Like many of our guests, Zoe & I love to eat out. More often than not, we feel like the chef is cooking at us, rather than for us. When we opened LPM, we thought that it would be nice to take into consideration our own style of cooking, our guest’s preferences, and match that to what was currently best, freshest, and à propos to the occasion.
In addition to our standard menu, we offer a 5-course prix fixe menu which I create every afternoon after visiting the market. Highlighting the day’s most inspiring ingredients and techniques, it offers our guests an introduction to the cuisine and leisurely pace that a multi-course meal offers.
I like to think of our Prix Fixe as a starting point to my preferred way of serving food at La Petite Maison – a variety of small courses until our guests tell us “Enough.” Then maybe a couple more courses, a pause, and something to finish the meal. Another pause, perhaps a digestif, and soon there’ll be room for another taste or two. I love the idea of spoiling our guests, and sending them home with some memories, and perhaps a little reminder of the night before for them to enjoy the morning after.
For small private groups of like-minded gourmands, we offer the Chef’s Table – for those wanting something a bit more special. It gives us a chance to get to know our most adventurous customers and share with them our favorite dishes while we recreate their own, paired with our cherished selections from our cellar.— Chef Wells