Boucherie, Chef Nathanial Zimet’s lauded Southern cafe, is moving back to the cozy purple cottage around the corner where it got its start this December, Ian McNulty reports.
Zimet and business partner James Denio started selling boudin balls and more out of a K&B-purple truck called Que Crawl in 2006. By 2011, the pair were ready to lay down roots with a real-deal restaurant, Boucherie, in the little cottage on Jeanette that had hosted a number of restaurants over the years, including Ninja, Iris, and Mango House.
In 2015, Boucherie moved around the corner on Carrollton and the pair opened daiquiri and wing cafe Bourrée next to it in the old Cafe Nino spot, which shuttered after 18 years pouring pitchers of wine and slinging pizzas.
The pair held onto the little cottage though, using it for special events. Once Boucherie moves back into the cottage, they plan to use the vacated Carrollton spot for event rentals. Bourrée will stay where it is.
Zimet also manages the menu at Avenue Pub on St. Charles Avenue.
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