Petit Louis Bistro Columbia Kicks-Off Opening with Fund Raisers for Local Charities

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Restaurateurs Tony Foreman and Cindy Wolf — who own Charleston, Petit Louis, Cinghiale, Pazo and Johnny’s — will kick-off the opening of Petit Louis Bistro in Columbia on Lake Kittamaqundi next week  with special dining events to benefit four Howard County charities. The restaurant will officially open to the public in early February.

Working closely with Ken Ulman, Howard County Executive, and Howard Hughes Corporation, Foreman Wolf has organized the events to benefit Bridges to Housing Stability, Columbia Festival of the Arts, Domestic Violence Center of Howard County, and The Howard County Conservancy. Donations will go to the charity of the diner’s choice.

The restaurant will hold two charity luncheons($30 per person) on Wednesday, January 29th; and Friday, January 31st, and four charity dinners ($50 per person) on Tuesday, January 28th; Wednesday, January 29th; Thursday, January 30th; and Friday, January 31st. Included in the price is one appetizer, a main course, and dessert. Each guest will also receive a complimentary glass of red or white Cuvee de Louis.  Reservations are being accepted at the restaurant. Call(410) 964-9999 for availability.

The new restaurant’s look is described as “casual and comfortable…modeled after a Belle-Époque Parisian bistro.” Designed by Rita St. Clair, the interiors feature multiple seating areas with red leather banquettes, marble tables, brass chandeliers, a fireplace, and two private dining rooms.

Guests can expect to see traditional dishes on the menu including Duck Leg Confit, Mussels Provençale, Cassoulet, and Steak Frites. The all-French wine cellar will stock hundreds of labels representing every region, including Louis Blanc Chateau Reynon “Cuvee de Louis” 2012, Bordeaux, and Louis Rouge Mas de Boislauzon “Cuvee de Louis” 2011, Cotes-du-Rhone Villages, which will be featured at the opening events. (Scroll down to see the menu.)

In a first for Foreman and Wolf, the restaurant has added a comptoir to the space. The comptoir, which is a casual, walk-up space, will open at 7 a.m. during the week (10:30 a.m.on weekends) and will feature a “serious coffee program,” house-made croissant, pain au chocolat, macarons (with flavors like peanut butter & honey, peppermint chocolate, and more), tarts, chocolates and other confections. The comptoir will also serve sandwiches, soups, quiche, and salads. Breads made fresh that morning will be available for purchase. The comptoir with open to the public in early February.

Petit Louis Bistro on the lake in Columbia will be open for weekend brunch, lunch and dinner. Hours of operation: Lunch, Monday-Friday 11:30AM-2:30PM; Dinner, Monday-Thursday 5PM-10PM, Friday & Saturday 5PM-11PM, Sunday 5PM-9PM; Weekend Brunch (Saturday & Sunday) 10:30AM-3PM. The restaurant is located at 10215 Wincopin Circle, Columbia, Maryland 21044, (410) 964-9999. For more information, visit


Bridges to Housing Stability assists Howard County households that are homeless or in danger of becoming homeless.

Columbia Festival of the Arts is an annual event that builds community through shared participation and celebration, engages participants in a broad spectrum of art forms and culture and encourages interaction among artists and audiences.

Domestic Violence Center of Howard County, now known as HopeWorks, provides services to women and men impacted by sexual assault and all individuals, including children, impacted by domestic violence in Howard County.

The Howard County Conservancy educates children and adults about our natural world, preserves the land and its legacy for future generations and models responsible stewardship of our environment.

Petit Louis Columbia menu

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