In the South, cooking and eating aren’t just things that we do. Southerners of discriminating tastes actively seek quality cuisine, innovative restaurant concepts, and adventurous chefs who elevate the slow, steady approach of cultivating depth of flavor from locally cultivated ingredients to a veritable art form.
Eight New Orleans chefs and restaurants nominated for James Beard Awards.
“Local chefs comprise four of the five nominees for Best Chef: South, a regional category of Beard’s prestigious Chef & Restaurant Awards. They are Justin Devillier of La Petite Grocery, John Harris of Lilette (and Bouligny Tavern), Tory McPhail of Commander’s Palace and Alon Shaya of Domenica.”
New Orleans chefs named semifinalists for James Beard awards
“Four local chefs are up for the Best Chef honor in the South, including Justin Devillier of La Petite Grocery, John Harris of Lilette, Commander’s Palace chef Tory McPhail and Alon Shaya of Domenica.”
Seder for Two, Please: Restaurants Court Tradition – Domenica in New Orleans, an Italian restaurant with a Jewish chef, Alon Shaya, offers Passover-inspired menus for a few days or the entire week and leave the ritual service up to the customers.
On the Rocks: The Search for America's Top Bartender" premiere episode will air featuring Kim & scenes from DomenicaOn Saturday, October 30th "On the Rocks: The Search for America's Top Bartender" premiere episode will air featuring Kim & scenes from Domenica. The show airs on select NBC affiliates around the country right after "Saturday Night Live."
Esquire's 20 Best New Restaurants of 2010
Today Esquire magazine releases its list of 2010 best new restaurants, its 27th annual edition. Restaurant features writer John Mariani awarded restaurant of the year to Jean-Georges Vongerichten's New York City restaurant ABC Kitchen. Chef of the year went to Sean Baker of the restaurant Gather in Berkeley, California.
The four "chefs to watch" were Nick Balla (Nombe, SF), Joshua Hopkins (Abattoir, Atlanta), Alon Shaya (Domenica, New Orleans), and Michael Schulson (Sampan, Philadelphia).
Coffee? Tea? Or…(Don’t Even Go There)
“This upcoming week, Merchant, the dynamite new coffee house at 800 Common Street, and Domenica, the amazing Italian restaurant operated by John Besh in The Roosevelt, will each be hosting a coffee-making and coffee-pairing session with Master Barista Giorgio Milos.”
NOLA ‘GRAMMING: We’re going H.A.M. for Domenica’s House-Made Prosciutto. “Executive chef and partner Alon Shaya's team ages all of the restaurant's meats on premises. As Shaya told us, "this ham is as old as this restaurant."
Domenica’s Shannon White Goes the Extra Mile.
“Eater talked to her this week about her drive to please customers, the growing legend of Domenica's happy hour, and the restaurant's burgeoning pizza delivery route, which may soon be coming to a bike rack near you.”
Interview with Chef Alon Shaya of Domenica – New Orleans, LA
“I want to cook dishes that have been around for couple hundred years and will be around for another couple hundred years. I'm not trying to invent anything. I feel like if you can cook the perfect loaf of ciabatta or make the perfect limoncello or bake the perfect pizza crust or braise a pork shoulder, these will be things you can do forever.”
Chef Alon Shaya Goes Tabasco Crazy
“When I think New Orleans, I don’t often think Italian food.
Correction: I didn’t often think Italian food. Now, it might as well be called New Rome to me, after my experience eating the transcendent Italian food of Chef Alon Shaya, of Domenica.”
Southern Living: The Perfect Eating Day in New Orleans
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New Orleans chef to speak at Clinton School
Alon Shaya, an award-winning New Orleans chef, speaks at the Clinton School next Thursday, April 5, on opening and sustaining a restaurant in post-Katrina New Orleans.
Alex Harrell, Alon Shaya Nominated for 2012 F&W People’s Best New Chef Award
“The list includes 10 nominees from 10 different regions, and New Orleans, obviously, is in the Gulf Coast region. Included among the chefs from Miami all the way to Oxford, Mississippi are Alex Harrell from Sylvain and Alon Shaya from Domenica.”