Haute Plates - March 2011

Chefs on the Move and Other Items of Interest

Ste. Marie, a partnership between Leon and Pierre Touzet of Patois and Robert LeBlanc of LRG, recently named Chris Foster executive chef. Foster was formerly the sous chef at Bobby Flay’s Bar Americain in New York City.  Foster should fit…

Cooking From the Market

The Hollygrove Market and Farm was founded in 2008 to bring fresh produce to the Hollygrove neighborhood and to demonstrate sustainable farming practices on a small scale. On Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Tuesday from noon to…

Comings and Goings

The New Orleans Food Co-op is moving rapidly towards opening in May at the corner of St. Roch and St. Claude streets in the Marigny. With 1000 member-owners already in place, they need around 400 more to iron out some…

Happy Birthday to Me

I turned 42 on Lundi Gras. As birthdays go, 42 is not particularly memorable. 18 was an event. When I turned 21, I believe I celebrated mightily, though the details are lost to me. 30 was a milestone, but 42?…

It's Carnival Time!

This year my birthday falls on Lundi Gras. It won’t happen again in my lifetime, and that’s fine with me. It’s hard enough to get a reservation for dinner on a Monday night, but throw Carnival into the mix, and…