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Pacific Grove >> This year has brought a number of notable changes to the Monterey Peninsula dining scene from the debuts of splashy new restaurants to closures of notable taste trendsetters. Turning the corner into 2018, look for a shakeup and fresh faces at Pacific Grove icon Fifi Bistro Cafe as owners Michele and Calvin Wilkes have sold the restaurant to up and coming restaurateurs Fabrice and Jennifer Roux.
For more than 30 years, Fifi has been locals favorite fix for French cuisine, and its wine retail does brisk business, helping oenophiles curate collections for home.
Wilkes fondly recalls the roots Fifi forged within the local community. proud to have been part of people lives. We had kids who came when they were like 5 or 7 and you see them now and they adults and they have their own kids and they bring them here. confident the local favorite is in good hands. couldn wish for better successors than Jennifer and Fabrice. I think they the best, best scenario. didn intend to have a third restaurant within two years and seven days that a lot to open in a very short amount of time but when someone gives you a gift like this, we graciously said you because that exactly how we see it, said Jennifer Roux of the newest addition to the family.
With Fifi the couple return to Fabrice French roots.
been looking for a place here for a French restaurant. The second restaurant we were supposed to do was to be French,
and the Chophouse was not in the picture at all. Roux is French Mediterranean, but here it going to be the classic French Bistro, he said. will pay tribute to Fabrice homeland here more so than at our other restaurants, said Jennifer Roux. think that you see a lot of Fabrice grandmother, who raised him and taught him to cook, come through. We see a lot of her spirit come through on the menu. Fifi we want to honor what Michele has done for all of these years. We want to honor that and preserve that, then add in a bit of our influence as well, said Jennifer Roux. think you see a melding of the past and the present and what we perceive to be the future of French cuisine. Roux said the menu won change very much.
already really fantastic,
she said. Her husband agreed: mean the French onion soup cannot go. The foie gras torchon cannot go. These dishes are very iconic. We going to give them a French Fabrice touch. 11px;