Saturday, November 17, 2007
Last night my parents, Darnell and I went to an open house at a new restaurant that's opening in beautiful downtown West Bend. The owner, Jodi, is the daughter of my good friend Beth. We are all so happy and proud of Jodi. Here is just a little snipet of info that Beth sent out in an email to everyone about Cafe Soeurette....
Hello everyone. My daughter's dream is finally coming true. Cafe Soeurette is opening to the public on Tuesday, November 20th! Jodi (and all her family and good friends) has been working diligently for the past 6 weeks to get the restaurant up and running. We are all so excited about her new venture.
Cafe Soeurette has a beautiful, warm, inviting artfully designed French decor with a raised interior gazebo, missed-matched antique tables and chairs, and dozens of French inspired accents to enhance your dining experience. A warm palette of rust textured walls, dark woods, iron work, and rich fabrics add ambiance. The bar room is very French inspired with wine barrels on the back wall, a corner riddling room, new lighting, and antique piano. From time to time there will be live musicians performing.
Next spring and summer will bring with it options for outdoor riverside seating.
As most of you know, Jodi studied culinary arts at the Brown Institute in Minneapolis which is associated with Cordon Bleu in France. She has aproximately 12 years of restaurant experience and has previously been a pastry chef, a sous chef, and executive chef for various fine dining establishments. Jodi has volunteered for several area fund raisers, most resently designing and presenting a four-course dinner for a local area breast cancer event.
The cuisine for Cafe Soeurette is creatively designed French/American. Entrees are reasonable priced for the West Bend area. Cafe Soeurette will be open Tuesdays through Fridays for lunch, and Tuesdays through Saturdays for dinner. Reservations are encouraged. Accomodations are available for parties and business/corporate events.
Cafe Soeurette is located at 111 North Main Street in the historical old downtown West Bend area, next to the Candy Man, in the lower level of the building shared with the Baird Co.
I hope you will be able to experience dining at its best in Jodi's new restaurant. As a proud mom, I encourage you to pass this message on to any of your friends or family you think might enjoy an evening out at Cafe Soeurette.
And, yes, so you don't have to search or ask me what it means, Cafe Soeurette loosly interpreted means little sister's restaurant. Her brother named it as well as designing the logo.
Beth's stepson, Matt and his friend, are putting together the website for the restaurant. And once it's up an running, I'll be sure the post the link here.
We had a chance to sample some of the delicious appetizers of Artichoke Gratin, Pesto Shrimp, Blackened Scallops, Chicken Pot Stickers, Cider Onion Rings, and my favorite Pumpkin Ravioli. WOW!! Everything was just incredible. And the pumpkin ravioli, I've never tasted anything so yummy before. The description on the menu said Pumpkin ravioli tossed in a mascarpone cream sauce and sprinkled with candied pecans. How yummy does that sound??? :D It was so good that I just had to take a picture of it too! ;)
So if you're ever in the Milwaukee area, you must take a drive north to West Bend and try this restaurant. Soooo good!!! :D
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