Celebrating Bastille Day AND Bistro's First Anniversary
Celebrate Bastille Day AND Restaurant’s First Anniversary
With ‘Lucky Ticket’ Throughout July
Bistro de Leon Creates Fête Nationale with Grand Prize Drawings
St. Augustine, Florida (JULY 1, 2009) Chef/Restaurateur Jean-Stephane Poinard and wife/partner Valerie are hosting a month-long celebration of their restaurant’s First Anniversary and Bastille Day, a French national holiday, by awarding $100 dining certificates to lucky patrons. Each customer who dines at the Bistro de Leon in St. Augustine will receive a numbered ticket from July 1st thru July 31st. Each week the Bistro’s website will post the winning #’s and give away TWO $100 prizes to the ‘lucky ticket’ holders.
There is nothing for patrons to do except dine for lunch or dinner during July. They will be given a ticket when presented with their bill. On July 7, 14, 21 and 28, guests are invited to visit the Bistro’s website and see if their ticket is one of the lucky ones! www.bistrodeleon.com .
Winning tickets can be redeemed for a $100 gift certificate either in person or online. Each gift certificate can be used through December 31, 2009.
CHEF POINARD’S BACKGROUND: French home cuisine “la cuisine de meres” is what propelled Poinard to the top of the elitist gastronomic scene since 1998. Proud of being a 5th generation chef and then owning Lyon’s Hotel Restaurant de Paris (in the family since 1962) brought this splendid young restaurateur with a pedigree into the limelight – delighting international celebrities with his exuberant youthful passion and pleasure in cooking.
As a member of the exclusive Les Toques Blanches Lyonnaises, Poinard is one of the honored chefs invited into the rare fraternity of only 100 members. The organization is led by Paul Bocuse, recognized as the finest chef of the 20th Century and ambassador of modern French cuisine. During their lifetime, these chefs have been held in high regard for their contributions to the culture of the country.
In his alluring accent Poinard exclaims “When you cook, you have to love people. My cuisine is like a symphony; I cook to the rhythms of music – and it’s fun. I don’t make my food adapt to me…I get a feeling for the food that’s the freshest I can procure. The menu changes often, serving only homemade breads & pastries, entrees, salads, ice cream and sorbet…everything authentically from home”.
Valerie brings her family’s winery savoir-faire to the St. Augustine dining experience. From Domaine de la Fond-Moiroux, where many respected Beaujolais, Brouilly and Gamay wines were produced, she was the Maitre de Chais winemaker, winning awards like the Golden Medaille Nationale of ‘Caves Particulieres’ (independent winery).
Together, Jean-Stephane and Valerie Poinard invite their guests to ‘Enjoy the Bistro as if it were your anniversary every day of the year and live the moment with us”.
Bistro de Leon
#12 Cathedral Place
St. Augustine, Florida 32084
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