Ian McNulty just took over as The Advocate's head culinary honcho today, and he's already got the scoop on Tujague's official reopening happening this week, with "more modern menus and refurbished dining rooms" than you can shake a tourist t-shirt and chicken wing at. In case you missed it, Tujague's? the iconic French Quarter restaurant and bar that was saved from its potential demise this summer? briefly closed up shop in August to bring the operation up to par. And while you can still get your brisket on, dawlin, here are the major changes spearheaded by owner Mark Latter that you'll also want to know about.
· New chef Richard Bickford, a Commander's Palace/SoBou alum, has updated the menu.
· The five-course table d'hôte menu remains, but a new a la carte menu is also available with "contemporary Creole bistro" fare
· There's now a separate bar menu with filet mignon sliders, soft shell crab BLTs, and the like
· All new menus launch on Friday, August 29
· Hours of service will expand mid-September to include lunch and brunch.
· As for renovations, expect new carpet and fresh paint throughout
· The biggest renovation is in the main dining room, where the brown paneling has been replaced with "whitewashed walls and mirrors," inspired by Galatoire's
· Tujague's Historic French Quarter Restaurant Reopens [Advocate]
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