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Best Farm to Table in New Orleans...

Visit New Orleans many times a year. Favorite restaurants include, Patois, Boucherie, and Lilette. Returning at the end of the month and hoping for some recommendations for similar style spots that focus on farm to table. Thinking about trying A Mano one night for dinner and looking for another option our second night. Lunch will be Cochon Butcher one day and Pho Tau Bay the next. Thanks for any suggestions for creative, fresh food!

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Lilette
3637 Magazine St., New Orleans, LA 70115

Cochon Butcher
930 Tchoupitoulas, New Orleans, LA 70130

Boucherie
8115 Jeannette St, New Orleans, LA 70118

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  1. I would put La Foret, August and Boucherie in that farm to table class along with A Mano and Patois.

    1. Rent a car and take the trip across Lake Pontchartrain and eat at La Provence. It's the restaurant and farm that produces livestock and produce for the all Besh restaurants, and exactly what you've requested.

      It's well worth the trip!

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      La Provence
      25020 Highway 190, Lacombe, LA 70445

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      1. re: FoodChic

        Not to threadjack too much, but about how much could I expect to spend on a meal at La Provence? Or at least, what kind of entree prices should I expect? I'm thinking of planning a North Shore excursion with my gf at some point in the near future, but I wanna make sure I know what I'm in for price-wise here.

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        La Provence
        25020 Highway 190, Lacombe, LA 70445

        1. re: gastrotect

          Most entrees ran from upper $20's - upper $30's. If you want drinks, appetizers, entrees and dessert figure around $75+ per person.

          1. re: FoodChic

            OK, this is about what I had figured would be the case. Thanks!

        2. re: FoodChic

          I find it hard to believe that the little "farm" they have at La Provence provides enough food to supply that one restaurant, let alone the majority of Besh restaurants. When I saw the size of it, I kind of felt it was just a publicity stunt. Just my two cents.

          Also, what makes Boucherie, Le Foret, Patois, Lilette, and A Mano farm-to-table restaurants? I mean, if those are farm-to-table, then most places in town are, too. I'm not exactly sure what farm to table means, so maybe i'm way off. In my opinion, though, the closest we've got to farm-to-table is Feast. They tell you where everything comes from.

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          Lilette
          3637 Magazine St., New Orleans, LA 70115

          La Provence
          25020 Highway 190, Lacombe, LA 70445

          Boucherie
          8115 Jeannette St, New Orleans, LA 70118

          Le Foret
          129 Camp Street, New Orleans, LA 70130

        3. I know you're looking for dinner, but breakfast/brunch and seriously committed to farm to table is Cafe Satsuma in the Bywater on Dauphine Street.

          1. My use of "Farm to Table" may be loose. Just like it when fresh local ingredients are a main focus. Thanks for the replies!

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            1. re: unicyclegirl

              Oh yeah, you're good. Most places that are recommended here generally follow that rule.

              1. re: N.O.Food

                Many of the restaurants do try to support some local vendors. It will usually be something seasonal and/or heirloom where the dish can justify the higher food costs.

                It is a bit of chicken or egg (no pun intended on a food board) but the restaurants have to buy steadly to encourage the farmers to produce more and better so that the costs are better so that the restqaurants can buy steadily...

                It must be working as I understand the number of small farms are growing.

            2. For this subject, we have always enjoyed Chef John Besh, but will defer to the locals, as I am but a tourist nowadays.

              Enjoy,

              Hunt