Haute Plates - May 2011

Crime and Cooking

I first ate a meal at Boucherie in December of 2008. That was not long after the place opened, but I was impressed enough that I included it in a list of the most memorable meals I’d had that year…

On Alan Richman’s Appearance on Treme

I like to think that our relationship is intimate, reader. That we know each other, and that should we meet in a restaurant or a wind-swept alley, we would kiss on the cheek. Because we are comfortable. We are familiar.…

Happenings and Notes of Interest

The New Orleans Wine and Food Experience kicks off its 20th annual festival on May 24. For five days, New Orleans will host a celebration of wine, food and good times generally. (Good times are not guaranteed unless you’re with…

Haute Dogs

New Orleans is not known for great hot dogs. It’s also not known for great hockey. These things are probably not related, though I suppose anything is possible. When I was in high school, there was a short-lived Wienerschnitzel (I…