On July 31, Emeril Lagasse’s NOLA restaurant will close for a six-week renovation in anticipation of its 25th anniversary in October of this year.
The restaurant is working Suite 222 Architecture, LLC and Bockman Forbes Design, also responsible for the design of Meril, Emeril Lagasse’s newest New Orleans restaurant, on the renovation.
Here, now, are the changes coming to Emeril’s NOLA restaurant space and menu:
- Each of the three floors of the restaurant will be renovated.
- The first floor will be transformed into a large bar with a small plates menu.
- The relocated and expanded main bar will feature banquette and high-top seating.
- The former main bar location will be become a “chef’s dining table.”
- The exposed brick walls of the restaurant will be washed with light, neutral colors to create a backdrop for artwork and “bright accents.”
- Chef Philip Buccieri and team are adding dishes inspired by the “the diverse flavors that have influenced the development of New Orleans cuisine, including Vietnamese and French.”
- Popular items, such as the NOLA turtle soup and Ms. Hay’s chicken wings, will remain on the menu.
The restaurant plans to reopen on September 5, 2017.