Restaurant Insider: News from the Kitchen
Madam’s Modern Kitchen + Bar, Pythian Market and Morrow’s
The Daily Catch; Louisiana Red Drum caught at the chef’s finishing camp is prepared with an Olive pickled sauce inspired by his mother’s recipes.
Madam’s Modern Kitchen + Bar
Madam’s Modern Kitchen + Bar has opened in the B Hotel on Canal street. The name is a reference to Storyville, but the menu is modern. There’s a selection of local and Atlantic oysters, cheese and charcuterie plates, and entrees like a steak with fries and “forest” mushrooms and adobo braised pork shank. Madam’s Modern Kitchen + Bar 1300 Canal St., 226-2993; Daily for breakfast, 7 -11, lunch from 11-2, Happy hour 2-5 and dinner 5-9 Mon.-Th. and 10 Fri.-Sat. Brunch Sat.-Sun., 10-3.
The latest food hall to hit New Orleans is Pythian Market, which opened in the CBD recently. Similar to the St. Roch and Auction House Markets, Pythian offers a wide range of dining options in a sleek, modern space. The 14 vendors’ products include freshly squeezed juices, salads, sandwiches, barbecue, Vietnamese, Middle Eastern and Latin food. Pythian Market 234 Loyola Ave., 605-0414; Sun.-Thurs. from 7-9, Fri. and Sat. 7-10; pythianmarket.com.
Morrow’s opened recently at the border between the Marigny and Bywater, with a menu comprised of New Orleans classics and a few Korean twists. The latter comes from chef Lenora Chong, who owns and operates the place with her son, Larry Morrow. Look for fresh and broiled oysters, poor boys, fried catfish and chicken and Korean grilled beef ribs. Morrow’s 2438 St. Claude Ave., 827-1519; Mon. 4-10, Tues.-Thurs. 11-10, Fri./Sat., 11-11 and Sun., 10:30-5; morrowsnola.com.