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Issue 24 ~ February 2016
New Pastry Chef!
Pastry Chef Serge Torres

We are happy to announce the newest member of our team:
Pastry Chef Serge Torres! Chef Torres has been hard at work in our kitchen practicing the sugar arts: chocolates, cakes, ice creams, petit fours, and every kind of delectable pastry you could imagine. The last few months have been a flurry of financiers, macarons, canel és, whimsical fruit tarts, and chocolate truffles; he's made our menu that much sweeter...

Born and raised in Bandol (the region in Southern France famous for bold red wine), his earliest memories are in the kitchen, assisting his mother--a chef-- with her recipes. After a decade making pastries, chocolates, and ice creams in his home town, he left to bake in Paris, and then moved to New York City in 1993 where he joined the pastry team of the famed Le Cirque kitchen.

At Le Cirque, Chef Torres worked alongside his cousin, Jacques Torres (yes, the same Jacques Torres of the chocolate wonderland in Manhattan!). Chef Torres now brings some of his family's chocolate magic to Charlottesville, along with a healthy dose of classic French pastry techniques. 

Alas, the only downside to having Chef Torres on the team is that we've all gained a pound or two since he started. Even the strongest-willed on the Fleurie staff cannot resist the delightful treats to be found in the pastry fridge! If you have a sweet tooth, stop by to try our new desserts. At your request, we'd be happy to arrange a dessert tasting menu, or a cake for a special occasion...

Here are a few of Chef Torres' sweet creations:

Chocolate Cake, Red Pepper-Raspberry Sorbet

Chocolate Pear Belle H é l è ne, Saffron Honey

Chocolate Cake, Strawberry Custard, Opera Cakes, Macarons, Brittany Cakes, Lemon Chiboust

Crème Brûlé
e Bite with Balsamic Strawberry

Chocolate Truffles
Virginia is for Lovers... 

~Fleurie voted into 100 Most Romantic Restaurants in the United States~

Just in time for Valentine's Day, Fleurie has been voted one of the 100 most romantic restaurants in the United States! Six restaurants from Virginia made the list, making Virginia quite a romantic dining destination, indeed. Fleurie is the only restaurant on the list from Charlottesville! 

Did you know that at least three couples who met while working at Fleurie have gone on later in life to get married? We also host about 4 proposals and 6 rehearsal dinners annually. 
Love is in the air!

A Treat to Celebrate 
our new Pastry Chef...

Click Here to get your just desserts ... 
Recent Awards...

We've recently been voted one of Open Table's "Diner's Choice" restaurants...

The Culture Trip has named us one of the 
Top 10 Romantic Restaurants in Virginia, and they've named us a "Local Favorite" of 2015...

In This Issue

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Valentine's Weekend

Friday 2/12
regular a la carte menu

Saturday 2/13

Sunday 2/14

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Charlottesville, VA 


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