After my recent travels to Paris, it was lovely to be treated to dinner at a French restaurant in the heart of London last week. We headed to L’Ami Malo, near Spitalfields, to try a range of their beautiful crepes – both savoury and sweet.
Located down a small street in the hustle and bustle of the city, L’Ami Malo offers a small seating area with a open plan kitchen and beautiful bar. Creating a contemporary twist on a traditional French crêperie, L’Ami Malo brings a modern taste of France to London. Using buckwheat in almost all of their dishes, L’Ami Malo also create a healthier take on French cuisine.
For starters, we opted for Smoked Salmon Buckwheat Maki Rolls – combining Japanese and French into one delicious mouth full. Made for sharing, the smoked salmon includes capers, shallots, dill, keta caviar and creme fraiche. In addition we also chose Asparagus & Cod Brandade – served with radishes, burnt vinaigrette and shards of crispy galette.
For mains we both chose a galette! With six variations on the menu, it was hard to choose just two. I opted for Morteau Sausage, because I was intrigued by their leek fondue, new baby potatoes and whole grain mustard. Whilst Stew chose the Seabass, served with wild garlic, vegetables and Bois Boudran sauce.
Stew definitely won the main course, whilst I think I won the starter with the Brandade – delicious!
And then the piece-de-resistance… Lemon & Blueberry Souffle. This was insanely good! Super light and fluffy, and of course served in a crepe, I mean, what else! It takes a little longer to prepare, approx. 15 mins, but you can use this time to order another glass of French wine, or in our case, French cider (who knew?!).
Do you like French food? Have you visited L’Ami Malo?