Elizabeth Dahl Named Pastry Chef of Tory Miller's Graze and L'Etoile

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The former co-owner and pastry chef of Nostrano brought on as key member of Chef Tory Miller’s team


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Chef Elizabeth Dahl


(MADISON, WI; June 20, 2017)— James Beard Award winning Chef Tory Miller and Deja Food Group are thrilled to announce that Chef Elizabeth Dahl has joined their team as pastry chef of Graze and L’Etoile. Alongside her husband Tim Dahl, she owned the acclaimed capitol square restaurant Nostrano that garnered praise from local and national critics, earning Dahl a James Beard semi-finalist nomination for “Outstanding Pastry Chef.” Dahl worked for several years in some of Chicago’s top restaurants, including Boka, NAHA, and Charlie Trotter’s before moving to Madison to work at Restaurant Magnus.


“I’ve been a huge fan of Elizabeth’s cooking for a while now, and I’m beyond excited to have her talents in the kitchen at both Graze and L’Etoile,” says Chef Miller


With her years of experience, Dahl brings a learned and creative eye to the pastry programs at Graze and L’Etoile. She’ll craft rustic sweets like cookies, cakes, and pies at Graze while focusing on more refined desserts at L’Etoile, both menus taking advantage of local seasonal ingredients.





About L’Etoile

Since 2005, Chef Tory Miller has overseen the kitchen of the highly lauded L’Etoile—a fixture on the Madison, WI, dining scene since Odessa Piper first opened its doors in 1976. Miller continues L’Etoile’s legacy of acquiring locally grown and raised products from the area’s farmers and producers. The French-inspired contemporary American dishes use inventive combinations of vegetables and meats to complement one another, often with unexpected indigenous ingredients. Awarding the restaurant a spot on Wine Enthusiast’s 100 Best Wine Restaurants three years and counting, L’Etoile’s wine selection offers more than 500 bottles from regions throughout the world, including ones from Wisconsin. For more information, please follow the restaurant on Facebook and Instagram.


About Graze

Granted with the 2014 award of Best Restaurant by Madison magazine, Graze—the casual counterpart to L’Etoile—introduces pub-style options as well as a wide range of creative bar selections. Graze shares the beautiful interior of sister restaurant L’Etoile, as well as offers an outdoor patio for enjoying a craft cocktail or a glass of wine on spring and summer nights in Madison.  For more information, please follow the restaurant on FacebookTwitter, andInstagram.


Mary Belovich


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