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Parisian Restaurant Group Will Import an Aperitif Bar to New Orleans

The still-unnamed bar will come to the CBD next spring

A cocktail from one of the group’s sister restaurants, Le Mary Celeste.
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A group of Parisian bar and restaurant owners is bringing its first project outside of France to New Orleans, inside the upcoming Maison de la Luz hotel.

The Paris-based Quixotic Projects is currently creating the menu for the unnamed bar, to open in spring 2019. With an emphasis on “French aperitif culture” and influences from the French West Indies and New Orleans, it will serve charcuterie, pickles, and larger plates, according to

The bar will have a separate address and entrance from the Maison de la Luz hotel, which is being developed at 546 Carondelet St. by the Domain Companies, who created the nearby South Market District. Atelier Ace, the company that runs the Ace Hotel across the street, will operate the hotel alongside Domain.

Quixotic consists of two Americans and a Colombian who met at the famed Parisian Experimental Cocktail Club in 2011 and have since opened four venues across Paris. The New Orleans establishment will be located in a former law office library and designed to reflect the group’s world travels.

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