Auburgine, Yoghurt tahini and Dukkah salad. Credit:
Bel-air, an L.A. styled restaurant, is now open for business in Shoreditch.
Founder Andrew Bredon has employed Damian Currie (previously of Lardo and Zucca) to develop the menu. True to the name, the menu takes inspiration from the light, healthy dishes commonly associated with California; low in carbs, salts and refined sugars.
Breakfasts will feature a ‘Build your own Breakfast’ opportunity, whereby customers can mix and match their own choices of buckwheat porridge, pineapple and coconut granola, almond milk, Greek Yogurt and much more. Additionally, you can add a multitude of toppings: Compotes, agave syrup, nuts, cacao nibs. Even those suffering from a hangover can treat their bodies to a healthy start to the day with their ‘Healthy Hangover Hash’: chorizo, grated courgette, Shaksuka.
Not satisfied with oats and yogurts? customers can get themselves San Francisco styled sour dough and wheat free sandwiches with a selection of fresh toppings (avocado, beetroot, sumac).
Alongside a healthy meal Bel-air also offers ‘Breakfast Shots’, like the ‘Fresh Prince’, fennel, cucumber, mint and ginger.
Lunch has even more fresh and healthy offerings such as crab cakes with fresh ginger, chilli and coriander, coupled with Pak Choi and pickled daikon salad. Even lighter are the mix and match salad boxes.
Drinks include refreshing coconut water and cold pressed juices as well as coffee sourced from a local micro roaster. Bel-air will also provide a Japanese Matcha tea.58 Paul Street, London, EC2A 4LN.