The Bijou Café’s cuisine reflects Jean-Pierre’s South African and French heritage. Many of his famous recipes were developed and refined as he traveled the world as chef aboard a luxurious private yacht. His style and interpretations have won the notice and acclaim of many food writers and critics including Gourmet, Bon Appetit and Zagat.
The Zagat Survey has continually named The Bijou Café as one of the top restaurants in America. Locally, the Sarasota Herald Tribune, Sarasota Magazine and SRQ magazine have also repeatedly written glowing accolades for the Bijou Café.
The Bijou Café has annually garnered the prestigious Wine Spectator Award of Excellence for its outstanding wine selections from the USA, France and around the world-including an extensive selection of South African wine.