Le Pain Quotidien, the famous Belgian bakery-restaurant celebrated its 30th anniversary on October 26th this year. We were few of the lucky ones invited to the event.
On the eve of the 30th anniversary, LPQ launched a wholesome new menu that celebrates seasonal ingredients and artisanal techniques. It was a lovely evening and we got to try some of the dishes on their new menu.
LPQ was established thirty years ago by Alain Coumont in Belgium and now it has many branches around the world. Dubai itself has many outlets across the city. We visited their Nakheel Mall branch in Palm Jumeirah.
Le Pain Quotidien means the daily bread. And at LPQ everything revolves around bread. You can expect freshly baked warm bread made with organic stone-ground flour that is patiently kneaded by hand and baked in stone-lined hearths.
All the LPQ outlets have rustic and earthy European style decor with a large communal table in the center. It has a welcoming atmosphere.
We started off with their perfect artisanal loaves baked according to tradition and Turmeric Tonic to drink. Being vegetarians we were happy and satisfied with the vegetarian/vegan options.
Loved their Bread Basket that consisted of wheat, rye, five-grain, olive and walnut bread. We had it with their organic jams and spreads. Their Pot-Au-Feu, Warm Goat Cheese Salad and Zaatar and Labneh Tartine was wholesome and tasty.
Ended our dinner with Zaatar Croissant, Chocolate Éclair, Carrot Cake and Coffee.
Quality, simplicity, conviviality and authenticity that is Le Pain Quotidien for you. Wishing LPQ a very happy 30th anniversary and congratulations on the new amazing menu.