Clementine Gourmet Marketplace and Cafe is one of those places you can’t judge by its cover. Located just off of the El Paseo shopping area, Clementine resides in a modest looking center. It doesn’t have water fountains or a one-of-a-kind exterior design, but once you step behind the doors, Clementine is hard to forget.
Owners Jennifer and Christophe Douheret began their joint desert career with a patisserie boulangerie. Since then the couple expanded their business to include a kitchen and offer various market items — what Clementine is now. And starting next week, Jennifer and Christophe will once again offer something else to diners.
Clementine will host “Tapas with a Twist” Wednesdays through Saturdays from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. The kitchen will roll out a variety of small places from Spain, Italy, France and Morocco as well as a cart of antipasto dishes. To top things off, every Friday, Clementine will feature a special Spanish paella cooked in their display kitchen. Dinner and show? When will they stop?