Haute Plates - March 2010

James Beard Foundation Announces Final Nominees

On Monday, March 22, the James Beard Foundation announced the final nominees for the awards it bestows annually. The announcement was made in New Orleans at the Palace Cafe, and Dickie Brennan, one of the restaurant’s owners, announced some of…

Sweetness on Magazine

Sucré is a boutique unlike any other in New Orleans. Modeled after shops that owner Joel Dondis visited during a trip to Europe, Sucré offers beautiful pastries, chocolates and gelato in a sophisticated setting at 3025 Magazine St. With huge…

More Than a Bistro

Meauxbar Bistro is not exactly a hidden gem. Although it may not appear on the radar of the general dining public all that often and its location at 942 N. Rampart St. is not one that sees a great deal…

Traditional Tapas in the Riverbend

Xavier Laurentino is a happy man. About three weeks ago, he opened Barcelona Tapas in the space formerly occupied by Café Volage at 720 Dublin St. For the past two-and-a-half years, he’s been engaged in a monumental renovation of the…