Couture Tray. Oh-kay. I admit, my eyebrow shot up when I heard the word couture used to describe a meal tray. A meal that had fashion aspirations perhaps? When it was laid in front of me though, all my skepticism flew out of the window. How can I not be entranced by such a pretty meal?
Delifrance’s Couture Trays however, offer more than meets the eye. These couture trays are inspired by French food samplers that offer a wide array of small, delectable morsels that let you experience a wide selection of flavors and textures instead of plying you with giant servings of the same dish.
With my curiosity piqued, I trooped off to Delifrance and ordered two of the Tray Coutures. I had Philippe, while my mom got Henri. The trays come standard with half a pasta dish, half a sandwich, an appetizer and dessert (that varies depending on the chef) and the diner’s choice of either iced tea, four seasons or orange juice.
Philippe came with pumpkin soup and fancy, twirly breadsticks, some beef stroganoff, half a tuna-onion clubhouse and a piece of chocolate. At a glance, the soup had me squealing because it was served in a shot glass! Like some soup I see on Top Chef!
While there was a small spoon provided, I grabbed the glass and started shooting the soup. It’s in a shot glass, it must be taken as a shot or sipped, at the very least. It didn’t disappoint. The pumpkin soup was hearty with a slightly sweet tone underneath the savory, velvety soup. Little bits of pumpkin added to the velvety feel of the soup as it crumbled on your tongue. Mmm!
The beef stroganoff was as good as always, with tender, just cooked slices of beef and mushroom coated in the creamy, slightly sour sauce and flecked with snips of fresh parsley. Accompanying the pasta was the hearty half tuna-onion clubhouse. Honestly though, with the sheer size of it, I felt like it was more like a small, whole sandwich—definitely filling enough for those with larger appetites.
I ended my meal with the chocolate piece which was a pleasant surprise. I was expecting a run-of-the-mill milk chocolate bit. What I got was a semi-sweet nugget that was infused with what I think is orange rind. Yum!
My mom’s tray, Henri, had half a premiere clubhouse sandwich (bacon, ham, and eggs) and the shrimp pesto pasta along with her pumpkin soup, breadsticks and chocolate piece. I swiped a bite of her pesto and agreed with her that it was good. They use hand-prepared pesto, the kind where you pound the basil leaves into a rough, uneven paste, unlike the kind that’s evenly run through a food processor.
Aside from Philippe and Henri, they also have Amelia of the Seafood Deluxe Clubhouse and Pomodoro Angel Hair and Cherie of the California Chicken Clubhouse and Garlic Pesto. All in, I found the Tray Couture visually pleasing, substantially filling, and very delicious.
Get a taste of the Delifrance Tray Couture!
Enough with the rambling. This time, you can’t accuse me of making you guys hungry because Delifrance is inviting you to try their Tray Couture sets for FREE!
Simply post a comment saying which Tray Couture personality you feel reflects your own personality. Be witty. Be creative. BE CRAZY! I’ll be taking comments until September 30, then awarding the 10 best replies with a free Delifrance Tray Couture Coupon.
Or the delightfully, health-conscious Amelia?
Seafood Deluxe Clubhouse and Pomodoro Angel Hair Pasta
Possibly the sophisticated yet comforting Cherie?
California Chicken Clubhouse and Garlic Pesto Pasta
Or hearty, down-to-earth Philippe?
Tuna Onion Mayo Clubhouse and Beef Stroganoff Pasta
â€¢ Only people who are based in Manila and its nearby suburbs may join. Just being realistic, let’s allow those who can actually enjoy the prize win, okay? I mean, you know me guys, there will be other giveaways that will be open to all in the future again! *wink*
â€¢ Winners may claim their prizes at GeiserMaclang (c/o Joyce Pogoy) Unit 7C, 114 Tuscan Bldg., V. A Rufino St., Legaspi Village, Makati City Tel: 812.8828 / 812.9199, 0917.523.4624
Last photo is property of Delifrance / GeislerMaclang. Used with permission.