Bisou, French for "kiss," offers a new aged concept - classic continental dining. Located at the former home of Taverna, in the River Oaks neighborhood, Bisou's concept comes from executive chef Frédéric Perrier, the veteran French chef known locally for Cafe Perrier and Aura Brasserie.
Chef Perrier's menu will offer an eclectic mix of small plates and shareable dishes. Proposed menu items include arancini-wrapped escargot in spicy butter sauce, whole roasted chicken, and cylinder-shaped crispy crabmeat mac and cheese. Those options will be paired with cocktails, an extensive wine list, and, as one would expect from the owners of Clé, champagne flowing from magnums. In a similar spirit, Bisou will turn up the volume on weekends with DJs spinning until midnight. Taverna's rustic Italian look will be replaced with a contemporary design featuring white stone and brass.