Fleur de Lee strives to serve clean, healthy cuisine

JACKSON, Tenn. — One thing can definitely be said about West Tennesseans, we love to eat out.  That is evident by the number of restaurant in Jackson alone, especially along Vann Drive.  The north Jackson roadway is lined with dining options that stay busy.  Though most of them are chain restaurants, if you keep driving west toward Highway 412, you will find a hidden gem.

Fleur de Lee

Fleur de Lee is a locally owned restaurant with a trained chef in the kitchen and a menu that offers options not always found in this area.

Executive chef Kiah Darion strives to deliver nutritiously gourmet meals.  For the most part, her dishes are gluten free and adjustable for vegetarians, vegans and other dietary restrictions.

She describes her cuisine as French fusion with plays on Mediterranean and  Creole.  You might expect the mix of Creole from the New Orleans transplant.  Darion said she found her way to West Tennessee after her boyfriend got a job in Jackson.

Ultimately, the Florida State University dietetics graduate, who studied under a French master chef, said she strives to deliver food that is good all the way around.  “I’m passionate about delivering good nutrition,” said Darion.  She also works to integrate organic, sustainable and locally-sourced ingredients as often as possible.

Opened since September of 2014, Fleur de Lee serves lunch on week days and dinner Thursday through Saturday.  Darion describes the lunch atmosphere as casual with meals ranging from $10 to $15.  Dinner is more of a fine dining experience where meals average about $50 per person.

To learn more about Fleur de Lee, visit http://on.fb.me/1XZQ1aO.



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