L’etoile Restaurant to Focus on Catering and In-House Events Only
L’etoile Restaurant announced today that Saturday, September 27th, 2014 will be the last day the restaurant will be open to guests. L’etoile, a well-known destination for locals and visitors, serving dinner and Sunday brunch at 817 West Main Street in Charlottesville, has been owned and operated by Mark and Vickie Gresge since 1993.
Lauded for its French-Virginian style fine dining, fresh ingredients from local farmers, and a hand-picked wine list, L’etoile’s cuisine has been a favorite dining experience in a city with very discriminating tastes.
Executive Chef Mark Gresge said “It has been an honor to serve our guests at the restaurant for the past 21 years. We want to thank all of our patrons who became like family to us with frequent visits, celebrating occasions and everyday life at our tables.”
The Gresges will operate L’etoile Catering, focusing entirely on in-house special events and catered meals for weddings, corporate and special events. The business will eventually be moving to an offsite full service catering kitchen.
“We’re delighted to continue to share our fine Virginia cuisine with the community in this way, and look forward to reconnecting with long-time restaurant patrons celebrating anniversaries, graduations, weddings, business accomplishments and more,” said Vickie Gresge, owner, and director of special events for the business.”