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Beyond the beignets: New Orleans’ modern food movement | Lonely Planet

New Orleans is a food city, no question; it always has been. No offense to those hearty regional faves – gumbo, jambalaya and the ubiquitous beignets – but the association has long been one of over-indulgence rather than variety and refinement. The good news: a number of the city’s recently opened establishments are now breaking with convention. Championing a global outlook and a love for regional produce, NOLA’s new crop of inventive chefs are serving up crisp interpretations of local staples, and doing so with mouthwatering results.

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