Bonbon Patisserie is now FLEUR DE SEL, a gourmet delicatessen from Stephane Gregoire, the former chef of Chapeau! and Pisces (from the AQUA restaurant group). The day will start with natural, organic, breakfast items like freshly baked croissants, muffins, and Greek yogurt parfaits with seasonal fruit. Lunch and early evening options will always includes a soup, a salad, an appetizer, a pasta dish, a risotto, a meat dish, and a dessert (and at least one of the dishes within this selection will be a vegetarian option). The prepared meals can be eaten there or available as take-out in compostable containers.
The opening menu includes asparagus soup with Parmesan croutons; organic mixed greens with artichokes, sun-dried tomatoes, and caramelized red onions; quinoa salad with fennel, shiitake mushrooms, artichokes, and green asparagus; fresh tagliatelle with braised Colorado lamb, swiss chard, pine nuts, and capers; and vegetarian risotto with fava beans, green peas, baby carrots, and spring onions. The menu will be seasonal and local, and Stephane makes his own fresh pasta with organic semolina flour and slow braises his meats sous-vide. There will also be organic, certified fair-trade coffees, hot chocolates, Numi teas, and chocolates Stephane has created himself. Hours are Mon-Fri 7am-7pm. 308 Kearny St. at Bush.