Chef Dominique Macquet, who has led his fair share of kitchens in New Orleans including Tamarind, Dominique’s, and Saveur, is opening a new restaurant this month after a two-year hiatus from professional kitchens.
NOLA.com reports that the French bistro is called Bordeaux, and will feature an imported rotisserie that Macquet will use to cook “whole lambs, goats and suckling pigs.” Bordeaux, which will seat 90 and has a large front patio, is at the corner of Magazine and Bordeaux Streets in a building that most recently held a dog daycare.
The first iteration of Macquet’s namesake restaurant, Dominique’s, was at the Maison Dupuy Hotel, operating from 1996 to 2008. Macquet then reopened and quickly left its next incarnation on Magazine Street (now Apolline), to open the now-shuttered Tamarind in the Hotel Modern. He then reopened Dominique’s for a third time in early 2013, at the location that now houses Shaya, but left once again for Saveur, another now-closed restaurant that was located on Magazine Street.
Macquet is teaming up with Bruno Rizzo, who founded the original version of bakery La Boulangerie with his brother in 2000, to run Bordeaux’s dining room. The pair plans to open the bistro at the end of January.
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