Okay so today was Cote D’ Azur lunch or in English, the French Riviera. It was nowhere near a coastline but it boasts of French cuisine. It’s tucked away along a hem off Nguyen Thi Minh Khai St. I would have probably gotten lost trying to find it if I went on my own. 😛
I went with Katrina and Marina from our office (thanks Kat for bringing us to this place!). The place was hidden so it was a wonder if a lot of people knew the place. According to Kat, Cote d’ Azur is busier in the evenings.
The restaurant is housed in a 2-floor building. We ate at the second floor where sunlight was streaming into the dining area. It was wonderfully cozy and inviting.
This is an ideal place to take your significant other or have a business lunch or just chill with your girl friends.
We ordered from the Business Lunch menu of appetizer, main course, and dessert.Katrina and I had the Serrano Ham for appetizers which was really, really good. The saltiness of the ham went well with the asparagus and Hollandaise sauce. I honestly would just come back for appetizers because of this. 😛
Marina had the shrimp on avocado for appetizer (sorry for the blurry photos!).For the main course, Kat had the Tuna Steak which was pan-seared with sauteed vegetables in sweet pepper sauce.
Marina and I ordered the Salmon. Marina’s was a bit overcooked while mine was actually pretty good.
After the appetizers, main course, and freshly baked bread, I was actually pretty full. So we just ordered caramel flan with raspberries and strawberry for sharing paired with peppermint tea.
We were also served biscuits and chocolates.I don’t really put sugar in my tea but it was just nice to take a picture of the cubes —
Cote d’ Azur is open during lunch (11:00-13:30) and dinner (18:00-21:30) but is closed on Sundays. Best to call them for reservations.
Cote d’ Azur
12T3 Nguyen Thi Minh Khai St., D1, HCMC