This month a modern interpretation of a classic French crêperie comes to the byways just south of Old Spitalfields Market. L’Ami Malo will open in Artillery Passage with a 50% off food soft launch between 16-27 January ahead of its official launch on 29 January.
French owners Emilien Lesourd and Vincent Couvreur, alongside Breton-born head chef Williams Guillemot, have created a stylish all-day eatery and bar inspired by France’s northwest and the traditional town of St Malo in Brittany, famous for its delicious galettes.
The menu uses buckwheat in its galettes – favoured for its healthy, versatile and gluten-free properties. Suitable for sharing, savoury galettes take a unique Asian twist and come delivered in ‘maki’-style rolls, with signatures including Bayonne ham with Comté cheese, tomato tartare, roasted hazelnuts and baby spinach; and smoked salmon, avocado, lemon cream cheese and sunflower seeds.
More traditional galettes include: Confit duck leg with caramelised pear and red wine jus; Morteau sausage, leek fondue, Jersery Royal New Potatoes and French mustard; or Hepburns smoked ham, duck egg, maple cured bacon and Comté cheese.
Classic sweet crêpes feature: Lemon and sugar; apple compote, butter sauce and salted caramel.
Le Moulin, a French take on a speakeasy bar, is tucked away at the back of the restaurant with its own entrance. The bar will showcase seasonal cocktails – including the Pommeau Spritz, a blend of apple juice, cider, calvados and apple blossom flower – and, as one might expect from a Breton-inspired restaurant, the drinks menu includes a delightful range of craft ciders from Brittany and Normandy such as Cidrerie Nicol and Maison Sassy, whilst the exclusively French wine list features orange and organic varieties.
Soft launch T&Cs
- The soft launch offer is for 50% off food only between 16-27 January 2018 for lunch and dinner on advance bookings only – to make a reservation visit www.lamimalo.com.
- Subject to availability.
- Soft launch offer excludes drinks and service.