Restaurant R’evolution’s chef John Folse didn’t think he needed another restaurant, but the opportunity to open Folse Market in the new terminal at the New Orleans airport was too tempting, according to NOLA.COM’s Ann Maloney.
In fact, he thinks he can take the stigma out of the airport gift, that last minute and often over-priced present that usually communicates that the giver didn’t give the recipient a second thought until it was almost too late.
With plans to serve po-boys, fried oysters, gumbo, étouffée and wine, he told Maloney that he envisions the sit-down restaurant as a place where tourists can taste real Louisiana cooking, where locals leaving New Orleans can buy food “hostess gifts” to take with them, and where locals returning to the Crescent city can grab dinner to take home with them.
It’s a tall order for an airport restaurant, but it’s probably a safe bet that locals and tourists will enjoy eating the lauded chef’s food while they’re stuck in the airport.
The airport’s new terminal will open in 2019.
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