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Tuesday – Saturday: 5 to 9PM
Sunday + Monday: Closed

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noun plural triskelia (trɪˈskɛlɪə) or triskeles

a symbol consisting of three bent limbs or lines radiating from a centre.

The three legs of the triskelion move outward from the center, suggesting motion, rebirth and the cyclicality of nature.

A new chapter!

Welcome to Cafe Triskele, the newest project by Franck Tessier & Rachel Portnoy, chefs & owners of Chez Nous since 2005. After a year unlike any other, we felt it was time for change, for reinvention, symbolized by the Celtic Triskele, which indicates progress through action. Cafe Triskele’s cuisine is rooted in quality, local ingredients; the techniques of our mentors, mothers & grandmothers; and the inspiration of our team and guests. We welcome you to share our passion for food in a relaxed, friendly setting.
Here we focus on seasonally-inspired cuisine with an emphasis on smaller portions that are perfect for sharing, tasting, and exploring.
nibbles
  • Warm Spiced Nuts 6
  • Black Olive & Sun-dried Tomato Tapenade | Baguette 7
  • Warm Berkshire Mt. Baguette & Butter/Olive Oil | (Gluten-Free Bread available) 4
  • Saucisson Sec & Chorizo, House Pickles | Baguette 6
  • 3-Cheese Board, Artisanal & Local Cheeses & House-made Onion Chutney | Baguette 13
Veggies
  • Mixed Green Salad | Melon, Pepitas, Red Onion, Tomato, White Balsamic Vinaigrette 13
  • Quinoa Salad | Cranberries, Feta, Marcona Almonds, Sherry Vinaigrette 14
  • Classic Caesar Salad | Croutons, Shaved Parmesan, Anchovies 13
  • Grilled Vegetable Ravioli | Parmesan, Spinach, Sundried Tomato EVOO 18
  • French Puy Lentil & Einkorn Grain, Squashes, Greens, Blood Orange, Pepitas 18
Fish & Meat
  • Chicken Liver Pâté | Cornichon, Chutney, Berkshire Mt. Peasant Bread 13.50
  • Pâté Maison | Franck’s Country Pork Pâté of the Moment, Cornichons, Chutney, Berkshire Mt. Peasant Bread 13.50
  • Louisiana Shrimp | Pastis, Tomato, Garlic Herb Butter 14
  • Smoked Bluefish Mousse | House Pickles & Baguette 13
  • Baby New Zealand Lamb Chops (4) | Piquillo Pepper-Polenta “Fries,” Spiced Lamb Jus 21.50
  • Grilled Black Angus Petit Steak | 4 oz Steak, Potato Gratin, Red Wine Jus 19.50
  • Crispy Confit Duck Leg | Root Vegetable & Thyme Mash, Cranberry Glaze 20
  • Poached MA Cod | Franck’s Fish Soup, Fennel, Tomato, Potato, Rouille Crouton 20
Les Sandwichs
Served with House Fries or Salad
  • Grass-Fed Black Angus Beef Burger | Swiss Cheese, Garnishes, Garlic Aioli 17
  • Triskele Beet and Grain Burger, 100% vegetarian | Garnishes, Hosta Hill Spicy Aioli 16
  • Marinated VT Chicken Sandwich | Bacon & Caramelized Onion Jam, Lettuce, Tomato, House Roasted Peppers, Brioche 16.5

Please notify your server of any food allergies.

Consuming raw or undercooked meats, poultry, seafood, shellfish, or eggs may increase your risk of foodborne illness.

Sweets
All gluten free or can be
  • Warm Blondie Sundae | Sea-Salt Caramel, Rum Raisin, Vanilla Ice Cream, Whipped Cream 11
  • Dark Chocolate Mousse Torte | Coffee Mocha Ice Cream 11
  • Orange-Almond Cake | Mango Cream & Berry Compote 11
  • Flourless Chocolate Pecan Cookie 3.5
  • Ultimate Chocolate Chip Cookie 3
  • High Lawn Farms Ice Cream | Sorbet 5.5
DESSERT COFFEES & MARTINIS
  • Chocolate Martini 12
  • Mudslide Martini 12
  • Espresso Martini 12
  • Traditional Irish Coffee 12
  • Café Français | Cognac & Grand Marnier 12
  • Café du Mexique | Kahlua & Tequila 12
  • Café Triskele | Bailey’s & Crème de Cacao 12

Please notify your server of any food allergies.

Consuming raw or undercooked meats, poultry, seafood, shellfish, or eggs may increase your risk of foodborne illness.

To choose wines for our list, we use the same criteria as we do for our ingredients in the kitchen: we look for high-quality, small producers, often coming from “off the beaten path” locales where you can find terrific correspondence between quality and price. We give priority to producers who use organic and sustainable practices where possible, who take care to do things the traditional way. Santé!
WINES BY THE GLASS
Glass
  • *Sauvignon Blanc, Dom. Malet, Touraine ‘18 (Fr.) 9.5
  • Pinot Grigio, Villa Vestea, Adonis ’18 (Italy) 10
  • Chardonnay, Talmard, Macon- Uchizy ’18 (Fr.) 10
  • *Riesling, August Cellars, (Oregon) ‘16 9.5
  • *Dry Rosé, Marie du Fou, Loire Valley ‘18 (Fr) 9.5
  • *Pinot Noir, Shelter, Lovely Lilly ’17 (Baden, Germany) 10
  • *Côtes du Rhône, Perrin « Nature » ’18 (Fr) 9.5
  • *Malbec, Reunion ’18 (Argentina) 9.5
  • * Cab Sauvignon, Owen Roe, Sharecroppers, *17 (WA) 10.5
  • *Côtes De Bordeaux, Ch. Haut-Colombier ’16 (Fr) 12
Full
  • *Sauvignon Blanc, Dom. Malet, Touraine ‘18 (Fr.) 38
  • Pinot Grigio, Villa Vestea, Adonis ’18 (Italy) 40
  • Chardonnay, Talmard, Macon- Uchizy ’18 (Fr.) 40
  • *Riesling, August Cellars, (Oregon) ‘16 38
  • *Dry Rosé, Marie du Fou, Loire Valley ‘18 (Fr) 38
  • *Pinot Noir, Shelter, Lovely Lilly ’17 (Baden, Germany) 40
  • *Côtes du Rhône, Perrin « Nature » ’18 (Fr) 38
  • *Malbec, Reunion ’18 (Argentina) 38
  • * Cab Sauvignon, Owen Roe, Sharecroppers, *17 (WA) 42
  • *Côtes De Bordeaux, Ch. Haut-Colombier ’16 (Fr) 48
BEERS & HARD CIDERS
  • American Craft Beers on Draught 8
  • Barrington Brewing Co. 5.5% Dortmunder (MA)
  • Barrington Brewing Co. 6.2% New England IPA (MA)
Beer in Bottles or Cans:
  • Jacks Abby House Lager (Framingham, MA) 5
  • New Grist Gluten-Free Lakefront Brewery (WI) 7
  • Citizen Hard Cider (Burlington, VT) (16 oz) 6.5
  • Weihenstephaner (Munich) (non-alcohol) 7.5
White & Rosé Bottles
  • Rosé, Commanderie de la Bargemone, Coteaux d’Aix-en-Provence 2019 (France) 36
  • Vouvray, Chenin Blanc, Les Chancelieres, 2016/17 (Loire Valley, France) 30
  • Quincy, Sauvignon, Dom. Adele Rouze 2017/18 (Loire Valley, France) 42
  • Aligoté, Domaine Fontaine de la Vierge, Clement Biot 2017 (Burgundy, France) 45
  • Pinot Gris, Belle Pente 2014 (Willamette Valley, Oregon) 36
  • Graves, Semillon-Sauvignon, Chateau Graville-Lacoste, 2017/18 (Bordeaux, France) 37
  • Pouilly-Fuisse, Chardonnay, Dom. Melin, Clos Marie « La Soufrandise » 2017 (Burg, Fr) 49
  • Chablis, Chardonnay, Dom. Seguinot et Filles, 2016/17 (Burgundy, France) 45
  • Chardonnay, Barrique, 2016 (Sonoma Coast, California) 40
  • Riesling, (dry), Dom. Zind Humbrecht 2015 (Alsace, France) 54
  • Viognier, Illahe Vineyards, 2016 (Willamette, OR 36
Red Bottles
  • Règnié, Gamay Noir, « Diaclase » Dom. De Capreoles 2015 (Beaujolais, Burgundy, France) 45
  • Cinsault, Dom. Rimbert, “Cousin Oscar” NV(Langudoc-Roussillon) 34
  • Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Vignoble Mayard, Clos du Calvaire, 2016 (Rhone, Fr) (500ml) 62
  • Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Vignoble Mayard, Clos du Calvaire, 2016 (Rhone, Fr) (750ml) 82
  • Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Red Blend, Dom. Du Vieux Telegramme, 2016 (Rhone, Fr.) 92
  • St. Joseph, Syrah, Dom. Jean-Louis Chave “Offerus” 2016 (Northern Rhone, Fr.) 65
  • Love Red, Carignan, Valdiguie, Syrah, Cab, Broc Cellars 2017 (North Coast, CA) 42
  • Grenache, Birichino, Old Vines, Besson Vineyard 2017 (Central Coast, CA) 54
  • Malbec, Clos Troteligotte, « K-or », 2017 (Cahors, France) 39
  • Blaye, Côtes de Bordeaux, Merlot & Cab blend, Château le Thil ’17 (Bordeaux, France) 36
  • Medoc, Château Patache d’Aux 2012 (Bordeaux, France)(half bottle) 32
  • Margaux, Cab blend Ch. Paveil de Luze 2015 (Bordeaux, France) 68
  • Haut-Medoc, Cab, Merlot blend Le Haut-Medoc d’Issan 2015 (Bordeaux, France) 60
  • St. Estephe, Merlot blend, Ch. L’Insouciance, 2015 (Bordeaux, France) 85
  • Zinfandel, Quivira, 2017 (Dry Creek Valley, Sonoma, California) 45
  • Cabernet Sauvignon, Andrew Will Cellars, 2016 (Columbia Valley, Washington) 70
Champagnes & Sparkling Wines
  • Prosecco, Conegliano Valdobbiadene Brut, ¼ btl, NV(Italy) Just a glass, perhaps? 12
  • Champagne Pierre Paillard, Bouzy Grand Cru, Extra-Brut, NV 375ml (M. de Reims, Fr) 56
  • Prosecco, Ca’ di Rajo, Extra Dry, NV 750 ml (Italy) 40
  • Crémant de la Loire, Brut, Chenin Blanc, NV 750 ml. (Loire Valley) 48
"ZERO PROOF” Cocktails
  • Strawberry Arnold | Strawberry Iced Tea & Lemonade 6
  • "Shandy” | Non-Alcoholic Beer & Sprite 6
  • La Pina | Coconut & Pineapple Cooler 6
  • Matador | Spicy Virgin Mary 6
  • Lavender Limeade 6
  • Coke / Diet Coke / Sprite / Ginger Ale / Club Soda / Fevertree Ginger Beer 4
  • San Pelegrino / Perrier / Saratoga Waters
Coffees & Teas
  • Affogato- High Lawn Farms Ice Cream with a shot of espresso pour-over 8.5
  • Espresso – Regular or Decaf 3
  • Cappuccino or Cafe Latté 3.5
  • Cafe Mocha 4.75
  • Hot Chocolate 3.50 & Bailey’s 8.5
  • Iced Tea 3.5
  • Cold Brew Barrington Coffee 4.5
  • Pot of Serendipitea Organic Tea 3

Black Teas: Breakfast, Earl Grey, Mango Ceylon, Decaf Earl Grey, Decaf Black
Green Teas: Jasmine, Passionfruit
White Tea
Herbal Teas: Mint, Chamomile, Strawberry-Hibiscus

After Dinner Drinks
  • Amaro Meletti 9
  • B & B 8
  • Courvoisier V.S. 9
  • Cerbois Armagnac VSOP 10
  • Cointreau 9
  • Grand Marnier 10
  • Busnell Calvados 9
  • Taylor Fladgate 10 yr Tawny 10
  • Graham’s Ruby Port 8
  • Lustau Palo Cortado 8
  • Harvey’s Bristol Cream 7
  • Absenthe 10
Dessert Coffees & Martinis
  • Traditional Irish Coffee
  • Café Français| Cognac & Grand Marnier
  • Café du Mexique| Kahlua & Tequila
  • Café Triskele| Bailey’s & Crème de Cacao
  • Chocolate Martini
  • Mudslide Martini
  • Espresso Martini
House-made Digestifs
  • House-made Limoncello
  • Ginger-Quincello
  • Liqueur “44” – A Special Digestif from Nantes! Calvados infused with our secret blend of fruits & spices…

House-made Pates in 4 oz jars
  • French Country Pate 6.5
  • Chicken Liver Pate 8.5
  • Rabbit, Fig & Chablis Pate 9.5
  • Veal, Sweetbread & Foie Gras Pate 12
  • Duck, Green Peppercorn & Pistachio Pate 9.5
House-made Chutney, Preserves & Jam
  • Quince Chutney, 4 oz jar 5
  • Citrus Marmelade 8 oz jar 7
  • Passionfruit Curd 4 oz jar 6
  • Salty Caramel Sauce 4 oz jar 5
Pantry Staples
  • Organic Einkorn Berries 1 lb. 4.5
  • House-milled Whole Einkorn Flour 4.5
  • Hosta Hill Fermented Hot Sauce (Red) 7
  • Hosta Hill Fermented Hot Sauce (Green) 7
  • “Fauxmaggio” Dairy-free Pesto 8
From the Freezer
  • Quart of Celeriac Soup 12
  • Quart of Leek & Potato Soup 12
  • Lamb Navarin 14

Reservations are recommended, though not required.

Online reservations must be confirmed by phone and we ask that you provide a local telephone number for contact.

Large parties (6 or more) must be confirmed 24 hrs. in advance.

We are a small restaurant with a very short busy season, so if you know you will not make your reservation, we ask that you notify us as soon as possible.

If we don’t have availability at your preferred time, we also offer a wide range of prepared meals to go. We can accommodate larger menus and we have flexible hours, so you can pick up your order at your convenience.

Thanks so much for your understanding and helping us to accommodate everyone during this challenging time!

If you prefer, call (413) 243-6397 for reservations or to change existing reservations. Email rachel@cheznousbistro.com with any questions.

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The picturesque Main Street in Lee, MA where we are located is happily right at the center of all of the major Berkshire attractions.
Cafe Triskele is:
With all of the charming shops, churches, and architecture of this old mill town just outside of our door, Cafe Triskele is a convenient destination to complement any Berkshire outing.
Dress Code

Don’t let the Frenchy name fool you: We are a casual restaurant, suitable for a special occasion or just a bite when you don’t feel like cooking. All are welcome!

Food

Casual Bistro Cuisine made in-house by Chef/Owner Franck Tessier and his staff. All desserts made in-house by Rachel Portnoy, Pastry Chef/Owner.

Vegetarian, gluten-free, and vegan options are always available. Takeout dinners available for pickup.
Wine
Curated list of organic & natural selections, as well as a full bar. It’s against Massachusetts law to bring your own wine to an establishment licensed such as ours is. You can, however, take home any left-over wine in your bottle in a Wine Doggy Bag.
Wheelchairs
Though the restaurant is accessible by wheel chair via our ramp in the front, it’s an old building and the bathrooms may have limited accessibility to larger chairs.
Parking
Though our parking lot is too small to accommodate everyone on a busy night, Lee is a really easy place to park! On the street parking in either direction and on any side street is unlimited and free.
Forms of Payment
We accept Visa, Mastercard, American Express, cash, local checks, and Traveler’s Checks
Safety Guidelines due to COVID-19
Welcome to Cafe Triskele!
We’re so excited to celebrate our new restaurant concept with you – just in time for a gorgeous Berkshires summer! Please know that our team is taking these new safety guidelines very seriously and we will do everything we can to keep you and our team safe during your visit. Here’s what to expect:
Full on Hospitality – Limited Interaction
To keep you and our staff as safe as possible, reservations are available online and menus will be available online. Takeout is a great option for anyone looking for a delicious meal without any contact, or for those we can’t accommodate due to the limited seating.
Restaurant Sanitization
After each reservation, we will sanitize the table, chairs and full area around it including commonly touched surfaces. Similarly, we will do the same for restroom service.
BYOM (Bring your own mask!)
Everyone must wear a face coverings over their nose and mouth, except while eating and drinking at a table. At this time, this rule applies to all of our guests eating on-premises regardless of your vaccination status.
Keep A Safe Distance
Everyone must maintain a distance of at least 6 feet, wherever possible (including the outdoor spaces).
Wash Up
Guests are encouraged to wash hands frequently with soap for at least 20 seconds.
Party Size and Timing
Parties are limited to 6 people per table and will have a reservation time of 1.5 hours. We ask that you respect this window as it gives us time to clean and sanitize the space properly in between guests.
Not Restaurant Ready?
We ask that if you are experiencing any symptoms consistent with COVID-19 or if you/someone you have been in contact with has been exposed to COVID-19, please stay home and enjoy take out. Please note, we are also screening our teams daily against these same guidelines.
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Hours

Tuesday – Saturday: 5 to 9PM
Sunday + Monday: Closed

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