What You'll Get
- $31for $49.95worth of French and Cambodian Cuisine
- Click here to see the menu.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Sep 30, 2015. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as gift. Limit 1 per table. Limit 1 per visit. Not valid on 7/04/2015 or during "Dine-Out" weeks: 8/16/2015–8/21/2015 and 8/23/2015–8/28/2015. Reservation recommended. Valid for dinner only. Not valid for alcohol. Dine-in only. Must purchase 1 food item. Must use promotional value in 1 visit. Valid only at Cambridge location. Not valid for carryout, delivery, cookbooks, cooking classes or merchandise. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
About The Elephant Walk
To say The Elephant Walk's co-founder Kenthao de Monteiro had an extremely exciting life before opening up the eatery is putting it a bit mildly. The French-educated politician was once an important diplomat in Cambodia, working as the minister of education and vice president of the Cambodian National Assembly and then serving as the Cambodian ambassador to Taiwan.
According to the New York Times, he was working as the ambassador when the Khmer Rouge took over Phnom Penh in 1975. He and his wife, Longteine de Monteiro, lost everything and spent the ensuing years in Taiwan and France, where they opened a restaurant that displayed Longteine's cooking skills. They eventually made their way over to America in the early '90s and opened another restaurant, The Elephant Walk.
The Elephant Walk now serves up traditional Cambodian entrees, such as the cubed beef tenderloin in black-pepper sauce and lemongrass chicken breast, as well as classic French dishes, such as steak in red-wine beef jus. The menu also caters to vegans, vegetarians, and those with gluten allergies. For those who want to learn how to re-create the dishes at home to impress family, friends, and judgmental cats, The Elephant Walk offers cooking classes led by Longteine, her daughter, Nadsa, and French chef Gérard Lopez.