Touche? Features Continental, International Food in Fayetteville
Tuyen Bui, a former manager of The Old Post Office restaurant in Fayetteville, plans to open a new restaurant June 17 on Crossover Road in Fayetteville. The restaurant will be in a building that also houses Trends & Traditions, a gift shop. Touche’ will feature “continental cuisine with an international flare,” Bui says. Chris Nixon, who previously worked as a chef for Ozark Brewing Co. and Campbell Street Bistro, both in Fayetteville, will serve as head chef at Touche’. Case Dighero, another chef at the brew pub, will join Touche’ as assistant chef. Touche’ will seat about 45 people inside and 30 outside, Bui says. The decor will be simple but elegant inside with white linen tablecloths. A decorative water fountain will add to the ambiance to the patio outside, he says. The atmosphere will be comfortable for lunch and romantic for dinner, he says. “The restaurant will feature fresh seafood – not previously frozen – and locally grown organic vegetables, Bui says. The food will be “natural as much as possible without chemicals or having been frozen,” he says. In addition to other items, Nixon says, he plans to serve lobster tail and ostrich. Although ostrich is a red meat, he says, it’s 99 percent fat free. Touche’ also will feature an extensive wine list. The restaurant will be open for lunch and dinner six days a week, with fine dining in the evening and primarily salads, sandwiches, soups and quiche for lunch. “We also will specialize in outside catering for home and corporate parties,” Bui says. Live jazz music will be featured on occasion and on some weekends.