Pastry Chef Keri Dean of Bayona - New Orleans, LA

430 Dauphine Street
New Orleans, LA 70112
(504) 525-4455
Hours: Mon-Thu 6pm-10pm; Wed-Sat 11:30am-1:30pm; Fri-Sat 6pm-11pm

For more than two decades, Bayona has been the restaurant belle of the French Quarter, serving diners Chef Susan Spicer’s brand of soulful, global cuisine. Bayona, with its sunlit courtyard, well-worn dining room, and eclectic menu, exudes that special mélange of New Orleans old and new, intimately familiar and exciting. Chef de Cuisine Brett Duffee now plays a lead role in Spicer’s kitchen, executing Bayona’s signature menu, along with nightly specials that refuse to be moored to any one country or cuisine. (Melting smoked fish sings of the Gulf and its escabeche salad garnish is a ride through Miami.) Pastry Chef Keri Dean is all about Americana, updating classic diner flavors (candy bars, cheesecake, and doughnuts) with creative, fine-dining touches.

Recommended Dishes:
  • Roasted Escarole, Pecorino Bread Crumbs, Shaved Fennel, and Vermouth-Anchovy Sauce
  • Brined and Smoked Redfish with Escabeche of Mirliton, Tomatillos, Avocado, Radishes, Carrots, and Jalapeños
  • Chocolate-Hazelnut-Caramel Tart: Hazelnut Crust, Gooey Caramel, and Frangelico Chocolate Ganache, Earl Grey Ice Cream, Louisiana Strawberries, and Strawberry Sauce
  • Semolina Cake, Saffron Honey, Orange-Date Salad, Crème Fraîche Ice Cream, and Date Molasses

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