Alamance Living Magazine: French Finesse

Chef Executes Detail, Precision in Dishes

Volume 6 • Issue 6 • September 2018

CULTURE

Saint Jacques at Burke Manor is owned by Lil & Lori Lacassagne, who used to run a nationally known restaurant in Raleigh. In addition to the restaurant, they handle weddings, special occasions, food classes and guided trips to France.

TRULY FRENCH

SAINT JACQUES AT BURKE MANOR INN BRINGS FRANCE TO ALAMANCE COUNTY

Story by Rich Jackson
Photos by Steven Mantilla

In a Victorian building in Gibsonville just off the city square, you’ll find France. Not a hint. Not just a taste of the country that created cuisine. And not just an ill attempt at a fake French restaurant like you can find many places.

At Saint Jacques at Burke Manor Inn in Gibsonville, you’ll find what makes French food truly French.
It is the attention to detail, such as the grated lemon zest in the amuse-bouche. It is the skill set, that makes sure the vegetables are cut perfectly. It is the best of ingredients, such as the salmon, pink and responsive to touch. It is the patience of braising osso bucco for nearly four hours and it is the knowledge of how a wine can bring […]