The L’Etoile restaurant in Madison, Wisconsin is a foodie institution. Founded by Odessa Piper in 1976, the restaurant was one of the first to “go local” with regional and seasonal dining. A few years ago, Odessa sold L’Etoile to chef Tory Miller and his sister, Traci Miller. The culinary thrills continued on the Madison Square under Tory’s direction in embracing the sustainable food movement.
Then, two years ago, we heard the news that L’Etoile was moving! Even though they were just transferring down Pinckney street, would success continue with the new L’Etoile and the addition of a gastropub Graze?
Forget the space, I’ll focus on the food; there have been no compromises in the quality, attention to detail or culinary artistry. The impeccable service remains — and the wine pairings are second to none. The regional foods from Wisconsin farms are delicious and perfect dining surprises.
The same goes for Graze. I’ve been there numerous times — each meal has been perfect, fun and casual.
But back to the L’Etoile and the new location. Could you get a better view of the amazing State of Wisconsin Capital? Cozy inside a spacious glass building, it’s like dining in a foodie snow-globe. The style of the new restaurant is crisp, stylish and accessible.
No worries at all on the new, larger and hipper L’Etoile. Just enjoy yourself and relish in the regional goodness. L’Etoile is officially the best restaurant in Wisconsin.