Will Art du Fromage Convert Londoners to Art of Cheese?
According to Cheese-only restaurant opens in London (just don't expect Cheddar) by Kunal Dutta (Independent, March 20), Julien Ledogar and Jean-Charles Madenspacher, the two 24 year old Frenchmen behind L'Art du Fromage a new London eaterie have their work cut out for them.
It's not he states because the British hate cheese.
The main challenge, he says is that cheese does not have a natural place in the course of a british meal.
The menu at L'Art du Fromage (Art of Cheese) goes beyond the usual Cheese Board/ Cheese Plate with Fondue and as the owners come from Alsace they had to showcase Tartes Flambee (some call it the Alsatian pizza) not Tarte Flammee. I almost forgot to mention Raclette.
Both Raclette and Fondue have to be ordered for two.
And if your party includes a cheese resistant, they have a couple dishes like boeuf bourguignon and foie gras to pacify them
Wine list seems to be all French from the Loire to Alsace, Bordeaux, the Rhone and also Savagnin and Vin Jaune from Jura.
We will see a year from now if Julien and Jean-Claude managed to gain a loyal following in the British capital.