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A Look Inside Sweet Olive and the Burgundy Bar

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[Amy Jett]

The recently renovated Saint Hotel on Canal Street is now open, and with that comes the opening of two of the hotel's food and beverage offerings: Sweet Olive, by the chef and owner of Coquette, Michael Stoltzfus, and Burgundy Bar, a lounge area across the lobby from the restaurant. Above, see photos of the restaurant and the bar, as well as a couple shots of the eclectic lobby separating the two. Below, some notes on the menu.

Executive sous chef Mason Hereford runs the kitchen. Dinner is a set 4 course tasting menu, which won't change daily but will instead change according to the seasonality of ingredients.

Eater got a peak at a sample menu, and the menu items read like mostly like contemporary takes on very traditional dishes. For example, the grilled oysters, that "draws from the traditional New Orleans-style Oyster Rockefeller" but that uses "local Swiss chard, cooked down with finely diced bacon and Jacob's andouille (a famously smokey pork sausage from La Place, LA), and a reduced cream sauce, seasoned with oyster liquor, horseradish, and Herbsaint." Also: Velvet Elvis was the dessert on the example menu, using peanut butter, banana and bacon ice creams, which "are served on a bed of red velvet crumble and are topped with a cream cheese mousse."

Through the next month, Sweet Olive is open for breakfast 7 days a week from 7AM to 11AM, and for dinner from 6PM to 11PM. Starting next week they'll have a small plates/lunch menu available from the end of breakfast through dinner service.

· All Sweet Olive Coverage on Eater NOLA [-ENOLA-]

Sweet Olive

931 Canal Street, New Orleans, LA 70112

Burgundy Bar at The Saint Hotel

931 Canal Street, New Orleans, LA 70112 504.522.5400

Sweet Olive

Canal St. at Burgundy St., New Orleans, LA

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