Chef Alon Shaya of Domenica - New Orleans, LA

123 Baronne Street
New Orleans, LA 70112-2303
(504) 648-6020
Hours: Mon-Sun 11am-11pm

Domenica is bringing back Italian pride to New Orleans. A partnership between Chefs John Besh and 2012 Rising Star Chef Alon Shaya, Domenica offers perhaps the best pasta, pizza, and charcuterie in town—not to mention phenomenal bread, dessert, and liqueur programs under Pastry Chef Lisa White. Shaya spent a year in Emilia-Romagna working on his Italian craft, and it shows in his toothsome pastas; airy, just-charred pizzas; and house-made, 24-month Prosciutto. And White updates historical recipes and classic desserts with a sweet New Orleans wink. The sleek interior, with its glass, steel, and minimalist wooden tables, may not feel like the old country, but you can taste the fundamentals of Italian cooking in every bite.

Recommended Dishes:
  • Charcuterie Board: Culatello, 24-month Prosciutto, Salami, Lonzo, Lardo, Coppa, Mortadella, Sopressatta di Toscana, and Torta Fritta
  • Octopus Carpaccio, Preserved Lemon Vinaigrette, Chilies, Chives, Satsumas, Arugula, and Fennel
  • Stracci: Parsley Pasta with Braised Oxtail, Lemon, and Fried Chicken Livers
  • House-made Liqueurs: Satsuma Cello; Ponchatula Strawberrie Cello, Sangue di Maria (Bloody Mary) Cello, and Espresso Cello
  • Banana Zuppa Inglese: Banana Cake, Fresh Bananas, Rum Soak, Butterscotch Mousse, and Peanut Brittle

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