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Merci! A thank you to Madison… From owner Patricia Davis comes a French venture that is focused on providing French cuisine while also being approachable and affordable. Located on the Square in Madison, our new lounge area offers a more accessible view of the Capital that showcases our lovely, accordion windows.


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Executive CheF

Chef Sami grew up in Tunisia's Kerkennah Islands, in the Mediterranean Sea. From a family of master cooks, he learned the art of preparing fish and seafood from a young age.. An experienced, creative and exacting chef, he mastered the art of French-Mediterranean cooking and attracted a devoted following.
Sami Fgaier was creator, owner and head chef of Le Chardonnay Restaurant which opened in 2003 and closed in 2009. Twice named Silver Winner in the Best of Madison French category, he has been profiled in Madison Magazine, Brava and many other publications.

Since 2009, he has owned and operated Le Personal Chef, offering in-home dining services and gourmet catering. He recently attended Le Cordon Bleu cooking school in France, honing his already considerable skills in classic and modern French sauces. We are excited to have him join us as executive chef here at merci.