It's only been about a year since Zoya Vora-Shah, owner of My Wine Cellar in Ahwatukee, opened a second restaurant and wine bar called MWC Bistro in Gilbert. Both spots offered a neighborhood vibe and a hand-picked wine list, as well as craft beers and a menu of seasonal cuisine.
But this week MWC Bistro changed hands. At the new Cuisine & Wine Bistro owners Fabrice and Mairead Buschtetz plan to focus more on food, with a new menu that draws inspiration from international cuisines.
Cuisine & Wine Bistro will retain some of the aspects customers came to love at MWC Bistro. That includes the restaurant's wine-by-the-glass list, dog-friendly patio, and live music on weekend evenings. The new owners also plan to continue offering wine-and-painting parties at 1 p.m. on Saturdays.
Fabrice, who was a chef for nearly 30 years in France, plans to expand the menu and add heartier entrees ranging from $15 to $25. There will also be an more extensive selection of cheeses and charcuterie.
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The Buschtetzs bring plenty of restaurant experience to the new Gilbert restaurant. In France, where the couple met and married, they operated and owned restaurants until moving to the Valley in 2013. They also own an auto repair shop not far from the restaurant.
Hours for the new restaurant will remain the same as they were at MWC Bistro for now. In the future the new owners may expand them to include Sunday and/or lunch.
For more information visit the Cuisine & Wine Bistro Facebook.