Chef Chris DeBarr is back in town and now a partner at Asian and Latin American gastropub Rebellion, Todd Price reports this week. DeBarr is best known for bringing duck fat fries and ambitious eats to The Delachaise post-Katrina, as well as opening audacious eateries Green Goddess and the short-lived Serendipity.
After a three year stint in Portland for affordable healthcare/knee-surgery and to be closer to his mother, DeBarr has now returned to New Orleans thanks to a call from Rebellion owner, Seung Hong, asking him to take over the kitchen at the Warehouse District bar-snack hub.
Turns out DeBarr's third night on the job was during that whole Ruby Rose fry-throwing incident.
While DeBarr is staying somewhat true to original menu—and you'll find traditional preparations of some Korean dishes here— he's also adding his own dishes including Korean chimichangas, "drunken" grilled shrimp with soba noodles in a beer and miso broth, and crab-and-rice-based crab cakes flavored with Chinese five-spice and curried succotash.
DeBarr's plans for Rebellion also include cocktails featuring Chinese herbal medicines, the addition of Oregon-based wines, and potentially even cooking classes.