Et Voila! reopens today in the Palisades with double the space and new spring bites and cocktails.
Owner and executive chef Claudio Pirollo closed down the self-styled bistro this winter, and has spent months expanding into a next-door gallery.
The neighborhood restaurant, which originally debuted in 2009, now has two main dining rooms, nearly doubling its seat count from 49 to 83. Diners can expect a light-filled entrance and bar, a communal table, and a new market space later this summer.
Pirollo led the redesign, weaving in artwork from Belgian artist Majrett and European photos he snapped himself. The neutral tone-painted space is flooded with light, thanks to skylights above, and a tiled floor is meant to simulate wood. There’s a lot more storage downstairs for wine, too. Joe Spinelli helped with construction work, which included modernizing the kitchen.
The bar, which grew from three to nine seats, now serves Belgian beer on draft. There’s also a new 12-seat private room.
Weekend brunch items include stuffed waffle chicken or salmon. New spring appetizers ($9.95 to $14.90) include a Napoleon of chicken livers mousse, pickled onions, quince Jelly, and mixed greens married to gougeres.
Entrees ($16.95 to $32.95) include fresh cavatelli with half lobster; trout stuffed with mussels; beef filet tartar; and its popular mussels burger with sweet potato fries.
New seasonal desserts from pastry chef Alex Malaise include dark chocolate mouse and soft meringue with vanilla custard cream.
A debut spring cocktail is the Smoky Spring, which contains mezcal, Cointreau, simple syrup, cranberry juice, and lime juice.