Authentic NOLA Fine Dining
Waltzing through the heart of the French Quarter while taking in the crooning saxophones, trumpet players and all of it’s jazzy surroundings gives an utter sense of liveliness and vibrancy, along with it’s proud history. Taking in New Orleans can more than work up an appetite and hearty southern cooking is not hard to find full of it’s creole flavour. If you are seeking an upscale taste of Nola, stroll on over to Bienville St. for an urbane experience by chefs John Folse and Rick Tramonto, as they serve up an evolution of food of the seven nations that formed Louisiana’s culture and cuisine.
Restaurant R’evolution’s menu reflects a melding of the chefs’ distinct culinary styles. Steeped in the diverse historic and cultural influences of Louisiana, the menu features not only the chefs’ interpretations of New Orleans classics such as gumbo, po-boys and beignets, but also new creations highlighting ingredients from what Chef Folse refers to as “the swamp floor pantry.” Classic New Orleans ingredients such as Gulf shrimp and oysters, Andouille sausage and catfish appear alongside alligator, frog, crawfish, kumquats, sassafras and persimmons and other indigenous ingredients that have defined Louisiana cooking for centuries. Along with a playfulness to their menu in dishes such as “Death By Gumbo”, the “Visiting Fish” and the “Pig Out Board”.
In addition to such tasteful menu is the vast array of wine tucked inside their well observed vault, holding world wide and high class selections among the 10,000 bottles, that too make up the backbone of Creole cuisine. The wine list focuses heavily on these countries, including classics such as Burgundy and Rhone varietals. Vintage wines, such as 1865 Madeira and 1982 Bordeaux, lend extra prestige to the wine program. In addition, an impressive selection of options representative of emerging wine-producing regions, such as Lebanon, Germany, Slovenia, Greece and South Africa is featured. Should you fancy something a bit more on the creative side, tantalize your taste buds with one of the chef-driven seasonal cocktails inspired by modern takes on “gilded age” libations from the pre-Prohibition era, or an aperitif to paired to perfection alongside your delectable dessert.
So saunter in, sit back and take in the luxurious setting that blends antique architectural details of grand French Quarter homes with contemporary accents. Restaurant R’evolution’s cordial hospitality and culinary experience will certainly leave you craving more, and leave you with a feeling of satisfaction that you will revisit as you share your Nola vacation story with others and surely have you adorning their establishment upon your return to The Big Easy.
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