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Following a string of closed restaurants at 37 Albany St., Les P tes et Les Nouilles is the newest restaurant to open in Cazenovia. Together with his wife, Dawn, business owner Wilson Jonn opened the eatery on Jan. 27 and looks to increase the menu, as business builds.

While the name Les P tes et Les Nouilles is French for "Pasta and Noodles" the menu offers cuisine of a Thai variety.

"I'm trying to do something different. We have very creative and unique cuisine," Jonn said. "When we have a fully trained staff, we will make specialty, rare dishes from around the world."

Jonn was born in French Indochina, and lived in Normandy for six years. Once his family immigrated to the U.S and settled in Central New York, they started Erawan Thai Restaurant, on Erie Boulevard. It was there he honed his cooking skills and compiled a repertoire of specialty dishes.

The signature dish that Jonn recommends for those new to the restaurant is their "drunken pasta," a mixture of stir fried sweet basil, brown sauce, broccoli, cabbage, snow peas and the customer's choice of meat. Jonn also recommends the well-known noodle dish "pad thai" to patrons.

The restaurant offers a menu full of moderately-priced entrees and affordable appetizers, as well as an extensive assortment of beverages, including exotic options like Thai iced-tea, Thai iced-coffee and mango juice. A selection of beer and fine wine will also be available to diners.

In prior years, the building at 37 Albany St. was home to the Cazenovia Grill as well as Nirchi's Italian Restaurant. With the attractive location in the village, Jonn said he is curious as to why previous establishments failed. Optimistic with the growing number of patrons, he is excited to see both his staff and menu increase.

Lunch at Les P tes et Les Nouilles will be offered from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and dinner will be offered from 5 to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday. Dinner will be available until 9:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. For more information, or to check space availability call 815-4213.

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