Petit & Keet reviving menu from Jacques and Suzanne for 2 nights
Petit & Keet is celebrating its fourth anniversary on Could 18 by bringing again the dishes that made Jacques and Suzanne one of many premier spots for high quality eating in Little Rock within the ’70s and ’80s. Petit & Keet’s co-owner, Louis Petit, labored as a head waiter at Jacques and Suzanne earlier than changing into half proprietor. The “coat and tie” restaurant was opened in 1975 by Swiss husband-wife restaurateurs Jacques and Suzanne Tritten and featured many European workers members (Petit is Belgian), formally attired waiters and two cut-glass chandeliers commissioned and inbuilt Italy. It was situated in on the thirteenth flooring of the First Nationwide Constructing (later the First Industrial constructing, now the Areas Financial institution constructing). Jacques and Suzanne received greatest total restaurant within the very first version of the Arkansas Occasions Readers Ballot in 1981. It received the identical award in 1982 and 1984-86.
The occasion was presupposed to be a one night time affair on Tuesday, Could 18, however reservations booked up inside 48 hours after the announcement was made, so Petit & Keet is working the menu on Wednesday, Could 19 as properly. Reservations are required. The common Petit & Keet menu won’t be obtainable on both of those nights.
One or two dishes from the Jacques and Suzanne menu shall be run as specials Thursday by way of Saturday.
For extra data or to make reservations, name 501-319-7675. Go to the Petit & Keet’s web site right here. The featured menu and extra data from the restaurant’s launch under:
The occasion menu and a short historical past of Jacques and Suzanne are proven under.
Tuesday, Could 18th | Menu for A Classic Celebration
Salads et Salads
-Caesar | $7
-Brie Bisque | $7
Hors d’ Oeuvres
-Avocat Farci | $17 — Avocado half full of Crabmeat and sauce calypso
-Escargot Bourguignonne | $14 — Escargot in creamy herbed butter
-Beef Tenderloin Escoffier | $40 — Served with potato au gratin, inexperienced beans, and glace carrots
-Crimson Snapper Almondine | 39 — Seared pink snapper, sauce almondine, potato au gratin, glace haricot vert, and carrots
-Seafood Cardinal | $42 — Wine poached Dover sole, Shrimp and lobster, sauce Newburg all in a puff pastry, glace haricot vert, and carrots
-Emince de Veau Zurichoise | $35 — Skinny veal medallions, white wine cream sauce, potatoes rosti, glace haricot vert, and carrots
-Duck à l’Orange | $38 — Roasted half duck, orange candy and bitter, wild rice, glace haricot vert, and carrots
-Mousse de Chocolat or Vanilla Creme Brulee | $9
About Jacques and Suzanne:
The Restaurant Jacques et Suzanne was an upscale “coat-and-tie” restaurant on the thirteenth flooring of the First Nationwide Financial institution Constructing (now often known as the Areas Financial institution Constructing). The restaurant was initially established in June 1975 by Swiss husband-wife restaurateurs Jacques Tritten and Suzanne Tritten. The couple’s specialty was Swiss-French delicacies. The final supervisor was Swiss citizen Henri Monod. The manager chef was Paul Bash. The top waiter was the Belgian Louie Petit.
After a few months, possession handed to Ed Moore of European Meals Providers. Bash grew to become supervisor of normal operations. Petit grew to become a part-owner. Chef Denis Seyer, who joined the restaurant workers in 1975, left in 1980 to discovered the French restaurant Le Casse Croute. Jacques et Suzanne closed on January 30, 1986, with a black-tie occasion.
Over its lengthy historical past, the restaurant spawned quite a few different eating places within the Little Rock space as cooks, managers, and wait workers left to kind their very own companies. These eating places embrace, along with Le Casse Croute, Maison Louis, Cafe Prego, Café St. Moritz, Andre’s, Restaurant 1620, Graffiti’s, Pickles, The Purple Cow Eating places, Alouette’s, Ashley’s, and Gypsy’s Grill & Bar.