500BestSquareRabbit Two Ways @ Bayona

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It seems to me that this is a new dish since the hurricane at Bayona, whose menus evolved quite a bit after the storm. The rabbit loin gets stuffed with Italian sausage and grilled. The rabbit leg meat is panneed and tossed between garnishes that evolved. It’s white beans now, but I remember an herbal gnocchi another time. Escarole now, broccoli raab in the past. A marvelous Marsala-based sauce completes the Italian aspect. This is the best dish I’ve had at Bayona in recent times, as well as the best rabbit dish in town at the moment.

Bayona. French Quarter: 430 Dauphine. 504-525-4455.

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