Settle in to dine at La Cuisine and it’s easy to forget you’re still in Florida. Many patrons say it feels like they’re in New York, but owners Patrice Perron and Stephane Gattacieca have gone to great lengths to create the magic of a Parisian bistro in downtown Ocala.
It’s a white linen establishment where the welcoming, elegant atmosphere is enhanced by impeccable service. The varied menu features traditional French dishes, all prepared in-house with high-quality, fresh ingredients and cooked to perfection by French chefs. From classic dishes like the Quiche Lorraine to the amazingly tender Bourguignon Beef, you’ll find menu items to fit any budge. Try the succulent Duck a l’Orange with its flavorful orange sauce, among many others.
La Cuisine regularly features special events and will be celebrating all the highlights of the season. Be part of the enchanting festivities as you make memories with friends and family.
Thursday, November 18, is the “Beaujolais Nouveau” celebration, featuring a three-course special menu that includes a sample of the season’s new red wine. What began as a local phenomenon in the wine regions of France is now a much anticipated wine ritual in cities around the globe. Wednesday, December 8, marks the “Lyon Festival of Lights,” a French festival that dates back to 1852. La Cuisine will be celebrating in style with an extravagance of candlelight, both outside and in. A special flambé dessert will be featured.
La Cuisine will be open on Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day, and will offer several specials in addition to the regular menu. Of course, if you’d rather enjoy the comfort of French fare in your own home, many menu items are available for take out. And while you’re thinking of the holidays, La Cuisine gift certificates make the ideal gift for anyone on your list.
Make reservations now for your holiday parties and corporate events. The private dining room comfortably accommodates up to 12 guests, but the establishment can also host large parties of up to 80 guests and customize the menu. In addition to regular hours Tuesday through Saturday, La Cuisine is available Mondays and Sundays for private parties upon request.
Whether it’s a business lunch, office party, family night out, special event or a romantic evening for two, La Cuisine, with its stellar vintage modern atmosphere and world-class French food, is definitely worth a visit!
La Cuisine French Restaurant
48 SW 1st Ave., Ocala