by Steven Doyle
Lavendou has long been our favorite French bistro in Dallas and for an excellent reason. The food is excellent, the atmosphere is pure charm and the owner is always handy with his outrageous accent with over-the-top service. And let us not forget the wine. Pascal Cayet currates and amazing wine list and loves to share with these killer wine dinners, often with the winemaker on premise to explain what the wines are seriously all about. Continue reading
by Steven Doyle photos by Joey Stewart
A visit to a French restaurant in Dallas is certainly an experience when you realize how few of them there are in this area. Fortunately, Lavendou Bistro Provençal is one of the very best, owned and operated by one of the most amazing hosts our city has today – Pascal Cayet.
Pascal’s first job was at Tour d’Argent in Paris, overlooking Notre Dame Cathedral and arrived in Dallas in the 1980’s where he was one of the innovators for French cuisine. He was founder and owner of the famous French Country restaurant Chez Gerard on McKinney Avenue, which was one of Stanley Marcus’ favorite restaurants. It was during a period of growth that Pascal moved his restaurant north, and then it was very far north, to his location on Preston near George Bush. Thus the birth of Lavendou, this slice of France located in a cozy shopping center.
Lavendou Bistro Provençal’s culinary creations are presented with gracious service in a setting of warm and charming French countryside décor. Featuring comforting meals to feed the soul with flavor experiences from every region of France, Lavendou’s recipes include classic French and Provençal dishes prepared under the guidance of owner Pascal Cayet and his culinary team, complemented with an extensive list of French and California wines. In addition to lunch and dinner, Lavendou also hosts French High Tea events and offers French cooking classes. You will also find the very best soufflés’ in Dallas at Lavendou. Continue reading