Divide, and conquer.
The folks at local luxe favorite Bijoux have decided to offer some a la carte options in addition to their traditional three to five course prix fix menu and their nine-course chef’s tasting menu. This is great news for those of us dying to visit the understated New American bistro without the pomp and circumstance of a full dinner. Given the restaurant’s centralized location at Inwood Village shopping center, a lot of nine to fivers will enjoy this new design, sampling some pan-seared foie gras with a martini after a day at the office, or nabbing a quick, decadent dessert after a movie.
Smaller, individual plates doesn’t mean Chef Scott Gottlich is skimping on the creativity he has been known to bring to the table. After serving as Executive Chef at Lola the Restaurant, Gottlich and wife, partner and sommelier Gina opened Bijoux in 2006 with plenty of critical acclaim, including a listing in the “10 Hottest New Restaurants in America” by Bon Appetit and a five star rating in the Dallas Morning News.
Some seasonally appropriate items on the new menu: Hudson Valley Foie Gras with “Spumoni PB&J” with bing cherry jam, pistachio butter and sour chocolate, a Lehmley Farms Tomato Salad with house-made mozzarella spheres and for dessert, and for dessert, Texas Peaches and Cream with a tempura-fried Texas peach, white balsamic and crème fraîche ice cream. Prices range from a meager $8 to $42 for the solo dishes, so guests are allowed to indulge to the degree of their liking.
“We want to spoil our guests further by giving them the option to choose exactly what they wish and enjoy our creations, one at a time, or put together in their own customized menu,” says Chef Gottlich. “Operationally, Bijoux was never set-up to do single orders, this change took a lot of time to orchestrate, as we did not want to change the style of Bijoux, just give our guests more freedom.”
Bijoux, 5450 West Lovers Lane, Suite 225, 214.350.6100. www.bijouxrestaurant.com