March 05, 2015 // Franchising.com // DALLAS – Symbolic of the comforting and flavorful foods found in markets and cafés along the streets of France, la Madeleine is channeling its unmistakable distinction as it invites guests to savor the Country French Trio. Continuing the tradition of made-from-scratch, country French recipes filled with fresh ingredients, the Trio showcases la Madeleine’s roots in a variety of delicious options for its guests.
Available in la Madeleine’s 70-plus cafés nationwide, guests can customize their Country French Trio with two halves of la Madeleine’s French specialties alongside a cup of soupe or petite salade.
“Our French specialties are some of our most cherished items on the menu. They tie directly back to our roots and are certainly authentic country French, savory and comforting, but still very approachable,” said Susan Dederen, vice president of culinary for la Madeleine. “The Country French Trio is the perfect opportunity for our guests to try something new.”
With the Trio guests can choose from several of the brand’s signature items, including the rustic and hearty Chicken Friand, a flaky puff pastry shell filled with tender chicken, mushroom, onion and Swiss topped with creamy wild mushroom sauce. Other delectable options include the Spinach Pochette is an irresistible choice with creamy spinach and Swiss filling in a puff pastry shell. Or, savor la Madeleine’s famous homemade quiche - baked in a buttery, flaky pie crust. The Quiche Lorraine is filled with an egg, ham, bacon and Swiss custard or the Quiche Florentine has a house-made egg, spinach and Swiss filling.
In addition to the specialties, la Madeleine’s Country French Trio offers a selection of fresh-made salades and soupes, including the White Bean & Vegetable, Tomato Basil, French Onion or Cream of Mushroom soupes and the Caesar or Wild Field salades.
“We’re extremely proud of our French specialties– handcrafted every step of the way. And we also know it’s important to our guests to make their meal their own,” said John Cahill, chief operating officer of the Dallas-based brand. “The Country French Trio is our way to introduce (or reintroduce) these recipes to guests, while giving them the opportunity to choose and customize to their desire. My personal favorite is the Chicken Friand with creamy wild mushroom sauce. I can’t get enough.”
La Madeleine welcomes guests to experience delectable cuisine and an inviting ambiance every day. Writing recipes using classic French techniques, la Madeleine’s menu includes 76 items made from scratch daily. For more information, visit www.lamadeleine.com.
Dallas-based la Madeleine Country French Café was established in 1983 by self-described “French country boy” Patrick Esquerré to fulfill his dream of bringing classic French country fare to America. Inspired by his mother’s cooking, Patrick insisted on maintaining the integrity of French cuisine by using fresh ingredients and recipes that have been passed from one generation to the next.
From its signature fireplace to its crave-worthy food, la Madeleine offers a warm, welcoming atmosphere where guests are invited to come and stay in a casual, French home atmosphere. La Madeleine’s French-inspired fare served throughout the day during breakfast, lunch and dinner features handcrafted entrées, sandwiches, salades and soupes, as well as freshly-baked breads, artisan pâtisseries and several additional distinctive specialties. La Madeleine’s authenticity, innovation and fresh menu items differentiate the brand, creating widespread appeal.
A treasured part of many communities for more than 30 years, there are currently more than 70 cafés across Arizona, Georgia, Louisiana, Maryland, Oklahoma, Texas and Virginia. For more information on menu items, café locations and hours of operation, visit www.laMadeleine.com.
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