Haute Plates - April 2012

Ideas Destined for Greatness

I was thinking the other day about how I could make a great deal of money in a very short time. I rejected ideas involving firearms or the sale of recreational pharmaceuticals, as I am a family man and past…

Ow, My Gallbladder

My wife is due to give birth to our daughter at the end of May. She's feeling better than she did during the first trimester of her pregnancy, but she's been getting progressively more uncomfortable over the last few weeks.…

French Quarter Fest Picks

Today is the start of French Quarter Festival, which runs through the weekend. In the 29 years the Fest has been held, it's expanded quite a bit. Over 500,000 people partied in the Quarter last year, and this year attendance…

Tamarind

“Fusion” is not a term I generally use as praise when it comes to restaurants. It brings to mind a muddle; a chef who enjoys both Italian and Japanese food and expresses that enjoyment with a seaweed risotto topped with…