Haute Plates - January 2011

Sweet Holy Fish

In August of 2010 Link Restaurant Group hired Ronda Ruckman as executive pastry chef. Ruckman will be overseeing the desserts at the four venues LRG operates in New Orleans and the soon-to-open branch of Cochon in Lafayette. Ruckman is from…

The Grill Room Returns

My first meal at the Windsor Court’s Grill Room was during the tenure of Kevin Graham. I can’t recall the precise details, and I wasn’t in the habit of committing my meals to writing at the time, but I do…

Predictions for the New Year

It may seem unconventional to wait until the second week of the new year to make predictions about what to expect in the next 12 months, but I am, if nothing else, unconventional. Actually, unconventional is putting it mildly. “Weird”…

A Few Recent Meals

I’ve had a few meals recently that are worth discussing, any of which could be the sole topic of this blog. Unfortunately other demands on my time –– some imposed by my parole officer (I'm innocent; I swear!) –– have…