Louis needs you!

by Damien Cabanis in Norwich, Norfolk, England

Louis needs you!
We did it
On 7th November 2018 we successfully raised £14,641 with 178 supporters in 28 days

To raise funds so we can complete renovations to an ancient building and bring Louis’ Deli and Les Garrigues under one roof.

by Damien Cabanis in Norwich, Norfolk, England

New stretch target

WOW! Now we are stretching...

£15,000 stretch goal update.

We are so excited and grateful by the amount of support and interest in Louis and our project.

Thank you so far.

Now we have the opportunity to really drive this project forward. 

If we manage to reach the £15,000 mark by tomorrow morning... ;) We will  be able to purchase some Verre de vin fridges and coravin system to always serve you wine in perfect condition.

Lets get this one done!!!


News Flash:

Thank you for all your support so far!! As you can see on the first photo, we are getting there with plaster finish and floor getting ready to be laid out. We also are very nearer our goal and we might even be able to open in time for firework night next friday. Hooray, see you soon!!!! And merci.

Our story:

Two iconic Norwich businesses are coming together to create one outstanding city centre destination.

Les Garrigues French Food and Wine and Louis’ Deli are soon to be under the same roof, offering customers an even more exciting café, bistro and fine wine experience.

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It was three years ago now that Damien and his family opened Les Garrigues on St John Maddermarket.

Their aim was to bring directly imported organic, biodynamic and natural wine to Norwich from the Languedoc region where Damien’s family is from.

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They also wanted to offer a selection of delicious cheeses, charcuterie and other French delicatessen products.

The idea was that people could pop in to buy wine, cheese and saucisson –

or they could sit down for an hour or two to share tasty cheese or meat platters, enjoy the wine and simply absorb the authentic feeling of France.

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"UN VRAI BIJOU - THE SOUTH OF FRANCE IN THE EAST OF ENGLAND!~Friendly, knowledgeable service combined with excellent value, high quality and wholly authentic wines, charcuterie and condiments. Bien joué Damien!"

Les Garrigues quickly became a sought-after Norwich destination and it soon became clear the business was limited by the space and the facilities of the shop.

By great good fortune, however, the opportunity arose to move to the much-loved Louis’ Deli on Upper St Giles and to bring the two popular establishments together.

The businesses share the same ethos: a passion for sourcing quality products; a friendly, professional service and a warm and convivial ambience, which is valued by the community.

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"Delicious breaky stop~I stumbled upon this gorgeous deli this morning for breakfast. I had the special breakfast, the poached eggs were perfect and combination of flavours were delicious. Lovely staff, generous portions, quick service and very cute deli!"

We realised the move would give us the opportunity to develop both Louis and Les Garrigues further – and to bring something truly unique to our customers.

In addition to the breakfasts, sausage rolls, homemade ready meals and mouth-watering cakes that Louis is so famous for, we will now be serving a range of light French delicacies.

These will include tartines and other lunchtime dishes, as well as the delicious cheese and charcuterie boards that Les Garrigues has become known for.

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"Incredible~Wonderful service, delicious meat and cheese platters & beautiful wine. There really is nowhere like this in Norwich to relax with friends while drinking and nibbling"

At the new St Giles location, we will be extending the opening hours until 10pm from Wednesday to Saturday.

We will also be bringing you an even more extensive selection of carefully selected organic, biodynamic and natural wines from across France.

There will be some 80 to 100 wines to buy and we will always have a selection of 20 wines available by the glass at any given time.

The additional space will also allow us to create a dedicated wine tasting room, where we will host regular tastings, and to take party bookings.

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To achieve our goal we need to maximise the space at Louis. The renovation project has presented challenges, which is inevitable with a very old building.

Our costs have risen as a consequence and we are hoping you will help us complete the project so we can open our doors to welcome you in as soon as possible.

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We have a variety of rewards to offer should you wish to support the project.

For example, should you pledge £50, we will look forward to welcoming you with a bottle of Crémant de Bordeaux and mixed cheese and charcuterie board for four people.

Please look at the list of rewards to see all our exciting offers.

Merci, 

Damien and family.

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Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£50 or more

MONT D'OR because it is the season!

The Mont d'Or cheese season has just started, so why don't you come and enjoy one served with potatoes, salad and cured meats alongside a bottle of house wine? It is big enough to share between 4of you andit's delicious

£5 or more

House wine

A 125ml glass of house wine when you come and spend the evening with us and a massive thank you for believing in our project

£5 or more

Coffee and cake

Enjoy a cup of coffee and a delicious cake made by Basia, ourcake maker extraordinaire in our new surroundings. And a massive thank you for believing in our project.

£10 or more

Bubbles to celebrate

Enjoy a glass of Crémant de Bordeaux from Remy Breques when you come and see us. And a massive thank you for your help.

£20 or more

Enjoy a bottle of house wine.

A delicious bottle of house wine (colour of your choice) will be on your table when you arrive and a big MERCI.

£20 or more

Breakfast for 2. Vegetarian options available

With your £20.00 pledge we will be delighted to welcome you for breakfast in our new surroundings and take the opportunity to thank you for believing in our project.

£35 or more

Wine and cheese for 2

Enjoy a bottle of house wine with one of Les Garrigues famous cheeseboard to share between you and one of your friends. Vegetarian option available.

£50 or more

Crémant de Bordeaux with a mixed board for 4

Enjoy a bottle of sparkling crémant de Bordeaux accompanied by a mixed cheese and charcuterie board for 4 people. You will also be invited to one of our crowdfunding thank you evenings.

£100 or more

20 of 50 claimed

A case of 6 bottles of wine.

Receive a case of 6 bottles carefully selected by us and delivered to your door with an invitation for you and one of your friend to one of our crowdfunding thank you evenings.

£400 or more

2 of 20 claimed

Tasting of Languedoc & Rhone wines for 10 guests.

Enjoy a tutored wine tasting of the wines of the Rhone and South West of France paired with food for 10 people. You will also all be invited to one of our crowdfunding thank you parties. Bookings subject to availability.

£500 or more

3 of 20 claimed

Bordeaux or Burgundy?

Come and spend the evening, with 10 guests, tasting wines from either Bordeaux or Burgundy. Your choice! The wines will be paired with food from your chosen region. We also will welcome you at one of our crowdfunding thank you evenings. Bookings subject to availability.

£600 or more

0 of 10 claimed

A Champagne and cheese evening for 10 guests.

Come and discover the world of brut, demi sec, vintage and grand cru champagne all paired with delicious cheeses with 10 people in our private wine tasting room. We will also welcome you at one of our crowdfunding thank you evenings. Bookings subject to availability.

£1,000 or more

4 of 5 claimed

Your Christmas Staff party

Exclusive use of our venue for up to 50 guests with a selection of cheese, charcuterie and other sharing dishes from our menu and £500 behind the bar to start your party. Bookings subject to availability.

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