La Madeleine Celebrates 35 Years With French-Inspired

Smart Choice Recipes

New flavorful menu items compromise nothing but the calories

La Madeleine French Bakery & Café ushers in 2018 with new smart choice recipes celebrating the French love affair with food. The French are experts at a balanced approach to food and diet, never sacrificing flavor. La Madeleine has made it easy for guests to do the same with flavorful new recipes that leave no room for guilt.

La Madeleine Celebrates 35 Years With French-Inspired Smart Choice Recipes (PRNewsfoto/la Madeleine French Bakery & Ca)

“You shouldn’t sacrifice flavor and satisfaction to eat well. One of the many things I love about French culture and cuisine is the attitude and believe that food should be celebrated. This celebration and romance with food, inspired our new Smart Choice recipes,” said Susan Dederen, la Madeleine’s vice president of culinary operations.  “We are also celebrating our 35th anniversary this February. In honor of the occasion, we created an Anniversarie éclair filled with chocolate pastry cream, bananas and caramel crisp pears then topped with whipped cream. The flavors are magical together. Our pastry chefs will be making the Anniversarie éclairs late January through March.”

La Madeleine makes it easy to enjoy eating well with veggies and proteins giving guests the option to add chicken or salmon to any salade. Give this year a fresh start with their new and existing Smart Choice recipes.

  • New Mediterranean Kale & Quinoa Salade (693 cal): Massaged kale with quinoa, cucumbers, grape tomatoes, Kalamata olives, artichokes, garbanzo beans and feta cheese in a mild garlic dressing
  • New Salmon & French Lentils (537 cal): Roasted salmon fillet served over French lentil and kale stew
  • New Spicy Basque Chicken & Rice Bowl (540 cal): Balsamic-marinated chicken with a spicy roasted bell pepper, garlic, white wine and tomato sauce over rice Provençal
  • New Spicy Eggs Basque (600 cal): Two fried eggs over a spicy, roasted bell pepper, garlic, white wine and tomato sauce with a toasted baguette
  • Original Caesar Salade (220-460 cal): Crisp romaine, house-made croutons, shredded Parmesan and our Fat Free or Original Caesar dressing
  • Cranberry & Pecan Wild Field Salade (480 cal): Sweet dried cranberries, toasted pecans, and field greens tossed in balsamic vinaigrette
  • Chicken la Madeleine (540 cal): Balsamic-marinated chicken topped with creamy wild mushroom sauce served with rice Provençal and steamed broccoli

In addition to the Smart Choice recipes, la Madeleine has added a savoury option to their Café Sampler where guests can choose half a Café Classique, petite salade and cup of soupe. The new Spinach Artichoke Friand consists of spinach, artichoke and garlic Boursin cheese baked in a puff pastry.

La Madeleine’s popular Heart Cheesecakes, an annual favorite, will be making an appearance January 24th and will be available while supplies last through Valentine’s Day. The Heart Cheesecakes easily serve two and are available with fresh raspberries or chocolate ganache.

Dallas-based la Madeleine French Bakery & 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. From its signature fireplace to its crave-worthy food, la Madeleine offers a warm, welcoming atmosphere where guests can enjoy French-inspired fare served throughout the day. Breakfast, lunch and dinner feature handcrafted entrées, sandwiches, salades and soupes, as well as freshly baked breads, artisan pâtisserie and more. La Madeleine currently has more than 80 corporate and franchised cafés across Arkansas, Arizona, Georgia, Louisiana, Maryland, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico, Colorado, Virginia and Washington, D.C.

The seasonal menu is available through early spring. Complete menu information is available at

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