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J’adore Paninis and Crepes opens in Spring Valley

New restaurant also serves pizza and soup

Published: Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014 12:49 p.m. CDT • Updated: Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014 12:53 p.m. CDT
(BCR photo/Lyle Ganther)
Slim Mzoughi, owner and operator of J'adore Paninis and Crepes, stands by the wood-fire pizza oven he has installed at the restaurant he recently opened at 812 W. Dakota St. in Spring Valley.

SPRING VALLEY — J’adore Paninis and Crepes recently opened for business at 812 W. Dakota St. in Spring Valley.

Slim Mzoughi owns and operates the business with his fiancee, Angela Szymovicz.

The couple serves a variety of savory and dessert crepes, vegetable and meat paninis (sandwiches served on Italian bread), salads, pizza and a soup of the day.

J’adore means “I love” in French, so Mzoughi’s business means “I Love Paninis and Crepes.

“We operated this business in the Peru Mall for a few years and moved it here to Spring Valley,” he said. “We added a wood-fire brick pizza oven. We have different menu items that are French, Greek and Italian, as well as pizza.”

Mzoughi studied in Britain on how to make crepes and also graduated from Au Solei Breton, a culinary school, in Paris, France.

When the weather gets better, Mzoughi plans on grilling shishkebabs and barbecue items.

Mzoughi picked Spring Valley to move his restaurant to because he has lived in town since 1997.

“We also offer catering service and will take a trailer to events and fairs in the summer months to serve our food,” he added.

J’adore’s hours are 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. seven days a week. His telephone number is 815-224-9999. Mzoughi also has started a Facebook page for his restaurant.

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