Restaurant R'evolution

New Orleans, LA

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Cuisine Description

Director of Wine Molly Wismeier tastes alongside chefs when they are creating courses, then chooses wines that will marry well with each dish. The type of cuisine at Restaurant R’evolution is modern Creole cuisine.

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Wine List Description
Some 38 wines are available by the glass, along with a large selection of sparkling wine and Champagne, “because this category is the ambidextrous wine and can pair well with any food type.”
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Riot-Worthy Dish
Wine Enthusiast editors asked America's 100 Best Wine Restaurants of 2013 "which dish would start a riot if it was taken off the menu?" Their riot-worthy dish is…
"The Crawfish Stuffed Flounder Napoleon by Chefs John Folse and Rick Tramonto of Restaurant R’evolution exemplifies the cuisine of both the restaurant and New Orleans."

Perfect Pairing
Flounder Napolean with either Georges Vernay’s 2011 Les Terrases de L’empire Condrieu or Domaine Michel Prunier’s 2011 Auxey Duresses Rouge both work well. “I like pairing the Condrieu (Viognier) with the dish because of the richness of the Viognier and how it pairs with the crawfish layers and oysters in the dish,” says Wismeier. “I always give our guests the option of either a white or red wine. So for the red wine I choose a Pinot Noir from Burgundy that is light in body but high in flavor, and beautiful acidity to wrap around the bold flavors of the crawfish and complement the mellow flavor of the flounder.”

Wine Events
Guests at Restaurant R’evolution can dine at a private wine table within the wine cellar with a direct view into the large format glass wall. Guests can also choose wine when on a tour through the wine cellar to enjoy with dessert or an after-dinner drink. Whether it be wine out of Magnum or pouring exclusive wines only available at Restaurant R’evolution such as: Brooks Pinot Noir “Rastaban” 2008 Willamette Valley (a special cuvée that isn’t sold to any other restaurant in the country), special wine experiences abound. Guests also can dine at our Chef’s Expo (in the kitchen) table with “A la Minute” degustation menus that feature wines from around the world and occasionally beer and cocktails. The restaurant also offers a Port flight called “Two Hundred Years of Port” for $100 that consists of Moreira Colheitas from 1938, 1941 and 1952.


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