COURTESY RESTAURANT REBIRTH
Ricky Cheramie is the executive chef at Restaurant Rebirth, which opened this week in the Warehouse District.
New Cajun and Creole eatery Restaurant Rebirth
(857 Fulton St., 504-522-6863) is now open in the former Chateau du Lac space in the Warehouse District. The restaurant officially opened Wednesday (Dec. 16) following a soft opening over the weekend.
Executive Chef Ricky Cheramie comes from stints at Emeril’s New Orleans, K-Paul’s Louisiana Kitchen, Commander’s Palace and the Bombay Club; he describes his food as “farm-to-table Cajun Creole.”
The menu includes foie gras and boudin-stuffed quail and Gulf fish served with Covey Rise Farms vegetables, gnocchi, riesling-poached crabmeat, fennel endive marmalade and blackened beurre blanc. There’s also Mississippi-style barbecued Kurobuta pork belly and blackened scallops served with lobster and tasso maque choux.
Several menu items feature sauces and syrups infused with freshly squeezed sugarcane juice — in a vinaigrette dressing served over mixed green salad with farmer’s cheese and candied pecans and a double-cut pork chop served with Creole mustard sugarcane glaze with Nueske’s bacon-braised haricot verts and brabant potatoes.
A late-night menu, available Thursdays through Saturdays until 2 a.m., includes snacks that carry a strong international flair — including yuca frites with chimichurri and Vietnamese five-spice fish served with papaya-cashew salad, rice paper chips, pickled Asian vegetables, lemon jam and Sriracha.
Restaurant Rebirth is open 5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. Monday-Wednesday and 5:30 p.m. to 2 a.m. Thursday-Saturday.
For more information, visit the restaurant’s website here.