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The Bistro at La Tourelle

With views of the hotel’s herb and flower gardens, and offering outdoor dining during the sunny days, The Bistro at La Tourelle offers a warm, relaxing crossroad, where the good life meets good food. Start your day with a hearty breakfast, relax over a casual lunch or join us for our delicious weekend brunch. The Bistro at La Tourelle is available for private parties and gatherings afternoons and evenings. Email Chef Jack at for ideas and pricing for birthday parties, bridal showers and intimate dinner parties. ​Welcome to The Bistro at La Tourelle and thank you for joining us today. I’d like to share a little bit about myself and I hope you enjoy your experience with us! My interest in cooking began at a young age under the guidance of my single mother. She always found time to make amazing meals and letting me help prepare them. From there my 4 years of service in the U.S. Navy allowed me to be exposed to worldwide culinary delights and my passion for cooking grew exponentially. I was very drawn to the fresh local ingredients that many European countries used in their meals. After the Navy I took classes at the Culinary Institute and worked at Cornell University as Executive Chef for 15 years. Combining my lifetime of experience I am proud to hold several medals from the American Culinary Federation. Last but not least, I am excited to be here at La Tourelle to continue a tradition of providing fresh, locally sourced meals every day. Whether you are dining with friends, family, or colleagues we strive to provide a warm and relaxing crossroad where life and great food meet. Thank you for sharing a part of your day with our family at The Bistro at La Tourelle. Bon Appetite! ​ - Executive Chef Jack Applegarth
1150 Danby Rd., (Rt. 96B), Ithaca, NY 14850
(607) 273-2734
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