Le Pain Quotidien has released some details about the location its planning for Central Park (at the northern edge of Sheep Meadow), and among the items that will be new at the faux farmhouse are organic draft beer, organic vegan ice cream, fresh homemade Belgian Liège waffles, take-out baguette sandwiches, pre-packed picnic boxes, and free extended range Wi-Fi. And as if in response to complaints that Le Pain is becoming Starbucks, theres further proof that this will be among the most ambitious of the companys 140 worldwide locations.
Come summer, when the opening hours of 7 a.m. till 9 p.m. will expand, organic, vegetable-centered menus (similar to ones offered at French locations last summer) will be available in the 30-seat dining room and 100-seat terrace. Le Pain Quotidien at Mineral Springs Pavilion opens this Saturday.
Le Pain Quotidien, Mineral Springs Pavilion, Central Park; entrance at W. 69th St. and Central Park West