Experience the Exquisite Delights of Cenadou: A Culinary Journey in North Salem Opening June 2


Get ready for an extraordinary dining experience as Cenadou, the highly anticipated French bistro, opens its doors in North Salem. Chef Andrea Calstier and his wife, Elena Oliver, the driving forces behind this culinary venture, are thrilled to announce the grand opening of their establishment on Friday, June 2. Located at 721 Titicus Road, the former site of the renowned Vox restaurant, Cenadou is set to captivate the palates of its guests with its delectable offerings.

With a seating capacity of 42, this charming bistro promises an intimate and inviting ambiance. The eagerly anticipated La Bastide, an exquisite fine-dining restaurant located downstairs, is scheduled to open in late summer. Both restaurants will feature menus that evolve with the changing seasons, ensuring a fresh and exciting culinary experience.

Chef Andrea Calstier’s signature “vagabonde” style of cooking is at the heart of Cenadou. Drawing inspiration from his extensive travels around the world, he combines locally sourced produce and ingredients to create dishes that are a true reflection of his culinary expertise and passion. With a background in Michelin-starred restaurants such as L’Oasis and L’Abbaye de la Bussière in France, Chef Calstier has meticulously crafted a menu that promises to delight even the most discerning food enthusiasts.

Guests can indulge in a wide array of culinary delights at Cenadou. The hors d’oeuvres selection includes tantalizing options such as eggs mimosa poutargue and homemade pâté en croûte. For appetizers, the menu boasts offerings like Big-eyed tuna crudo and moules à la provençale. The mains feature mouthwatering choices like roasted rack of lamb and mushroom risotto. To encourage shared dining experiences, Cenadou also presents dishes like grilled wagyu chuck flap steak and baked black sea bass. Completing the gastronomic journey are delectable cheeses, refreshing salads, and delightful desserts such as organic lemon tarte meringue and Baba a l’Armagnac.

The culinary team at Cenadou is nothing short of exceptional. Executive Chef Andrea Calstier leads the way, while Chef de Cuisine Tyrone Nelson and Pastry Chef Andy Chorda bring their expertise to the table. Chef Calstier’s previous collaboration with the renowned chef Daniel Boulud in New York City resulted in the opening of Papilles, a now-cherished establishment.

To ensure a flawless dining experience, Cenadou recently held a soft opening for family and friends. In the coming months, the focus will be on the bistro, ensuring everything runs smoothly. The project has received the support of North Salem resident Elizabeth Miller, the owner of the property.

Reservations for Cenadou can now be made on resy.com, with bookings starting from Monday, May 29. The bistro will be open from Wednesdays to Saturdays, with the first seating at 5 p.m. and the last at 9 p.m. Anticipating a vibrant atmosphere, Elena Oliver expects to serve between 60 to 70 guests each night.

In addition to its charming interior, Cenadou offers outdoor patios where guests can relax and enjoy a cocktail or a glass of wine. Furthermore, plans are underway to create a raised bed vegetable garden and a wildflower meadow, adding a touch of natural beauty to the dining experience.

Cenadou invites you to embark on a culinary journey that will transport your taste buds to new heights. Prepare to be captivated by the flavors, ambiance, and exceptional hospitality that await you at this remarkable French bistro in North Salem