Modern, Imaginative Reinterpretations of Classic Cajun and Creole Cuisine
“Since the 1970s, I have worked in the food and beverage industry, starting my career in earnest at the Prince Murat Inn in Baton Rouge. Shortly thereafter, I opened The Rathskeller on Third Street in the same city, and discovered my entrepreneurial spirit. My world exploded! I opened Lafitte’s Landing Restaurant – on a wish and a prayer – in 1978 at the foot of the Sunshine Bridge in Donaldsonville, LA. As I renovated the old home, local legend intimated that it had been the residence of privateer Jean Lafitte, thus the restaurant’s name. In 1983, I opened A Taste of Louisiana restaurants throughout the world, introducing Cajun and Creole cuisine from Japan to Beijing, Hong Kong to Seoul, Bogota to Taiwan, and Rome to Moscow. In my fifty-year culinary odyssey around the globe, nuisance of flavors influenced my palate and crept into my culinary melting pot. Restaurant R’evolution is the epitome of diverse tastes and flavors; the Holy Grail of dining experiences; my magnum opus. Your overture begins.”
– Chef John Folse
From contemporary twists to vintage cocktails
Restaurant R’evolution will feature chef-driven, seasonal cocktails inspired by Pre-Prohibition-era libations. The bar will focus on classic, “gilded age” cocktails, reimagined through a modern lens and emphasizing fresh ingredients.