Cold smoked tuna tartare, avocado and crispy bananas at Compère Lapin, a New Orleans restaurant that serves contemporary takes on the city’s traditional cuisine. Photo: Chris Dwyer

Modern takes on classic New Orleans cuisine are helping its culinary scene bounce back

New Orleans had 800 restaurants before Hurricane Katrina devastated the city; now it has 1,400. And in May the city scooped three ‘Oscars of the food world’, with contemporary takes on the city’s cuisines leading the way

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Cold smoked tuna tartare, avocado and crispy bananas at Compère Lapin, a New Orleans restaurant that serves contemporary takes on the city’s traditional cuisine. Photo: Chris Dwyer
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