Haute Plates - January 2010

Mike’s Back on the Avenue

Mike’s East-West, the new venture by Mike Fennelly and Vicky Bayley, opened this past Monday at 628 St. Charles Ave., the former home of Mike’s on the Avenue. The space, in the Lafayette Hotel, has housed a few other restaurants…

The Bistro Carries On

The Bistro at Maison de Ville first opened its doors in 1986, though it feels as if the restaurant at 733 Toulouse St. has been around even longer. I certainly had the impression that the restaurant had been around a…

Coquette Bucks a Trend

Coquette has proved that location does not always determine a restaurant’s fate. The address at 2800 Magazine St. has seen two restaurants that seemed likely to succeed come and go –– Takumi and Table One –– before Coquette reversed the…

The Local Lingo

I had the opportunity to get to know chef Aaron Burgau a few years ago when I was tasked with writing the “best new chef” profile for New Orleans Magazine’s 2008 dining issue. I found him to be a very…