Cambridge’s ‘skinny pizza’ restaurant gets gorgeous makeover

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The Grafton centre: Cambridge’s ‘skinny pizza’ restaurant gets gorgeous makeover

New dishes at Amelie Restaurant: french fries, fried squids, garlic bread  and hummus
New dishes on Amelie Restaurant menu

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Amelie, in The Grafton centre, has been re-styled with a new glamorous and ultra-modern look.

The restaurant, which was started by father-son duo Regis and Alex Crepy, is famous for its flam-kuche, or ‘skinny pizza’.

Flammekueche, is a flatbread dish originating from France, but it has been given a simpler name at Amelie.

Alex explained what a flam-kuche is: “The flam-kuche may look like skinny pizza but the taste is so different and wow – unexpectedly good!

“The yeast-free dough is thin and light and doesn’t leave that bloated feel like from pizza. It’s spread with crème fraiche and a choice of tasty imaginative toppings that stay fresh and full of flavour as the base takes only a matter of minutes to cook at a high heat until crisp, giving each bite a crunch and unexpected burst of the delicious distinct flavours.”

The Crepy family fell in love with it whilst travelling to and from Alex’s university in Switzerland.

Regis is a well-known Suffolk chef, having owned The Great House in Lavenham, Maison Bleue in Bury St Edmunds and Mariners in Ipswich.

Alex decided to follow in his footsteps and train in hospitality management from Ecole Hoteliere de Lausanne.

After spending a few years working in London restaurants, Alex decided to work with his dad and bring the flam-kuche to the UK, and Amelie was born.

Alex said: “My father and I wanted to work together and introduce something new to the casual diner. We’d always made a point of eating flammekueche, the traditional and popular dish in the Alsace whilst we were travelling to and from my university in Switzerland.

“As we enjoyed it so much we thought others would too – yet it’s still relatively unknown in the UK. So we opened Amelie, rechristened the dish to flam-kuche for ease of pronunciation and customers enjoy the dish as much as us – everyone who tries it is converted.”

Just like the rest of the hospitality industry, Amelie has suffered during the coronavirus pandemic, but is now back with a stylish new look.

As well as some new decor, there are also some delicious new items on the menu.

New decor with new entrance at Amelie Restaurant in Cambridge
Amelie Restaurant new entrance

Explaining the makeover, Alex said: “We’ve created a more restaurant-style environment with a new layout and lighting, seating with chairs and banquettes which offers privacy and ensures social distancing at this time. The striking mix of planting and screening creates a more intimate, welcoming area within The Grafton food court.

“As well as new flavours for our flam-kuche, we’ve expanded our small plates menu with modern light dishes that are simple, full of flavour and there’s something for everyone. Choices include pulled beef brisket in a French bun with horseradish mayo, couscous fregola salad or sardine bruschetta. We’ve also added smoothies to the drink’s menu.”

Although the flam-kuche is the star of the show, there are also many other dishes to try.

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