We receive frequent inquiries from Mishawaka residents and visitors to our city about opportunities to shop, dine and play here. We are always looking for ways to promote Mishawaka businesses; and, partnering with VPN Marketing Group an idea was born—use the resources of our official web sites to create this directory and fill it with information that our web visitors are requesting. We hope you find it helpful. Let us know how we can improve it further.
Businesses are listed in the VisitMishawaka.com website. Most also have a duplicate listing on one of our other sites based on the type of business they conduct. So, a restaurant will also appear on our DineMishawaka.com site; a department store will have a second listing on ShopMishawaka.com and so on. Whether browsing by category, or using our search..VisitMishawaka.com is easy and fast!
Check out our UP Mall section HERE under Malls and Shopping Plazas.
CHEF LAURENT ROBIC
Always wanted to see the Eiffel Tower? Now you can not only do that (well, a replica of the famous tower, anyway); but, you can also get a taste of the best of France. In the vintage French cafe, tucked away in the lower level of the new Villa Macri in Toscana Park shopping plaza on the northern fringe of the Mishawaka corporate limits, you can learn the art of French cooking (or basic cooking for that matter) from a delightful French chef, Chef Laurent Robic.
After meeting his wife, Kathy, in Paris, Chef Laurent came to Indiana from France via Chicago—(via Paris, London, Germany, and Canada). He has been featured in Lake Magazine, IN Michiana, Life & Spaces, The South Bend Tribune, WNIT Open Studio, WSBT's Darla's Dish on Saturday mornings, and most recently as a part of the WSBT Early Morning Show Live Fox 28 News.
Learning to cook from his mother, Christiane, as a young boy in Brittany, France, Chef Laurent was taught the value of cooking from the heart—using fresh vegetables which he and his father gathered from their garden, and making everything from scratch. His passion is contagious. After a few minutes in his kitchen, we began to believe that we too could make mouth watering dishes our family and guests would remember.
Not really into cooking? Do you just want to be able to spend time with your guests instead of in the kitchen? Chef Laurent will come to your home and prepare a meal for private parties of any size. You can even turn it into an event, as he loves to tell his secrets about the preparation of the dishes in a way that only an authentic French accent can truly make momentous.
Want a great idea for a fund-raiser? Get a group together for a fun evening with wonderful food and laughter, and 20% goes to your favorite charity. See details at www.ChefLaurentInc.com. You'll also find Spring Specials and coupons you can print out for savings off classes.
Oh, we almost forgot! You have never had a truffle until you have tasted Chef Laurent's hand rolled Lavender Truffles...He has other wonderful flavors as well, such as Espresso Coffee, Raspberry, and Caramel. So rich, you can only eat one in a sitting; but, so wonderful, you'll find yourself talking about them to everyone you meet.
A wonderful addition to our community! We highly recommend you stop in and visit Chef Laurent!