Friday, August 3, 2012


I just want to share with you our Cocktail Dinner at the Le Pré Catelan Le Restaurant in Paris.

We were invited to a cocktail dinner and indeed, it was all cocktail. I know all the better now.

A cocktail party (from is a social gathering that features mixed drinks, along with finger foods - hors d'oeuvres. A cocktail party can be formal or informal and guests are encouraged to intermingle and engage in conversation.

But because there was so much cocktails and desserts, you could really still be so full! 

The presentation was fantastic and they love putting a touch of gold leaf.
From Wikipedia, gold leaf is:
In some cultures gold (and silver) leaf is considered non-toxic when labeled as food-grade and so can be used to decorate food or drink, conveying a perception of luxury and high value. Such a leaf is called Vark. They can often be found on a number of dessertsand confectionery including chocolates and mithai.

Here are the hors d'oeuvres!!!
Hors d'oeuvre (UK /ɔːˈdɜrv/ or /ɔːˈdɜrvr(ə)/,[1] US /ɔrˈdɜrv/; French: [ɔʁ dœvʁ], literally "apart from the [main] work") or the first course, are food items served before the main courses of a meal.[2] The French (singular and plural) is hors d’œuvre; in English, the œ ligature is usually replaced by the digraph "oe" with the plural often written as "hors d'oeuvres" and pronounced /ɔrˈdɜrvz/. There are several related terms, such as a one-bite appetizer.
Hors d'oeuvre may be served at the desk, as a part of the meal; or they may be served before sitting at the table. Hors d'oeuvre prior to a meal are either rotating or passed. Stationary hors d'oeuvre are also referred to as "table hors d'oeuvre". Passed hors d'oeuvre are also referred to as "butler-style" or "butlered" hors d'oeuvre


more salmon

the gold leaf

Since hors d'oeuvres are supposed to be first meal, we did think that there would still be the main course.
Anyway, the taste was interesting, too! Some familiar... some not!
The place was beautiful and refreshing... so green and airy!
And the company was a great venue for making new friends and colleagues.

But I guess in the end, I was the busiest... taking pictures of all these little hors d'oeuvres!!! 
Actually, since I already escaped to do more shots of the place, they said I missed the many many dessert that came after!


  1. wow! you already Ma'am! :D How I wish I can visit Paris someday too.. <3 Is everything that expensive there? :) I'm just curious. hihihi :)

    Rhea Bue (Styles & Writes)

    1. You would love it there, Rhea. Many things are expensive there. But, there are outlet stores like Le Village, where my friend (who loves shopping!) said Longchamps bags were so cheap = = about 45 to 50 Euro, that she bought 50 pieces. (supposed to be one person can only buy 10 each but she also got the passports of her friends). I asked her if she sold it, and she said she gave it as pasalubong!!!

  2. hello ma'am pinay. it's really nice that you spend time taking photos of food. i like doing it too especially if they are beautifully presented and from a place i don't always go to. :>

    1. Exactly, Athena. I sometimes feel weird, but the people around me are getting used to it.

  3. Everything about Paris seems to be so high-class. Love it. I wonder how the foods in the photos taste. They look yummy.

  4. Yes, there is beauty in Parisian architecture, art, culture, food! The food also taste yummy!