Meet Chef Jacques
Jacques Saleun, the Chef and owner of Chateau du Lac Bistro, has enjoyed success in world-class milieus of Paris, New York, and New Orleans. His classical French training began at the age of 15 in Brittany, France where he was born. Over the next 20 years, Chef Jacques worked his way up through the ranks of four-star Parisian kitchens before moving to the United States. After moving from New York City, in April 2005, Chef Jacques opened Chateau du Lac Bistro.
In January 2008, Chef Jacques opened his new, expanded location in Old Metairie. Here he prepares traditional dishes that can be found on dinner tables throughout France, such as Coq Au Vin, Escargots Bourguignon and French Onion Soup, as well as original masterpieces.
Chateau du Lac’s seasonal menu is prepared with the freshest local ingredients, offering specials that change daily.
• Read more about Chef Jacques in an interview with NOLA Française here.
• Read about Château du Lac in New Orleans Menu here - 5/16/2011
• Read about Château du Lac in New Orleans Menu here - 2/10/2011
• Château du Lac named in top 12 N.O.French Bistros in City Business here – 1/11/2011
• Read a review about Château du Lac from New Orleans Menu here – 11/16/2010
• Review of Château du Lac in the Times Picayune here - 8/1/2008
• Review of Château du Lac in the Times Picayune here – 10/23/2009
Meet Jeff Hirstius
Jeff Hirstius has worked in the Restaurant industry for over 15 years. He realized his passion for food at an early age and cultivated his culinary expertise while working up the ranks in local restaurants. He brings his extensive knowledge and enthusiasm of food and wine to Chateau du Lac Bistro.
Jeff’s original cocktails and distinctive wine list complement Chef Jaques’ innovative cuisine, and together they are a perfect collaborative pair. He has expanded the wine list to pair with Chef Jacques’ seasonal menus and reflect his personal taste. Jeff chooses wines that are lighter and fresher to allow the palate to feel refreshed and ready for the next sip. He looks for the diverse and unusual, in both spirits and wine, and loves challenging our guests to try something new. It is this excitement in introducing guests to new tastes and sensations that drives his passion in the business.
Jeff is available to provide a personal wine pairing for your dinner party, whether it be a birthday, anniversary, or a simple dinner for two. Contact him by phone at 504.831.3773 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.