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Café Framboise Announces New Owner, Bistro a Vin to Reopen May 6th



Café Framboise on Friday introduced their new owner. Dominique and Florence Chantepie have handed the keys over to Nicole Mallory.

Mallory, a mother of five who previously served as the owner of an in-home care center in Myrtle Beach, plans to keep the café a gathering place for the Charleston community. She will have South Carolina Chef Ambassador Forrest Parker join the café as Chef Consultant, and has debuted a new gourmet “Le Marche” dinner menu available for take-out and delivery. Dishes include Cassoulet, Beef Bourguignon and Paella (pictured at right).

“Call me crazy, call me hopeful, but I am beyond excited to be taking over as the new Owner of Café Framboise,” Mallory said. “In the true spirit of everyone in the F&B industry, I, along with the help of Dominique and Florence, are continuing to fight with strength and positivity to keep our café open and serve patrons.”

“Nicole is smart, determined and passionate, and we have the utmost confidence that she will excel as the new owner,” Florence said. “Dominique and I plan to stay in an advisory role for at least the next five years, and look forward to focusing the majority of our attention on our sister restaurant located next door, Bistro A Vin.”

In addition to serving as Chef Consultant at the café, Parker serves as the Founder and Chief Culinary Evangelist of Undiscovered Charleston, which offers culinary history walks tours and tasting experiences to Charleston locals and visitors.

Bistro A Vin will reopen on Wednesday, May 6th, offering a selection of premier wines and dinner items, available for pick up or delivery (cuisine only). Guests can walk in and quickly peruse Dominique and Florence’s expertly selected wines, like French Chardonnay Laroque and Rosé´VillaViva, in a safe environment to take home, along with the Bistro’s beloved cheese platters and dishes like Duck Confit and Smoked Salmon Bilinis (also available for delivery).

Bistro A Vin is open for dinner for take-out and delivery Tuesday through Saturday from 3 pm to 8 pm. Café Framboise is open for breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner for take-out and delivery Monday through Saturday from 8 am to 7 pm, and Sunday from 9 am to 2 pm (delivery available on DoorDash, Chownow and GrubHub). To browse menus and place your order, visit and

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