Quadrupel pairs Belgian Beer with French Food in Pasadena [CLOSED]

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Omar Tedmori and chef Advm Levoe pair French food with Belgian beer at Quadrupel in Pasadena.

Omar Tedmori plans to open Quadrupel in Old Pasadena by the end of December, naming his establishment for the strongest variety of Belgian beer. Tedmori is a veteran of nearby Madeleines Restaurant & Wine Bistro and hired former Madeleines sous chef Adam Levoe to head the kitchen. “A lot of places that have really nice Belgian beers, the food sucks,” says Tedmori. “There’s no reason why you can’t go to a place with great beers and have great French food.”

“A lot of people don’t have a chance to travel,” Tedmori says. “It doesn’t take as much to go to dinner and get transported to Europe.” With that in mind, he jettisoned Siena Ristorante’s tile floors and rust-colored walls in favor of a “Euro library study look.” Expect more than a mile of mahogany on the walls and floors, Rondel stained glass partitions, an eight-seat bar. The tables and bar feature rose-accented woodwork. The lighting is courtesy of lavish chandeliers that most recently appeared in “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button.”

Levoe’s menu features options like Lobster Bisque ($8) garnished with crawfish tails and garlic croutons; Pan-Seared Diver Scallops ($14) with carb and saffron cream and baked endive; Paprika Crusted Striped Bass ($19) with wild rice, paprika beurre blanc, water cress & pearl onion salad; and Grilled Orange-Marinated Quail and Duck Confit ($22) with roasted yams, snow peas, warm grapes and blackberry-Lambic reduction.

Tedmori and Levoe will jointly oversee a Belgian-heavy 70-bottle selection that costs $5-33 and includes options like St. Feuillien Brune, De Proef Wild Ale, Gouden Carolus Hopsi, Koningshoeven Quadrupel, Maredshous 10 and Houblon Chouffe. Four taps will rotate seasonally. They’ll also house a selection of California and French wines.


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matt: i wish them the best of luck. I lived in Belgium for 2 1/2 months and miss having a frittes stand to stop at…. I’m sure i will go over to see it.

This sounds like the most interesting opening in Pasadena since.. I don’t know when. But a good beer selection and bistro fare is what Pasadena is missing.


David, you’re going to have to ramp up your beer program 🙂

The more the better..The more the Better..

i wonder if he’ll have his version of moule frites

I’m really liking this trend toward good food and serious wine/beer in Pasadena. Let’s keep it up.

Sounds like a nice Belgian list. Some beers I haven’t had and I appreciate the seasonal taps too.

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