New Cajun and Creole eatery Restaurant Rebirth (857 Fulton St., 504-522-6863) is now open in the former Chateau du Lac space in the Warehouse District. The restaurant officially opened Wednesday (Dec. 16) following a soft opening over the weekend.
Executive Chef Ricky Cheramie comes from stints at Emeril’s New Orleans, K-Paul’s Louisiana Kitchen, Commander’s Palace and the Bombay Club; he describes his food as “farm-to-table Cajun Creole.”
[jump] The menu includes foie gras and boudin-stuffed quail and Gulf fish served with Covey Rise Farms vegetables, gnocchi, riesling-poached crabmeat, fennel endive marmalade and blackened beurre blanc. There’s also Mississippi-style barbecued Kurobuta pork belly and blackened scallops served with lobster and tasso maque choux.
Several menu items feature sauces and syrups infused with freshly squeezed sugarcane juice - in a vinaigrette dressing served over mixed green salad with farmer’s cheese and candied pecans and a double-cut pork chop served with Creole mustard sugarcane glaze with Nueske’s bacon-braised haricot verts and brabant potatoes.
A late-night menu, available Thursdays through Saturdays until 2 a.m., includes snacks that carry a strong international flair - including yuca frites with chimichurri and Vietnamese five-spice fish served with papaya-cashew salad, rice paper chips, pickled Asian vegetables, lemon jam and Sriracha.
Restaurant Rebirth is open 5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. Monday-Wednesday and 5:30 p.m. to 2 a.m. Thursday-Saturday.
For more information, visit the restaurant’s website here.