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Starting our 15th year in Nov 2014
Tues - Sat
=>Please Call First 765-482-7090
(Closed Sun, Mon)
- 765-482-7090 or email@example.com
- Reservations Highly Recommended
(I'll confirm ASAP)
- 111 W. Main St. Lebanon, IN 46052
- Chef Owned / Operated (Chef Candace Winter)
- Continental cuisine in the French tradition
- Visa, MC, AX, Discover
- Entrees from $18 to $37 ( Plus Daily specials)
– French: Jewel, a small dainty usually ornamental piece of delicate
Chef owned, female owned Mom and Pop independent restaurant
serving a broad menu of foods prepared in the French tradition.
The husband and wife team of Kerry Even and Candace Winter,
both analytical chemists, decided to leave Hewlett Packard Co. to start their own business in the late nineties. Kerry
wanted a gas station and Candace wanted a restaurant. Candace obtained her third college degree at Ivy Tech in Indianapolis
for the Culinary Arts which included continuing education in Lyon and Paris France. She gained experience working at
the Glass Chimney in Carmel and was the Chef at the Five Seasons Sports/Country Club of Indianapolis. Her love of French
cooking techniques stemmed from growing up in the era of Julia Child – The French Chef.
Being a mildly intelligent man,
Kerry gave in to Candace and the plans for Bijou began to blossom. While driving to Chicago to visit family, a wrong
turn was made putting the couple in front of a building for sale on the square in Lebanon. This 1890 era building was
purchased that weekend and the fun began. The building was completely gutted and restored. A new façade, a newly
designed kitchen, as well as the entire building infrastructure were designed and built. The couple did all interior
woodwork, painting, and tile work and in their spare time developed the menu and designed the computer systems.
The restaurant opened to great
success in November of 1999 and was chosen by the Indianapolis Star as the #1 new restaruant of the year 2001. Chef
Winter’s jewel has been featured twice in the Indianpolis Monthly as a destination restaurant and has even been written
about in the USA Today.
We certainly hope to see you at Bijou.
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