July 20, 2010
Le Bilig Kitchen in Auburn to close July 31

After a 15 year run in Auburn, the owners of Le Bilig Kitchen (11750 Atwood Rd., Auburn) have announced the restaurant will shut down following dinner service on July 31. Owners Marc and Monica Deconinck said in an e-mail that the two were originally planning to take a year-long sabbatical in France and eventually sell the restaurant. Those plans were accelerated on July 9 when their landlord said she no longer wanted a restaurant in the building.

"It was a shock and disappointment after 15 plus years," said the Deconincks in a statement.

The Deconincks plan to hold cooking classes and dinners in August at their home on Bell Rd. For more information: (530) 888-1491 or

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