perfection.
The skin was crisp to a crunch and the cod flesh flaked easily. The side of asparagus was nicely roasted and well-seasoned, elevating it beyond mere garnish.
The Roulade was comfort food at its best, consisting of stuffed baked chicken and spinach, complemented by pumpkin puree, roasted potatoes and salad. The pumpkin puree was a pleasant addition, as its natural sweetness balanced out the slight saltiness from the gravy.
On the other hand, the appetisers were nothing to rave about. The Salade Boeuf Grille ($19.90) was basically a mixed salad topped with grilled beef. While the strips of beef were tender and flavourful, the salad felt more like an afterthought.
For dessert, I re-acquainted myself with the Tartelette Citron ($6.40), which was thankfully as wonderful as I remembered it to be.
The swirls of meringue melted in my mouth and tasted like a dream, while the lemon cream was zesty enough for my liking.
The Noel Collection
Paul’s line-up of Noel Collection desserts include this set of 12 mini macarons.
This Christmas, dessert lovers are in for a treat. Paul will be releasing its Noel collection of pastries and desserts starting from Nov 30, which includes the Assortment of 12 Mini Macarons ($19) — a special Christmas edition of mini macarons featuring festive flavours such as nougat, chestnuts, praline chocolate, figs, orange chocolate and coffee.
Be delighted beyond the bread range.
By Samantha Francis
Paul, various outlets including Marina Bay Link Mall, 8A Marina Boulevard, #B2-07, Singapore 018984, Tel: 6509 8329