Gianna is one restaurant that is still open for business to the extent that any restaurant is open for business at the moment. Here is a description of the meals they are serving on Sundays:
Chef Rebecca Wilcomb of Gianna is offering a three-course meal for Sunday Supper. The traditional Italian offerings are available for dine-in, take-out, or delivery service. The menus for Sunday Supper will change weekly, and will always include antipasti, main course and dessert. Each Sunday Supper three-course menu is offered for $35 per person, plus tax and gratuity. Paired red and white suggestions as well as the entire wine list are available by the bottle. For more information, place an order or to make reservations, visit www.giannarestaurant.com.
In Jefferson Parish, Creole Cuisine Restaurant Concepts has announced plans to open an Italian restaurant called A Tavola in the space formerly occupied by an outlet of the Bravo chain at the Lakeside shopping center complex. If you are not familiar with Creole Cuisine Restaurant Concepts, you are almost certainly aware of their restaurants, which include:
Broussard’s Restaurant & Courtyard, Kingfish Kitchen & Cocktails, The Bombay Club, two locations of Boulevard American Bistro, Tommy’s Cuisine, New Orleans Social House, Curio, Royal House Oyster Bar, Pier 424 Seafood Market, Chartres House, Café Maspero, The Original Pierre Maspero’s, Creole House Restaurant & Oyster Bar, Gumbo Ya-Ya, Le Bayou, Crescent City Pizza Works, Ernst Café, The Governor, Flamingo-A-Go-Go, and multiple Big Easy Daiquiris, Daiquiri Paradise, and SLUSH Frozen Cocktails, as well as special event venues, Bourbon Vieux, Marché, and The Gallery.
I don’t know Flamingo-A-Go-Go and I have not purchased a daiquiri in a few years, but I like a lot of those places and Fat City needs better restaurants in general. No word on when it will open, but keep your eyes peeled.
We are already almost two weeks into the Coolinary New Orleans experience, and if you haven’t had a chance to experience the low-cost, prix fixe menus on offer at local restaurants you should head to the website and check availability. The specials run until Sept. 13, so you have at least a little time.
We all know this is a trying time for everybody, and restaurants are no exception. I’m not going to suggest that you dine in at the moment, but most of the places involved offer takeout options and 19 of them will deliver.
If your kids are returning to school, may they learn well and stay healthy. If they are “returning” to school virtually, may you resist the urge to emigrate. In any event, I hope you’re eating well and keeping your powder dry.