New Orleans has been in the news this week as people look back on the city five years after the devastation of Hurricane Katrina. Things are cooking
in New Orleans and one sign of that is a new restaurant development company being formed by chefs John Folse
and Rick Tramonto
. Both men
are notable chefs in their own right with several restaurants
, cookbooks and more to their credit. The culinary duo's new company is called Home
on the Range: Folse Tramonto Restaurant Development LLC and Nation's Restaurant News reports that they will open their first joint venture, Restaurant R'evolution in the French Quarter's Royal Sonesta Hotel
next year. Tramonto's who has been Chicago-based while running Tru, plans to split his time between the two cities.
The new restaurant will serve breakfast, lunch and dinner and will serve in the dining
room, bar, three private dining rooms, a 12-seat wine
room, an exposition kitchen with 10 seats and a chef's table for another 12. The restaurant is being designed by The Johnson Studio of Atlanta, which designed Tru.