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2016 DBLA Winner in the Category of

Provisions & Potables

This year’s Provisions & Potables award goes to Liliana's Restaurant


At Liliana's, the music, cuisine, and atmosphere transport you from Fitchburg to the vibrant streets of the French Quarter in New Orleans. The cuisine features presentations of the freshest fish, organic and local produce, and meats that are prepared Creole and Cajun style, characteristic of the fine dining in New Orleans. Liliana's has an extensive wine list and also serves local micro brewed beers.

Liliana's is constantly searching for local, organic sources for as many of its ingredients as possible allowing produce to ripen before transportation with less environmental impact than trucking cross-country. In keeping with its belief that local is better, Liliana’s used Madison artists, such as a local architect, to realize the vision it wanted to create. All cast iron work in the restaurant was custom created and built by a Madison West High graduate. The restaurant also features live music in the bar by local jazz artists and enthusiasts.

A graduate of Le Cordon Bleu, executive chef and owner David Heide worked at restaurants throughout California, Minnesota, and in multiple Madison area restaurants before opening his own restaurant, Liliana's, in the fall of 2007. Having grown up in Fitchburg just six blocks away from Liliana's location, Dave is very glad to be back home working with his wife Tiffany whom he met while working in California. Their daughter Liliana was the namesake for Liliana's Restaurant and at restaurant opening, she had just turned one-year-old.

Liliana’s and Chef Dave have been very generous to many nonprofits in the Dane County area include Dane Buy Local and tonight’s event. This event would not be possible without Chef Dave’s support.

Liliana's Restaurant has been a Dane Buy Local Member for almost 8 years. Congratulations Liliana's Restaurant.

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