Bernard’s entrepreneurs marketing Ridgefield restaurant after just about 22 yrs

Bernard’s, and its bucolic Ridgefield home recognised for alfresco yard seating, are officially on the sector. But it will be enterprise as standard for Bernard and Sarah Bouissou’s upscale French restaurant, right until the appropriate purchasers occur alongside.

The couple’s timeline is suitable on keep track of, explained Sarah Bouissou. When they obtained the property and opened the cafe in March 2000, they’d constantly planned to run it for 20 to 25 years.

“Everybody’s like, ‘You’re so fast paced, why do you want to offer?'” she said. “This is our program. We have normally wished to go out on leading. If we wait around much too prolonged, it’ll be much too late for us to start anything new.”

“Men and women are like, ‘I know, I get it. You’re exhausted,'” she reported. “But no, no, we are not drained. We’ve got a good deal additional vitality, but we just want to start to set it on a thing else.”

As the restaurant approaches its 22nd calendar year, the couple is prepared for the subsequent chapter. When they acquired the house, the place they also live, they were being on the lookout for an idyllic city environment with a very good faculty process for their four daughters, then aged 3, 4, seven and eight. Now that they are grown ups, they’ve all moved out, and “we never will need the six-bedroom household Bernard and I are in,” Sarah explained. 

The estate at 20 West Lane, comprising the cafe constructing and the Bouissou’s property on 1.93 acres of land, is outlined with Colliers at $3 million. 

The Bouissous satisfied as chefs in New York City in the 1980s, doing work jointly at Le Cirque. They married on Bastille Working day in France in 1990, and moved to Norwalk in 1992, continuing their culinary careers in the city: Bernard at Tavern on the Inexperienced and Sarah working her possess catering small business. Bernard also afterwards served as executive chef at La Panetiere in Rye, N.Y.

“We ended up seeking to get our very own position, and we’d say, in a perfect earth, we’d locate a restaurant with a dwelling on the home with a excellent school program and a terrific city,” Sarah reported.

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