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“At Le Jardinier, we operate in harmony with the rhythms of nature to artfully craft dishes inspired by seasonal ingredients and rich nutrients” 

-Alain Verzeroli, Le Jardinier Culinary Director

"Le Jardinier," French for "The Gardener," is a collaborative culinary experience crafted by the Michelin-starred Chef Alain Verzeroli andglobal hospitality group The Bastion CollectionRooted in the refined elegance of French culinary technique, Le Jardinier celebrates seasonality with dishes that encapsulate the land’s rich offerings on every plate, reflecting and paying tribute to the rhythm of nature.

Le Jardinier's produce-centric approach places the essence of seasonal fruits, vegetables, and herbs in the spotlight, enhancing the meats and seafood they accompany.

The beverage program at Le Jardinier has been designed to complement Chef Alain Verzeroli's cuisine. We focus on championing small producers with responsible farming techniques and we look for wines that are at the very least sustainably, if not organic or biodynamically grown. A strong presence in French and American wines can be found as well as selections from most corners of the world. The bar program follows a similar thought process and works in harmony with the seasonal menus. We work with the same ingredients used by the culinary team and everything is made in house daily. Our house cocktails are inspired by the classics revisited through a new point of view.

Le Jardinier is beautifully situated on the west side of the Kinder Building, where its floor-to-ceiling windows provide a breathtaking view of the lush and shaded Isamu Noguchi-designed Cullen Sculpture Garden. Trenton Doyle Hancock’s commission Color Flash for Chat and Chew, Paris Texas in Seventy-Two (2020), a vibrant, 10 x 14-foot arboreal tapestry composed of wool and silk fibers, anchors the dining room. Steven Harris and Lucien Rees-Roberts of Steven Harris Architects have echoed the natural theme with plush, sage carpet; veneer walls of vintage limba wood; and a ceiling installation of Noguchi’s Akari lanterns, which cast a warm glow during dinner service and express a direct link to the legendary designer’s sculpture garden. A fractal mirror hung above the wrap-around bar emphasizes the geometric aesthetic of the adjacent Glassell School of Art.

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