A restaurant in the John Besh empire, Borgne, named for the lake outside of NoLa, serves reinterpreted versions of the hunting, trapping and fishing fare that those who head to the lake for sport have made for years. The Chef, the brilliant Brian Landry, draws on his own culinary expertise, his journeys through Spain and his own Louisiana heritage to create absolutely amazing dishes and one of my favorite menus anywhere.
Dishes like Black Drum, a local fish with a remarkable sweetness, served with lumps of local crab meat; garlic bread soup with a beautiful egg yolk at the bottom of the bowl and a creamy garlicky broth poured over it, seafood stuffed artichoke, empanadas and the amazing duck poppers are among the standouts for me. The space is a light, airy and rather large, though divided by awesome decorative blackboards with great and fun illustrations and inside jokes for New Orleans locals. Great cocktails too! Don’t miss the chocolate hazelnut pudding in the jar.
"BORGNE , New Orleans, LA"
14 Apr, 2015
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