Eric Sibley, who was previously chef for the modern Mediterranean steakhouse Doris Metropolitan, now leads the kitchen.
Sibley will be developing his own menus over the next few weeks, according to Vessel's owners. New brunch dishes are slated to join lineup soon as this weekend.
The kitchen was previously led by chef Nick Vella, who brought a distinctive rendition of Mediterranean cooking, with influences that went beyond the French and Italian classics.
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He was executive chef at Doris Metropolitan for the past year, directing that French Quarter restaurant’s artful menu of Mediterranean dishes and high-end steaks.
Vessel is in a church building that dates to 1914, though New Orleans have been dining and drinking under its steeple for decades. It was home to Christian’s Restaurant for nearly 30 years until Hurricane Katrina. It later reverted to a church for a short span, and then became the restaurant Redemption.
Vessel debuted early in the summer of 2016 after the property saw a major renovation. More casual than its restaurant predecessors, Vessel was designed to function as both bar and restaurant, with a long bar lining one of its stained glass flanks and a mix of bistro and lounge style tables for meals.
3835 Iberville St.,504-603-2775
Dinner Mon.-Sat., brunch Sun.
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