New Orleans chef to bring classic Creole dishes to upcoming White Star Market _lowres



New Orleans chef Micah Martello plans to open a new restaurant at the future White Star Market on Government Street in Baton Rouge.

The restaurant, which will be called Fete au Fete, will feature classic Creole dishes, including red beans and rice, shrimp and grits, and crawfish poutine, according to a news release from White Star Market.

“Having White Star Market without a strong Creole concept seemed almost blasphemous,” owner Clark Gaines said. “Micah is a highly skilled operator as well as a chef, and his wide range of experience I feel will translate into a lot of success here.”

Martello, who grew up in Baton Rouge, also operates a Fete au Fete at the St. Roch Market in New Orleans.

Construction on White Star Market is expected to begin later this spring, with an anticipated opening date in nine to ten months, the news release said.

Other restaurants planned at the White Star Market include:

Robear Ln., a restaurant and retail store run by Baton Rouge native Jesse Romero of ‘MasterChef’ fame that will feature Louisiana-inspired dishes, particularly meats and dishes popular in the Acadiana area.

• A second location of Jolie Pearl Oyster Bar, featuring a selection of signature oysters, fried oyster and fried shrimp po-boys and some new dishes.

Gov’t Taco run by a “Food Network Star” finalist Jay Ducote, featuring a wide range of creative tacos.