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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.

Our wine cellar is home to thousands wines, many we consider hidden treasures. RSVP today for a exclusive wine dinner on June 27 🍽🍷

Chef de Cuisine Chris Anderson and our Director of Beverage & Fine Wine Johnny Slamon have put together a menu that will take you on a journey through the history of Louisiana cuisine.

RSVP to revolution@sonesta.com, or send a DM for more details. Menu dropping soon ⚜

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Treat Dad to the Restaurant R`evolution experience this Father`s Day. Our special gift card promotion gives you 20% off gift card purchases of $100 or more, now through Tuesday June 18 🎁🥃⚜️

Hit the link in our bio for more 🔗

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Imagine it now—you and your closest friends dining among the finest wines from around the globe 🍷🌎

Book our private Wine Cellar Dining Room for your next intimate gathering. It’s the ultimate retreat for vinophiles. This custom-built glass and wood wine cellar is home to a 10,000 bottle inventory.

Modeled after a Louisiana Fur Trapper’s Cabin, (very similar to the one of Chef John Folse’s father) a series of pendants which depict old gas lanterns shine over the mahogany table. It also boats its own private entrance of Bienville Street, allowing those who book it direct access 🤫

Contact us to learn more about booking a dining experience.

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Four words--Bourbon. Cured. Bone. Marrow 😍

We`re closed on Wednesdays, but you can enjoy this savory treat during usual business hours, and during Happy Hour inside Bar R`evolution from 4-6 pm. Served with pickled red onions and toasted baguette 🍸🥖

Not part of our official #rwno24 menu, but remember, you can also dine on this menu item during @restaurantweek_nola. Our full menu will also be available from June 17-23 (closed on Wednesdays). Ordering the Bourbon Cured Bone Marrow is a simple way to add a little something `lagniappe` to your meal.

Head to our website to learn more about our Lagniappe menu section.

📸 photo courtesy of @eatingwithcaitt

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In New Orleans, we love good food, good wine and good company 🍷⚜️

Thanks for having us @nowfe at the Vinola VIP Lounge, inside the @orpheumnola underground speak easy @doubledealernola.

Our Gulf Shrimp Aguachile was a hit with the crowd! We enjoyed being in good company with some of New Orleans’ best restaurants for a good cause 🫶

Big thanks to Sous Chef Katie Bryant, and our culinary intern from Chef John Folse Culinary Institute (@nichollsculinary), for sharing this delicious dish with all the wine & food lovers in attendance.

Still haven’t tried our newest spring appetizer? Make your reservation now 🍽️🦐

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Happy Birthday to us 🎊🎂⚜️12 years ago, we opened our doors here at the world famous @royalsonestano. Time certainly flies!

Today we’re feeling so greatful for every one of you!

•To all of our guests—visitors and locals alike, for making us a favorite New Orleans restaurant
•To all of our new followers here on social media
•To all of our current and past team members—managers, chefs, sommeliers, bartenders, servers and kitchen staff
•To the @theroyalsonesta and @sonestahotels family
•To the great city of New Orleans and the state of Louisiana

We wouldn’t be here without any of you, thank you! Here’s to many more years!

Our Executive Chef John Folse remembers opening day fondly.

“Just two years and a decade ago Al Groos, The Royal Sonesta New Orleans Hotel General Manager, and I welcomed a crowd of some 200+ friends, partners, restaurateurs, chefs, gastronomes and epicures to the Royal Sonesta courtyard on June 4th, 2012. We toasted this milestone in our careers as we cut the ribbon on what has become one of New Orleans’ most sought-after restaurants. I am proud to say that we are in great company. The New Orleans restaurant scene is like one big family. We’re honored to be a part of that, and to welcome visitors to our tables to sip great wines, dine on spectacular cuisine, celebrate life, and please palates not only in New Orleans and Louisiana, but around the country and throughout the world. Thanks to everyone for a dozen great years at the intersection of Bourbon and Bienville in New Orleans’ historic French Quarter. Laissez Le Bon Temps Rouler!”—Chef John Folse

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Behind every door is a new opportunity to explore. When you book the Chef’s Table in Chef Folse’s Room, you and your party are in for an evening of culinary exploration.

For the ultimate dining experience, you can reserve this space over looking the restaurant’s main kitchen line. Inspired by a gentleman’s library, the bookcases lacquered in blue, with an antiqued mirror and brass accents, showcase Chef Folse’s most dear possessions and accolades, unseen by the public eye. An exotic veneer table transforms from a small round for intimate dinners, to a large round for a group of six to ten. A contemporary chandelier nods to our coastal waters with shell like glass shades. In this private room, culinary enthusiasts have an exclusive bird’s eye view of the cuisine in action.

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Amuse-bouche is French for `amuse the mouth.` It is a small and tasty way to warm up your palate before the meal. Size is no matter; these bites are packed with flavor. The offering rotates based on the chef`s selection, so sitting down to dine with us always starts with a surprise.

📸 Gulf shrimp salad in a cucumber cup, with lemon aioli and house-made Cajun seasoning-- @treyschowdown 📸

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Meet our newest mocktail Beach Day 🌸🕶👒🌞 Lime, dairy and sugar come together for a bright summer-forward sip without the booze.

It may not be officially summer yet, but it certainly feels like it here in New Orleans. Come cool down inside Bar R`evolution for Happy Hour from 4-6 ⚜️

Hit the link in our bio to see our full Happy Hour menu.

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Our new Gulf Shrimp Aguachile has easily become a guest favorite 🦐 Find us serving this refreshing dish at @nowfe’s Vinola on Thursday June 6.

Similar to the Peruvian ceviche, this dish of Mexican
origin is made traditionally with marinated shrimp or
fish, but instead, marinated in a blend of water, lime
juice, serrano peppers and cilantro—hence the name
‘agua’chile.

We top ours with a house-made blue corn tostada, sour
cream and avocado crema. Come try it for yourself and
enjoy wines from around the world, tickets to the New
Orleans Wine & Food Experience are still available.
Find them at the link in our bio 🍷

📸 photo courtesy of @eatingwithcaitt

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#nolaeats
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There`s still time to vote for us in @whereyatnola`s Best of the Big Easy 2024.

Here at Restaurant R`evolution, we pride ourselves on serving delicious reinterpretations of Cajun & Creole cuisine, plus anticipating and catering to our guests` every need.

Our guests dine with us for first dates, business dinners, graduations, anniversaries, milestone birthdays or solo dinners. We`re rewarded when our guests leave feeling satisfied from a hearty dinner, and even more so when we read awesome reviews.

"Restaurant R’evolution is one of the best restaurants in New Orleans. The bread service with [the] three butters was amazing. The seafood gumbo was the best gumbo we’ve ever had and the presentation was very unique. The A5 Wagyu Carpaccio was extremely well marbled and very flavorful. Ribeye and rack of elk were the highlight of the dinner. The Petit Gâteaux a Chocolat was one of the best desserts I’ve ever had. I highly recommend this place for anyone who enjoys delicious food, an amazing atmosphere, and impeccable service."

-Matt M, @opentable 5 star review

Follow the link in our bio to vote today, polls close June 10 🔗

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Our Executive Chef John Folse has hundreds of Cajun and Creole recipes up his sleeve, and he loves stirrin’ them up with local Baton Rouge station @wafb

We had fun last month filming Stirrin’ It Up at @whiteoakestateandgardens 🎥 Chef de Cuisine Chris Anderson joined Chef Folse to cook a crab & shrimp panzanella and a variation of our Visiting Fish.

This Visiting Fish is a menu staple in the R’evolution kitchen—a chef’s daily creation reimagining fresh seasonal fish and the traditional French beurre blanc sauce. In the past, our Chilean sea bass with grilled artichokes and an uni beurre blanc has been a big hit! Currently, it’s King Ora Salmon.

The chefs put a Cajun spin on this one. Using a traditional beurre blanc for a pan-sautéed locally caught trout, this Visiting Fish was served atop Louisiana crawfish and andouille sausage, cooked down with the holy trinity 🫑🧅

Discover a new recipe from Chef Folse at the link in bio 🔗

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Which pour are you going for?

Join us this Memorial Day weekend and sip on the best of the best 🥃

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Just in time for Mother`s Day, we`re offering a free $50 bonus gift card for every $300 in gift cards purchased 🙌 Purchase at the restaurant, or online via the link in our bio 🔗

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Hand-carved Jamón Ibérico de Bellota is sure to satisfy the carnivorous palate.

The Ibérico pig is a rare breed of pig found in Spain. They roam forests along the Spanish and Portuguese border feasting only on wild acorns (de bellota). This natural diet yields fatty marbled ham with a rich and nutty flavor.

We enjoy sharing this delicacy with our guests, known globally as the finest cured ham (jamón). These hams boast a distinctively elongated and slender shape, with dark hooves (pata negra) and flesh ranging from rosy to deep purplish crimson. Their texture is remarkably tender. Thanks to a high content of healthy monounsaturated fats, slices gleam when served at room temperature.

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Our butter trios are ready for an excellent Friday night dinner service.

Savor the delectable trio of Steen`s Syrup, Cajun, and traditional butter, whipped fresh daily for that perfect spreadable moment. Presented alongside a house-made flaky biscuit and soft brioche roll, this plate elevates your bread service to a new level, inviting you to indulge in a symphony of flavors and textures.

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Our new Louisiana Bayou Cake is calling your name.

An alligator and cream cheese mixture is fried crisp and crunchy on the outside, served over poblano aioli and topped with a frisée and apple salad. You`ll taste the bayous of Louisiana in just one bite 🐊

📸 photo courtesy of @eatingwithcaitt

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