Over the years, we've reviewed and recommended places to eat in New Orleans. We all have our favorites, but it's hard to go wrong food wise when visiting the Crescent City. Rather than have us again recommend some places to go, we thought instead to let some chefs who put New Orleans on the map let you know where they go out to eat.
First, we'll start with Emeril Lagasse. Underneath the polished TV persona that became self-parody with the the incessant shouts of "BAM!", Lagasse possesses a deep and abiding love of New Orleans and its diverse food culture.
Nina Compton is part of a new generation of rising New Orleans chefs. We wrote written about her stellar restaurant Compere Lapin last year, where Compton blends New Orleans, Italy, and the Caribbean, creating innovative and inspiring food.
First at his restaurant Shaya and now at Saba, Alon Shaya pioneered high end Israeli food in New Orleans. He rose to prominence as a chef and partner at Domenica restaurant before branching out on his own.