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Start our 16th year on Nov 23rd, 2015 - THANK YOU!
= Froozier Cuisine
(Closed Sun, Mon)
111 W. Main St. Lebanon, IN 46052
- Chef Owned / Operated
- Continental cuisine in the French tradition
- Wine, beer, liquor
- 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, both analytical chemists, decided
to leave Hewlett Packard Co. to start their own business in the late nineties. He wanted a gas station and She wanted
a restaurant. She 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, he gave in to her 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's
jewel has been featured twice in the Indianpolis Monthly as a destination restaurant and has even been written about in the
We certainly hope to see you at Bijou.