vientiane has lovely french restaurants which serve really good french food and all so reasonably priced. we had our working lunch at Na Dau Restaurant right near the Patuxay Arch or Arch De Triomphe of Vientiane.
Pity it was a working lunch, and way too serious for me to fish out the digital to snap pics of our set lunch. The bread was out of the world, and the butter...oh my...i haven't had butter this good like forever. Au Petit Salut's
(which is the French Restaurant in Singapore i go to the most) butter and breads are no match for the rolls they served at Na Dau..and they kept coming and coming! I had a salad- SCRUMPTIOUS, then grilled fish- TO DIE FOR and a gorgeous dark chocolate cake soaked in something nice and tart- DIVINE! And best of all, it was all for just about $US10 per pax - MAK KAU!
Boss and I also dined at Restaurant Le Provencale
at Le Fontaine before we left for the airport after our meetings. It serves rustic Southern French-style dishes and also has a large portion of pastas and thin crust pizzas. I had a really lovely Neopolitane pizza- anchovies, mozarella, olives for just about US$7- MAK KAU! Something like that at somewhere like Spizza
in Singapore would cost at least SGD 20, i believe!
The Le Fontaine area is really cosy and nice, with lovely French and Italian restaurants all around. I told Boss, as we ate dinner, if we squinted as we looked out the window by our table at Le Provencale towards Le Fountaine (the Fountain), if we squinted just enough, you could just believe you were in Paris. So romantic lah! LOL!
Anyhow I can't wait to return to Vientiane and try the famouse Le Silapa restaurant which has received rave reviews from even the New York Times. Expected costs- US$10-13- MAK KAU! So cheap!
Labels: eveel appetite, travel bug, Vientiane