La Cantine

cafe

WOW! OUR FIRST SEASON IS ALMOST OVER!

Unbelievably we’re already only a couple of weeks away from the end of the season, it seems like only last week that we welcomed everyone in for a sample taste of what was on offer. Since then we’ve gone from strength to strength and sandwich to sandwich, we’ve added to the menu bit by bit and now have a long list of weekly specials. Some of our favourites being; slow braised beef chilli, served with guacamole. Jerk pork served with caramelised pineapple. Steak and cheese, and would you believe it mac ‘n’ cheese with bacon, carb monster!!

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We’re all very thankful and perhaps a little relieved at how well its been received by both seasonnaires and holiday makers alike. Our mission was to try and provide an affordable and alternative lunch option amongst all the pizzas, crêpes and burgers on offer around Tignes. And to hopefully add to the growing reasons for people to visit Le Lavachet, which over the last few years has become a great place to hang out.

A special thank you is most definitely owed to the amazing team that have ran the show and helped to iron out all the teething problems along the way. Alice, Bleu, Chenoa, Andy, Charlie, Joe, Debbs, Sophie, Amy and Amy, and also Anna for her amazing cakes. It’s been great vibes and service with a smile from start to finish. Which is probably why our loyal seasonnaires keep coming back for more grilled cheese.

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What’s next then….?
We’re all having a well earned break and putting our feet for a few weeks. Then we’re back for the summer with more delicious grilled cheese and summery treats. Expect some refreshing and healthy salads, and some naughty and not so healthy desserts, perfect for a warm summers day.

Project Update – Work is Underway

Building the framworkThe interior of what used to be a ski rental shop has been gutted and we’re well under way with the transformation into a modern and lively eating space.
Much of the interior design requires a new wooden framework to enable us to create the desired effect.
A running theme throughout the space will be the use of reclaimed materials and quirky objects to form an interesting and inviting environment.

 

Much of our reclaimed wood has been retrieved from old pallets found in the local area. These have been sanded down a little and will be used as cladding around the breakfast bar and the front counter. To contrast the pallets, we have a full length blackboard wall which will be used to display the menu and artwork.

 

 

Reclaimed wood from old pallets

 

The next part of the project will be the floor. After stripping the carpet and the glue beneath, we’ll be left with a tiled floor which will then be painted a dark grey and stencilled!

We’ll have more project updates coming very soon…

Laser Printing – Engravings for the cafe interior

Just before leaving the UK for a summer back in Tignes, we managed to visit our friends at ‘Drawn by the Light’ to prepare some laser engravings for the interior of the cafe. One of the first installs of the build will be a timber clad bar front made from reclaimed pallet wood.

Here are some previews of the work so far:

Engaved Slats
Engraved slats ready to take to France for the install.
Printing with lasers
Printing with lasers