Bienvenue!

Welcome to Le Chateau!

French cuisine restaurant

Whether you are a party of one or one hundred, our restaurant offers the perfect balance of ambiance and fine French cuisine, with European style atmosphere. Visit our Menu page often to keep up to date with our seasonal cuisine.

Hours
Monday — Saturday: 5pm - 9pm. (Closed Sundays)
(Dining rooms available upon request. Private luncheons throughout the house – upon request for parties of 6 or more)
Reservations Only - Casual Business Attire is recommended
Please call (608) 782-6498

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Menu
Our select menu contains fresh ingredients that will change according to the seasons, and includes classic French icons. Everything from amuse-bouche to dessert is made in house.

Location
Le Chateau is located in the historic Mons Anderson House at 410 Cass Street near beautiful downtown La Crosse, Wisconsin.

Wine of the Moment
Hand selected by our in-house Sommelier. Enjoy it with your meal or purchase it in our boutique.


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Your Hosts

Timothy and Eva Ewers were married in 2003. They have 3 children: Thomas, born in 2008; Hannah, born in 2010; and Simon, born in 2012. Tim and Eva have worked side-by-side in the restaurant business since 2000. Between them, they have accumulated 25 years of experience in the field of Culinary Arts.

In 2011, Tim and Eva were able to achieve their mutual goal of owning their own restaurant. The road has been long, but worth the walk. What was once a dream is now a reality, as they are the proprietors of Le Chateau.


Timothy Ewers

Chef de cuisine and proprietor.

Born in Sparta, Wisconsin, Timothy studied culinary arts in Madison for three intensive years. Since graduation his passion for cooking has taken him to many places in the United States, Europe, and the Bahamas while working in fine dining restaurants and a luxury yacht, including:

Coyote Capers, then voted Best Restaurant in Madison in Madison Magazine 1998.

Beau Rivage in Biloxi, Mississippi—a luxury resort and casino owned by Steve Wynn

27th Avenue Bistro in Gulfport, Mississippi as Chef de cuisine

A "hands on" learner, Tim has spent 5 years in Europe discovering first hand how to create traditional French cuisine. He and Eva started their journey working in England at the Auberge du Lac restaurant in Hertfordshire, under Jean Christophe Novelli—a four Michelin star awarded French Chef. Tim has also worked as a sous-chef at Terres de Truffes in Paris—a boutique-restaurant specializing in truffles: the rare French delicacy. His work led him to take the chef position at the Terres de Truffes in Nice.

In 2006, Tim began an adventurous stint, working as a private chef aboard the Inevitable—a 163 foot long luxury yacht. He prepared Mediterranean meals for charter guests and their friends.

Since 2010, Tim and Eva have been devoted to following their dream of owning their own restaurant. Nine months of remodelling has rewarded them with their own French restaurant: Le Chateau.

Tim's greatest passion is his craft. He believes in simple flavors done to perfection, the finest quality ingredients, and enjoying an intimate dining experience. His customers' opinions and satisfaction are of utmost importance.


Eva Ewers

European trained Sommelier and proprietor.

Born in Châtellerault, France, Eva began her pursuit of a culinary career at an early age. At 15 she became a student of the Hotel, Restaurant, and Culinary Arts school in La Rochelle, France. This formal education would continue for a total of 5 years.

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In 2000, Eva completed the last year of her internship at the Beau Rivage in Mississippi. It was there that she met her future husband, Timothy Ewers. After her graduation in 2001 in France, Eva moved to the United States and worked beside Tim at the Beau Rivage.

She also managed the 27th Avenue Bistro in Gulfport, Mississippi at age 20.

Eva and Tim followed the same route of employment until 2005, with Eva working as a receptionist, waitress, and as restaurant and boutique manager in England and France, respectively.

In 2006, Eva was able to achieve a dream born in Culinary Arts school by taking a 1 year sommelier course taught by Mr. Franck Thomas—ranked 4th best Sommelier in the world in 2000—to become a trained wine professional. As a graduate, Eva was bestowed the title of Sommelier in 2007, and was employed at the wine shop Cave les Sens in Antibes, France. She then joined Tim on board the Inevitable and started the charter season as a stewardess.

Eva settled in Wisconsin in 2008. The state has since become her home.

Eva's background, education, and experience is a definite asset for Le Chateau. She enjoys bringing a fresh look, and simple, yet refined ideas about the service industry to the La Crosse region. Sharing her native culture's food and wine, which may be unfamiliar to some in Wisconsin, is one of Eva’s great joys.