(NEW ORLEANS) – September 22, 2017 – Chef Emeril Lagasse’s NOLA restaurant reopened its doors today following a 8-week refresh. The casual eatery is Lagasse’s second of four restaurants opened in New Orleans, which will celebrate 25 years of service in October 2017.
The restaurant features a varied selection of dishes inspired by the diverse flavors that have influenced the development of New Orleans cuisine, including Vietnamese and French.
Situated in the heart of the French Quarter, the atmosphere offers an industrial feel, featuring exposed brick walls washed with light, neutral colors to serve as a backdrop for artwork and bright accents. The first of three stories has been transformed into a large bar, offering banquette and high-top seating, along with a chef’s table and open kitchen.
The menu includes everything from an Oyster and Brie Pot Pie and New Orleans Hot Frog Legs, to Alligator Sausage Bao and Oyster Boudin Toast. Popular items including Miss Hay’s Stuffed Chicken Wings and St. Paul’s Gumbo remain on the menu. Other favorites are available as standing daily specials, including the Duck Confit Pizza, Garlic Crusted Gulf Drum and the Buttermilk Fried Chicken.
The bar program features both classic and signature cocktails, like the NOLA Lemonade, along with wines by the glass, available in both 5- and 8-ounce pours.
At the helm is Chef Philip Buccieri. Buccieri is no stranger to Lagasse’s famed French Quarter eatery. The Johnson and Wales graduate started as an intern in 2011, and was hired as a full-time cook just three months later. He served as executive sous chef before his most recent appointment.
He brings his own straightforward approach to cooking with a focus on locally sourced, seasonal ingredients. As chef de cuisine, he works closely with Chef Lagasse to continue to offer guests inventive and delicious dishes.
NOLA is located at 534 St. Louis Street and is open daily at 11:30 a.m. For more information, news and updates on NOLA, visit EmerilsRestaurants.com/nola-restaurant or follow @NOLARestaurant on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
About NOLA Restaurant
NOLA is chef/restaurateur Emeril Lagasse’s casual eatery in the heart of New Orleans’ French Quarter. Open since 1992, the critically-acclaimed restaurant fuses traditional Creole, Acadian and Southern cuisine with global influences. Chef de Cuisine Philip Buccieri works closely with Chef Emeril to create an innovative menu showcasing rustic Louisiana cooking with local and seasonal ingredients. The three-story restaurant features an open-action kitchen, chef’s food bar and a signature wood-fired brick oven.