La Salle a Manger (SAM)

A year ago, @lucienchefambition was created. It was more like a “summer crush”, one of those that usually don’t survive below 85˚F (29˚C). But unlike La Fontaine’s grasshopper, it has crossed fall, winter, and spring with love and passion. As the poet says “Love is like pastry. It needs to be made fresh everyday!” We’re thrilled to announce La Salle a Manger (SAM) has officially opened. With Anne Mourier as a business partner, SAM is a place to gather, meet, network, socialize, fall in love, smoke, agree, disagree, fall asleep, think, read, cook, drink, and eat indeed! SAM is open to experimental and educational projects combining food and art. SAM also hosts other “chef ambitions.” SAM is not a restaurant, you cannot reserve a table. It is a home where you will be invited and greeted. As a token of gratitude, you are more than welcome to make a donation to The Invisible Dog because SAM is an integral part of the fundraising force behind the art center. You won’t only eat surprising meals and meet marvelous guests, you will also support 51 Bergen and hundreds of artistic projects.

You will be able to rent SAM for your day meeting, a birthday dinner, or other events. Please email for more information or inquiries.

Photos by Simon Courchel