Camille Fourmont transformed this little vintage dairy shop on a sleepy street into a cult wine bar-shop that draws industry folk from all over the world who meet here for delicious tapas plates & bottles.
Septime’s satellite bottle shop-wine bar across the street was my shoe repair shop before Bertrand & Theo transformed it into a cool neighborhood gathering spot for natural wine.
Behind the world famous tiny taqueria that whips up handmade tacos is a white door that when pushed open after 6pm, transports you into an award-winning sexy candlelit cocktail den jam-packed with folks taking in the killer cocktails, guac & nachos & music playlist until 2am.
Master cheese ager Laurent Dubois has curated the best cheese makers in France in his shop & everything is cut to order. A visit here is like winning the cheese lottery. You can also pick up fresh eggs, farm yogurts, salted-butter, creme fraîche & even vacuum-sealed cheese to bring home with you in your luggage.
Internationally respected Artisan Baker Christophe Vasseur is known for his signature Pain des Amis wood-fired rectangular bread, fig tarts, savoury meat & cheese mini-pavés and, and, and, let’s talk about those sinful salted-butter chocolate-pistachio escargot buns?
Third generation charcutier Gilles Verot is an international star using recipes passed down from his family to fill the shop with canapés, foie gras, patés, patés en croute, rillettes, sausages, cured pork, boudin noir and more. Don’t trust your picnic to other shops selling processed meat from a distributor, you want it sourced & made in-house with love.
An elegant Champagne sharing plates bar on the edge of the French Quarter – potato chips, creme fraîche & caviar anyone?
For a glass full of brown liquor with no judgment Whiskey, whiskey, and more whiskey is what you’ll find here. With a long bar in a dark space and hundreds […]
The granddaddy of craft cocktail culture in New Orleans The folks at Cure upped the cocktail game for the modern age in New Orleans. In 2009, business partners Neal Bodenheimer […]
Follow the locals and chefs on Sunday mornings to the biggest outdoor market with over 100 vendors. You’ll find: fruit & vegetables, herbs, flowers, foie gras, charcuterie, fish, shellfish, chicken rotisseries, butchers, eggs, yogurt, cheesemongers, wine, artisan bread, mustard, salt, honey & more.
Even though my friend Fabrice Lebourdat sold his beloved little bakery in October to pursue other projects, the new bakers kept the sacred name and the soul of what he started. When the croissant takes three days to make, it just isn’t possible for you to go wrong.