Eat.Good.Clean.Food Becoming Cafe Livre et Le Marche, Open November 1st

Zadi's seafood tagine
Zadi’s seafood tagine Photo: Susan Park

Chef Farid Zadi, who opened Culver City’s Eat.Good.Clean.Food last month with his wife and partner Susan Park, is changing their restaurant and market into a new cafe concept with a new name. Cafe Livre et Le Marche, still a bit of an awkward mouthful, will open on November 1st as a take-out focused concept with the same professional quality of cuisine, with Zadi writing to us, “Eat. Good. Clean. Food. was a temporary name. Now it’s our motto.”

The new cafe will have 30 seats and a scattering of tables in and outdoors. The restaurant will be what the chef compares to a “fast-casual bistro” with everything cooked from scratch, then packaged for take-out in a quick service atmosphere. Zadi will create weekly menus with a strong French core, as well as introducing dishes from a range of Mediterranean cultures and offering goods to-go.

Zadi relates that the cafe will produce chef-quality “wholesome” meals in a collaboration with Creative Cuisine Catering, intended for busy lives and hard-working professionals who may not have the time to sit down for a full-service meal.

Cafe Livre et Le Marche opens November 1st, Monday through Saturday, 11:00 A.M.-7:00 P.M. at 9626 Venice Blvd. Culver City. 310-842-9078. See the first week’s menu below.

Sample menu for opening week, November 1, 2011


$9 Egg Salad Tartine (creamy eggs, arugula, piquillo pepper pesto, chives, crème fraiche)

$9.5 Tuna Salad Tartine (olive oil poached albacore tuna, celery, capers, dill, parsley, lemon

$10 Roast Chicken Sandwich (roasted chicken breast, avocado, cucumber, tomato, arugula)

$13 Flank Steak Sandwich (arugula, horseradish, gruyere)

$12 Herb and Citrus Marinaded Flank Steak Salad

$12 Chicken and Avocado Salad (roast chicken breast, avocado, tomato, and chive)

small: $7.50/ medium $14/ large $24

Tuscan Roast Chicken (Mary’s free range chicken, marinated in herbs, citrus and garlic)

Hangar Steak, red wine marinade

Poulet au Riesling

small $4.50/ medium $8.00 /Large $12

Arugula, Basil and Ricotta Insalata; Citronette

Greens, Orange and Sweet Onion; Balsamic and
Dijon Vinaigrette

Couscous and White Bean Salad (heirloom flageolets, couscous, toasted pine nuts, herbs, shallots, lemon)

Quick braised vegetable mix

Roasted fingerlings

French Mac and Cheese with Gruyere

Quiche du Jour- $6.50 per slice

French soups, stews or braises of the Day in pints
and quarts- $8-$16

Cheese , Charcuterie and Spreads

Ramekin of Chicken Liver Parfait- $8

Country Pâté- $8

Cheese and charcuterie plates- $8 and up

Spanish Cocas- $6 per slice

small $2/medium $3

Green Tea and Mint Aqua Fresca

Fruit Agua Fresca

Italian and French Sodas

Almond baklava cigars- 6 for $6 dipped in chocolate or citrus syrup side

Profiteroles with custard cream and seasonal fruit
$3 each

French fruit tart- $6 per slice
Brunch all day on Saturday

Eat.Good.Clean.Food Becoming Cafe Livre et Le Marche, Open November 1st