Haute Plates - August 2011

The Lunch Spot

An exhaustive list of almost everywhere worth lunching downtown

August Squared

I have let myself and everyone who reads Haute Plates down so far this summer by not writing about COOLinary New Orleans.  COOLinary, if you are not familiar, is the annual promotional event for restaurants in New Orleans which offers…

Golden Experience

I had twice eaten the cooking of Saffron - brainchild of the husband and wife team of Arvinder "Dickey" Vilkhu and Pardeep Vilkhu - when I was welcomed back to the restaurant to ask them some follow-up questions about a…

Soda Jerks

The heat index read 109° when I walked out of the sun and into the air-conditioned confines of the Soda Shop, the newest family member of the now sprawling John Besh culinary empire. The Soda Shop is located at 945…