Chef Dominque Macquet is one of the best chefs in town, and he’s returned to the dining scene with a new restaurant, Bordeaux, where he and Sous Chef Martin Fennelly are cooking an ambitious French menu paired with wines by Sommelier Bruno Rizzo and cocktails by Lynn Burgett. A custom-built French rotisserie turns out a changing list of items such as pheasant, lamb or suckling pig. Bordeaux, 4734 Magazine St., 273-5747; Tuesday-Thursday 5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m., Friday-Saturday 5:30 p.m. to 11 p.m.; brunch, Saturday-Sunday 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., BordeauxNola.com.
The Green Room Kukhnya
The Green Room кухня (Kukhnya) got its start as a pop-up at the Siberia Lounge, specializing in Eastern European food. Chef and owner Matthew Ribachonek has now opened a brick and mortar establishment with an expanded menu of items such as pierogies, stuffed cabbage rolls, blinis and more standard pub fare like burgers and sandwiches. The Green Room Kukhnya, 1300 St. Bernard Ave., 766-1613, Sunday, Monday and Wednesday, 4 p.m. to 10 p.m.; Thursday through Saturday, 5 p.m. to midnight; closed Tuesday; GreenroomNola.com.
Local bakery/restaurant Chez Pierre has opened its fifth location in the city, this time in Lakeview. Like the other locations (3 in Metairie and 1 in Harahan) the offerings will include French pastries, sweets, cookies and cakes as well as Vietnamese dishes such as vermicelli bowls, banh mi and pho. King Cakes will be available during Carniva.l Chez Pierre,141 W. Harrison Ave., 467-3176; open 7 days, 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.; ChezPierreNewOrleans.com.