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The Tartine A P R I L

- The Calendar 2008 Openings April Russia, Novinskyi Russia, Belloruskaya

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Welcome to the Family, Toronto! On April 9th, the Canadian Team proudly opened the doors to their first Le Pain Quotidien location in Toronto! Their neighbors and visitors from abroad welcomed the store with open arms; the Eglinton location garnered nearly $6,000 in sales on its first day alone!

The team’s success has been chronicled in many of the local papers and even on television as Matt made his morning talk show Upcoming Openings debut! A heartfelt congratulations to the entire team in Canada— US, Bethesda Phil, Sandy, Rudi, Matt, Daniela, Nicole, Rachel, Laura and BerDubai, JBR Satellite nadette—on a spectacular store. We are all eagerly awaiting your Dubai, Parkplace Showmax next unveiling. Dubai, JBR Canada, Thornhill Dubai, Residences Abu Dhabi, Twin Towers Russia, Park Kulturi UK, Bread Street UK, Wimbledon Village Bahrain, Financial Center US, Tribeca US, Larchmont Switzerland, Romerhof

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Annual GLC in New York On April 15, 16 and 17, Le Pain Quotidien leaders from Belgium, the US, France, Middle East, UK, Turkey, Russia, Canada, Australia, Mexico, Switzerland and Spain gathered at the Stone Barns Center for Food & Agriculture in Tarrytown, New York for the annual Global Leadership Conference. Stone Barns is a sustainable farm and education center located 20 kilometers outside of New York City. While on the farm, everyone had an opportunity to assist the farmers with their tasks, including inoculating logs with mushroom spoors, performing health checks on the

Our Newest Communal Table

Try Some Quinoa

sheep and preparing portions of that evening’s dinner.

Le Pain Quotidien is always looking for new healthy ingredients to add to its menu. Following Kuwait’s lead, Over the three days, partici- this spring the US market will include pants discussed Le Pain Quo- a Quinoa Salad as part of its quarterly tidien’s results from 2007 and specials. plans for 2008; celebrated successes from across the globe, Quinoa, termed “the mother of all including 18 stores opened dur- grains” by the Mayan Indians, is one ing 2007 and welcomed our of the most complete grains, boasting two newest territories—Spain an unusually and Mexico—to the Pain Quo- high protein tidien family. content as well as dietary fiber, phosphorus, magnesium and iron. The Pain Quotidien Family

Try it at home— Quinoa Salad with it is a simple and Enoki Mushrooms healthful dish!

Tulips Bloom at the Avenues in Kuwait During the month of April, Le Pain Quotidien in Kuwait participated in Blooming for Life, a worldwide movement organized to raise awareness and financial support for the United Nations, Millennium Development Goals

Blooming For Life began on January 1, 2008 in Kuwait. With the support of the Kuwaiti We welcome your Royal Family and the Tulips at the Avenues thoughts! Kuwaiti Ministry of Agriculture, more then 1,000,000 Send your questions, com- The Avenues location created a sculpture of tulips million Tulip bulbs will be planted across the counand lilies, transforming the shopping mall into a ments, and ideas to: try. beautiful garden. Proceeds from this effort will port The Kuwait Red Crescent Society, a humanitar- Throughout 2008, tulips from Holland will bloom in ian non-profit organization. over 300 cities across the globe.

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