French chef Anne-Sophie Pic — who runs the three-Michelin star Maison Pic in the Southeastern French city of Valence — will soon open a more casual restaurant in the same city. Called Daily PIC, the restaurant's Facebook page (translated) notes that it is a "gourmet canteen" that is trying to accommodate "every occasion and every budget." According to France Bleu (translated), the restaurant will serve a menu of "fast food." This means there will be glass jars of food in self-service refrigerated displays that customers bring to a register. If the customer wants to eat at the restaurant, the food is reheated, but customers can also take the jars home to eat later.
The menu will feature dishes like like beef cheek with vegetables and black sesame, house made gnocchi with pesto and and parmesan, and strawberry eclairs, and different items will be added each week. Besides selling appetizers ($5.40), main dishes ($8.15), and desserts ($5.40) a la carte, there will also be two daily fixed-price menus for either $16 or $20 that include a combination of dishes. Daily PIC opens tomorrow.
· Anne-Sophie Pic Ouvre sa "Cantine Gourmande" à Valence [France Bleu]
· Daily PIC [Facebook]
· All Anne Sophie-Pic Coverage on Eater [-E-]