Director Sofia Coppola, who recently won Best Director at the Cannes Film Festival for The Beguiled, spent “a little over two months” working in New Orleans, where she found out that it was not “Girls Gone Wild craziness,” according to Conde Naste Traveler.
Her shocking revelation and two-month stint led to Director Sophia Coppola’s Guide to New Orleans. It’s the latest New Orleans guides in a national publication from someone with very little experience in the Crescent City. (Remember the Vogue list from late April?)
That said, Coppola seems to have had some good intel before heading out in the Crescent City: Her list is pretty good.
Here, now, Sofia Coppola’s guide to New Orleans:
Peche, the Donald Link seafood spot on Julia and Magazine in the Warehouse District, had Coppola dreaming of its “crab and cucumber salad.” She also appreciated its proximity to the Children’s Museum.
Antoine’s caught her attention with its “impressive” wine cave, “which goes down the whole block.”
She describes Angeline as a “nice, basic place for Sunday dinner.” She liked that it was lighter versions of classics, but that fried chicken was still on the menu.
Her quick lunch spot was Lilly’s in the Garden District, with pho that “kept [her] guessing.”
For coffee, Coppola chose HiVolt and got the same thing every time: “They had something with roasted vegetables with a poached egg and chimichurri sauce—that was the thing I always got—and this matcha almond milk latte.”
She loves the muffulettas from Central Grocery (though it is referred to as “Central Market” in the story).
For drinks, the director throws props to Napoleon House (which has “barely changed a lick” in 150 years), Cosimos, The Spotted Cat, dba, Three Muses, and The R Bar (note: she did not indulge in free haircut Sundays).
How’d she do? Let us know in the comments.