Got some spare time, a plane ticket to France, and a healthy appetite? Then perhaps you’d like to check out this summer’s buzziest hot spot: “Baywatch” alum Pamela Anderson’s new pop-up restaurant, La table du Marche, in the South of France. The restaurant features a vegan menu, champagne bar, and a sexy, exquisite atmosphere. But don’t wait—doors opened July 4, and will only stay open for only 50 days thereafter.
The famed animal-rights activist partnered with French chef Christophe Leroy to develop the carte du jour, which includes delectable delights like tomato tartar with goji berries, pissaladière (a pizza-like tart typically made with onions and black olives), small stuffed vegetables, risotto with asparagus, and a vegan burger (yesssssss!).
In an announcement posted on The Pam Anderson Foundation website, the concept of the restaurant is described as “festive, glamorous and vegan,” while the ambiance is described as “sensual” and “chic.” The pop-up is located inside the Moulins de Ramatuelle, a gorgeous hotel with a glam, antique feel.
The grand opening was surely delicious but also bittersweet. In the same announcement, Anderson included a plea to President of France Emmanuel Macron, inviting him to visit her new restaurant—but not just to nosh on a plant-based feast with a side of bubbly. In her poignant note, Anderson asked President Macron to grant asylum to her boyfriend, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, who’s currently ensnared inside the Ecuadorian embassy in London.
“I am reaching out to Emmanuel Macron, and to his wife Brigitte Trogneux. As a resident of France, my adopted home, I would like to meet with you and discuss Julian’s situation,” Anderson wrote. “I am opening a new vegan restaurant in France in July, and I would like to extend my invitation to the new President and his First Lady. Join me on the day I open the doors, and we will sit and eat good food and discuss what can be done for Julian. France could display its strength, and so could you, if you give Julian asylum.”