Good food doesn’t always come cheap. And the moment you mention a 10-course meal, a satiated stomach and an empty wallet come to mind. But a city restaurant is breaking that cliché with a special affordable deal for food lovers. To introduce some new dishes on their menu, Le Pain Quotidien (LPQ) is offering a 10-course tasting meal to those interested in global cuisine. To top it all, both, non-vegetarian and vegetarian options will be served for all of R800 and R700 (exclusive of taxes) respectively.
The restaurant’s founder and head, Chef Alain Coumont, announced this dinner-only offer, saying, “This summer, me and my chefs from around the world, including India, spent time together at my organic farm in France (in Montpellier). We decided to offer a single meal, which serves several small portions, of 10 courses to allow our guests to try our creations.” Comprising appetisers, salads, main course and dessert options, the tasting menu can be experienced at the Belgian eatery’s Bandra Kurla Complex and Colaba outlets till December 13. Those who miss the deadline needn’t worry, as these dishes have also been added to the regular menu. “We have selected dishes that draw from our Belgian heritage and from the family of our kitchens around the world,” adds Coumont.
Vegetarian 10-course meal
Forest Mushroom Tartine with Gruyere Cheese
Mixed Bean and Quinoa with Lemon Tahini Dressing
Spinach Ravioli with Thyme Butter
Vegetable Pot Pie with
Mustard Cream and Thyme
Grilled Vegetable Cous Cous Paella
Dessert trio (Warm Pear and Cinnamon Tart, Belgian Chocolate Mousse Slice, Raspberry Cheesecake)
Non-vegetarian 10-course meal
Smoked Chicken and Cheddar Cheese Tartine with Jalapeno Chilies
Mixed Bean and Quinoa Sprout Salad with Lemon
Chicken and Mixed Bean Tagine
GazpachoChicken Pot Pie with Mustard Cream and Thyme
Braised Pork Belly
Call LPQ at Colaba at 6615 0202 and the BKC outlet at 6643 1617 for reservations.