The Boulangerie Patisserie has recently reopened in a new location with a new name: Boulangerie Patisserie: Les Halles Bakery. Guests will find the space more open and comfortable than the original location. The new bakery has more seating both indoor and outdoor. One of the most notable changes, the bakery opens at 9 am, so if you’re coming in through the international gateway this would be a good stop for breakfast. Word is, they even sell alcohol at opening.
Let’s take a look at the menu:
If you are looking for some savory, lunch type food there are two soups choices on the menu: Soupe de Potiron (pumpkin soup) and Bisque de Homard (lobster bisque) which are $4.25 and $4.90, respectively. Both are available as a snack credit.
There are also several salads to choose from including Marche (lettuce, vegetables, and lemon dressing) for $5.50, Nicoise (tuna, potato, eggs, beans, tomato, dressing) for $9.25, and Lyonnaise (frizze, bacon, egg, croutons, vinaigrette) for $8.25.
There are four sandwich options: Jambon Beurre (ham and cheese, dijon mustard butter on baguette) for $6.25, Dinde BLT (turkey, bacon, lettuce, tomato and garlic aioli) for $8.50, Croissant Fromage (ham, cheese in a croissant) for $4.75, and Poulet au Pistou (chicken breast with cheese, tomato, red onion) for $9.00.
Finally, on the savory side of the menu are the specialties. There dishes range from $1.85 for half of a baguette to $9.25 for an imported cheese plate. For something more hearty, there are two quiches on the menu for about $6 each.
If sweets or pastries are what you are looking for, check out the Viennoiseries. These option include a plain croissant for $1.85 or Frangipane (almond filling between puff pastry) for $3.70. Personally, I would go for the Sacristain (pastry with chocolate chips and cream) for $3.65 or Pain Au Chocolat (chocolate croissant) for $2.85. Each one of these is available as a snack credit.
There are also Tartes which will cost between $4.25-$4.75 and include Fraises (vanilla cream, topped with strawberry), Citron (lemon creme topped with meringue), and Pommes (puff pastry dough with caramelized apples). For chocoholics like me, there is the Chocolat Tarte (caramel cream and chocolate mousse). YUM! And, all of these will cost one snack credit.
To end your meal, check out the desserts! These range in price from $2.95-$5.85 and include creme brulee, chocolate mousse, and a napolean (puff pastry with layered cream). All of the desserts are available as a snack credit except for the three mousse cakes. I’ll take one of each!
There are many drink options, or Boissons (all will take your snack credits, except for the Limonade, or French soda). They have the standard Coke products, coffee, tea, milk, and orange juice, but they also have espressos, cappuccinos, lattes, and a strawberry smoothie.
To top off your meal, try one of their alcoholic beverages. For $12.21 for a glass of champagne, $6.85 for Bourgogne Blanc (white wine), $5.87 for a glass of Chardonnay, $7.98 for Bordeaux, and $6.57 for Kronenbourg 1664 (beer).
For the longest time, I have skipped the bakery because of the long lines and crowds. But, with the bigger space and the updated menu, I will stop their on my next trip, possibly for breakfast!
What do you think of the new Boulangerie Patisserie: Les Halles Bakery? Have you dined there? Does the new menu interest you (how could it not with all that chocolate)?