Indianapolis Construction Update

Monday, February 20, 2012

New eatery offers slice of French cuisine

INDIANAPOLIS -- It was Valentine’s Day 2012, and the day began with a sweetheart of a deal for employees and visitors at the Indianapolis campus.

At 7 a.m. that day, the doors to Brioche Dorée were opened to the public, serving up a wide range of food for every taste. The café, located near the surgery waiting area on the second floor, offers a varied menu in casual and fast-food French dining.

Brioche Dorée, which translates from French as “blond bread,” adds yet a new touch to the expanding Franciscan St. Francis Health-Indianapolis campus, said Sean McKenzie, director of Food and Nutrition Services.

Indeed. Most Brioche Dorée eateries are located in malls, international airports, town centers, universities and hotels. There are more than 450 restaurants operating worldwide, and it’s presence at St. Francis is unique in hospitals around the region.

“The idea of Brioche Dorée, which originated in France in 1975, was quite simply to blend casual food and French tradition,” McKenzie said. “It’s a perfect fit for our hospital and the hundreds of people we serve daily.”

The restaurant’s menu includes soup, salads, sandwiches, gelato, pastries, gourmet coffee, espresso, frappuccino and assorted beverages.

And the new eatery complements the hospital’s year-old Terrace Café, an expansive, full service restaurant located on the second floor near the east Main Entrance (Zone 1).

Brioche Dorée is opened 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.

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