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Confused: Bayona, Herbsaint

rp1760 Mar 13, 2009 07:27 AM

On the Bayona website, it says Susan Spicer opened Herbsaint. On the Herbsaint website, the Chef/Owner is Donald Link. Does anyone have the story on this? And while you are at it, which do you prefer? Thanks.

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  1. BayouTeche RE: rp1760 Mar 13, 2009 07:42 AM

    When Herbsaint first opened, Link and Spicer were partners in the restaurant, with Link being the chef. I believe Link may have bought Spicer out, as I have not heard of her being involved any longer. Don't know for sure if Spicer still holds any interest in it.

    Both are great restaurants, though I prefer Bayona of the two.

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      mikemill RE: BayouTeche Mar 13, 2009 07:49 AM

      As far as I know, Spicer no longer has any involvement.

      I don't particularly care for either, but I haven't been to Bayona in a while.

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        kittykatkid RE: mikemill Mar 13, 2009 08:46 AM


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      philmaur RE: rp1760 Mar 13, 2009 09:31 AM

      Both! Delicious food in two different atmospheres. Both Bayona & Herbsaint are excellent!

      1. nikinik RE: rp1760 Mar 13, 2009 11:40 AM

        I prefer Bayona.

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          Bocuse NOLA RE: rp1760 Mar 13, 2009 07:36 PM

          Teche is correct. Spicer and Link were partners in Herbsaint when it originally opened, but Susan is no longer part of the ownership group.

          I have not been to Bayona in quite a while. On the other hand, Herbsaint might be one of my favorite restaurants in the city. Housemade spaghetti and guanciale topped with a deep fried poached egg = incredible.

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            lawstudent RE: rp1760 Mar 14, 2009 03:53 PM

            I like Herbsaint. I've only been to Bayona once but it was just okay in my opinion. I've been to Herbsaint many times and have always been impressed with everything: the freshness of the fish, the sauces, the taste of everything.

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