Gambit's 2018 winter restaurant guide: French_lowres

The brunch menu at La Povence in Lacombe includes seared swordfish, nicoise deviled eggs, haricots verts and heirloom tomatoes.

Cafe Degas

3127 Esplanade Ave., (504) 945-5635; www.cafedegas.com

Fried soft-shell crab is served with a salad of local baby mizuna, English cucumber, Creole tomato, roasted corn, feta cheese, heart of palm, smoked Vidalia onion and bacon vinaigrette. Reservations recommended. Lunch Wed.-Fri., dinner Wed.-Sun., brunch Sat.-Sun. $$$

Ciro's Cote Sud Restaurant

7918 Maple St., (504) 866-9551; www.cotesudrestaurant.com

Napolitana pizza is topped with Italian sausage, mushrooms, black olives, tomatoes, garlic and mozzarella. Delivery available. Reservations recommended. Dinner daily. Checks accepted. $$

Crepes a la Cart

1039 Broadway St., (504) 866-2362; www.crepecaterer.com

The Boss' Favorite crepe is filled with smoked Atlantic salmon and Swiss and cheddar cheeses and topped with a fried egg, mushrooms, red onions and barbecue and hot sauces. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch, dinner and late-night daily. $

La Crepe Nanou

1410 Robert St., (504) 899-2670; www.lacrepenanou.com

Grilled lamb chops come with a cognac reduction, pommes frites and haricots verts. Reservations accepted. Dinner daily, brunch Sun. $$

La Provence

25020 Highway 190, Lacombe, (985) 626-7662; www.laprovencerestaurant.com

A slow-roasted lamb shank is served with ratatouille, crowder peas, charred eggplant puree and herbs. Reservations recommended. Dinner Fri.-Sun., brunch Sun. $$$

Lilette

3637 Magazine St., (504) 895-1636; www.liletterestaurant.com

Duck leg confit is served over escarole salad in red wine vinaigrette with duck fat-roasted potatoes and fried veal marrow. Reservations recommended. Lunch Tue.-Sat., dinner Mon.-Sat. $$$


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