Amélie set to open in Cambridge

The first UK flammekeuche restaurant comes to Cambridge 

Cambridge will be the location of the UK’s first flammekueche restaurant, set to open next month by the Vue Cinema inside the Grafton Centre. Featuring a bright, modern design and a gallery kitchen, Amélie will serve a variety of flammekueche, or tarte flambée, a dish which hails from the Alsace region on the French-German border. Similar to a pizza, it features a very light, thin bread dough, slathered with crème fraiche, and finished with topping combinations like smoked pork belly, chili and gherkins, or parma ham, parmesan and rocket.

Amélie is the brainchild of a family team made up of chef and restaurateur Regis Crepy – whose previous endeavours include the Great House in Lavenham – and his son Alex. “I am tremendously excited to be embarking on this new venture with Alexander and bringing flammekueche, a relatively unknown and totally different eating experience,
to not only Cambridge but to the UK too,” said Regis. “Alex has invaluable experience with the Gaucho Group as one of its youngest managing partners, and is keen to find his own niche and introduce flammekueche to the cosmopolitan vibrant dining scene of Cambridge. I, not quite ready to hang up my pots and pans, am delighted to support him in this new venture, Amélie, named after his sister, my daughter.”

Flammekueche’s prices will start at £5.95, and the restaurant will also offer a small range of tapas-style dishes such as paprika roast cauliflower, and sardines with preserved lemon on sourdough bread. Plus look out for the bar, housed within an old yellow Citroen van and serving up wines, craft beer and soft drinks.