La Suite West, the boutique hotel designed by Anouska Hempel, has opened the city’s first vegan French patisserie, Cafe Forty One.
The new eatery is headed up by Clarisse Flon, the new head chef who joined the luxury boutique earlier this month. She boasts experience with Aubaine restaurants and her own vegan and gluten-free eatery The Sunny Spoon in London.
The new Café Forty One will offer breakfast, lunch and afternoon tea, as well as all-day desserts.
Breakfast items include a full English breakfast and brioche French toast with roasted strawberries, while the lunch menu consists of dishes such as citrus smoked “salmon,” pomegranate salad, and mushroom bourguignon pie and mash.
To evoke the patisserie aspect of Café Forty One, Flon serves all-day desserts such as passion fruit & coconut pavlova and chocolate & praline millefeuille, while afternoon tea includes sandwiches, pastries, non-alcoholic ‘fizz,’ and a selection of Italian coffee or loose-leaf tea.
The 80-bedroom La Suite West opened in 2012 and was the second property from Blakes Hotel owner Meir Abutbul.