|2845A Town Center Circle West
Kingwood Town Center
Kingwood, Texas 77339
Tel 281-360-2530 Fax 281-361-2030
William Trout took over The Cheese Market in November 2000. Located on the north side of
Kingwood’s Town Center Park the unlicensed deli, with its outdoor patio, quickly became
known for its wide variety of high quality cheeses, breads, cold cuts and sauces. It became
the preferred meeting place for local residents, many of whom would bring in a bottle of
wine and enjoy the casual atmosphere.
William was persuaded to move to new premises on the west side of the park and in July
2002 opened Cafe du Bois as a full service licensed restaurant to provide an up-market
venue for lunch and dinner. It was a success because of William’s attention to the quality of
service and a talented back office kitchen team led by Chef Alfredo. Café du Bois soon
established a reputation as the place to celebrate special occasions and to go for an
unhurried lunch or dinner with friends or business guests. A solid core of regular guests
supported the restaurant and the menu was adapted over the years but retained the very
popular French-inspired style and flavors that guests had complimented.
In 2010 the front patio was added and, with its view of the park and passing traffic, it
became a popular meeting place reminiscent of the original Cheese Market. A selection of
bistro dishes was added to provide a lighter and faster meal option for those on the run.
In early 2011 a major remodel of the restaurant was completed under the guidance of
consultant Mark Verrett who designed the new look to retain the classic styling while
providing a more relaxed atmosphere. The very popular Saturday Breakfast was restarted to
applause from the local community who had missed the expansive selection of classic
continental and locally Mexican flavors. The bistro selection was expanded but the main
menu retained all of the classics that had been reworked by experienced and talented Chef
Arturo. During 2011 Tony Austin joined William as a partner and manager of the restaurant.
Early in 2012 Sunday Brunch was introduced with a selection of the made-to-order dishes
from the Saturday Breakfast and from the regular lunch menu.
WHAT CAN YOU EXPECT?
There has been little change in the menu and service but William is emphasizing that they
will continue to offer casual fine dining that will be more relaxed but of the same high
quality. Using only the freshest ingredients the chefs prepare every dish to order. There are
more than 35 menu items on the dinner menu and a selection of 9 salads and 10 sandwiches
on the lunch menu. The regular menu is supplemented by the Specials selection which is
rotated regularly. The dinner menu includes a selection of steaks with a choice of the classic
sauces and also a very popular selection of fish including the top-selling Chilean sea bass
with lobster sauce. A choice of drinks is available from the selection of nearly 50 local and
imported wines and a full liquor selection.
Special events can be catered in either the Sun Room or the Main Dining Room dependent on
the size and preference of the group. Special menus, which may include pre-selected wines
and other drinks to meet the taste and budget needs of the group, will be developed.
Cafe du Bois opens Monday through Saturday for dining from 11am to 9pm, on Saturday for
breakfast from 8:30am to 11am and on Sunday from 11am to 3pm for Sunday Brunch. Live
music is performed Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings. Special music evenings are held
periodically. Recently featured were a tribute to George Gershwin, an evening of songs from
Broadway musicals and an evening of The British Invasion.
Main Dining Room
Monday - Friday 11am - 9pm
Saturday 8:30am - 9pm
Sunday 11am - 3pm