Cafe Livre et Le Marche Brings Tea-Smoked Rillettes and Tea-Infused Aguas Frescas to New Garden Patio

The cafe's tea with Zadi's almond cigars
The cafe’s tea with Zadi’s almond cigars Photo: Cafe Livre et Marche

Farid Zadi’s Cafe Livre et Le Marche is opening a tea and coffee garden at the Venice Blvd. restaurant’s back patio. The patio will make its grand-opening debut on Saturday, January 21st from noon to 6:00 P.M., with a public event celebrating the following Monday’s Lunar New Year kickoff. The tea selection will include tisanes, white teas, steamed and pan-fried green teas, and fermented Chinese Pu-erh teas, with flights available and also available with included taste-tests of Zadi’s new tea-friendly eats.

The new menu includes slow-cooked egg sandwiches, scones, and an even cooler-sounding selection of tea-infused dishes. Those offerings include almond cigars with mint tea syrup, tea-smoked duck rilletes, chai-spiced Marcona almonds, matcha cookies, and tea quail eggs, while tea-infused aguas frescas and Arnold Palmers will soothe the non-traditional who refuse to fly their pinkies at the correct angle. See Zadi’s planned tea-inspired menu, below.


Types of tisanes and teas

Tisanes (rooibus, herbs and flowers)

White teas

Steamed green teas

Pan-fried green teas

Black teas

Pu-erh (fermented)

Savory and sweet bites infused with tea

Tea Quail Eggs

Lapsang Souchong Peanuts

Chai Spiced Marcona Almonds

Tea Smoked Duck rillettes

Matcha Sugar Cookies

Almond Cigars with Mint Tea Syrup

Mini Tea Scones

Tea Flights

3 teas for $6

6 teas for $9

Tea Flights + Bites

3 for $12

6 for $18

Cold Teas

Iced Tea Lemonades

Tea infused Aqua Frescas

Asian inspired Tea sandwiches, Salads, and Bento Boxes~ 5-12
(sample menu)

Heirloom Radish tea sandwiches, Ginger and Black Sesame

Slow-cooked Egg Salad Sandwich
(cooked overnight in a slow cooker, not a Korean sauna)
Cucumber, Chives, Watercress, Thai chili and cilantro vinaigrette

Thai Cobb Salad
Eggs, Avacado, Slow Roasted Corn, Heirloom Tomatoes, Green curry grilled chicken, Pork Confit

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Cafe Livre et Le Marche Brings Tea-Smoked Rillettes and Tea-Infused Aguas