Hotly anticipated French Quarter eatery Trinity officially opens today, May 11, on Decatur with a swanky million-dollar renovation of the former Maximo's space. Developer Hugh Uhalt originally hired Scott Maki as the opening chef, but after a beneficial chef shuffle Bouligny Tavern alum/chef Michael Isolani is aiming to prove his chops with an enticing menu of contemporary Creole at the two-storied hot spot (check out the new digs below).
So what's on the menu, you ask? Ian McNulty reports that French cuisine is the primary thread here, but Isolani is able to play up his Italian heritage a bit—There's ricotta gnudi, y'all— and Vietnamese elements as well with a banh-mi inspired hogshead cheese appetizer.
This also looks like a great new spot for seafood with seared snapper, grilled shrimp, an oyster menu including raw, smoked, baked options and more. Plus, Trinity is home to the best seafood accompaniment on the planet: duck fat hush puppies.
For dessert, pastry chef Sydney Rainwater's menu appears to have some major Caribbean flare including bread pudding with plantains and rum & brown butter caramel and a 'Dark & Stormy' rum and ginger cake with lime glaze.
The bar program, headed up by Adam Orzechowski, is the spot to take in intriguing cocktails with ingredients ranging from beets to roasted peaches.
Hours: Sun-Thurs, 5 to 10 p.m. Fri-Sat, 5 to 11 p.m.
Further Coverage: Times-Pic