Spinach Strawberry Salad @ Marigny Brasserie
Chef Scott Varnedoe–one of the first chefs at Marigny Brasserie–developed this great salad of fresh spinach, candied pecans, goat cheese, and a sharp strawberry vinaigrette. He even won a big prize with it in a competition. It remained on the menu at the Marigny Brasserie through a relocation, several drastic kitchen changes, the coming and going of numerous chefs, and many total menu remakes. It remains one of the best things to eat in this swinging center of the Marigny food-and-musc matrix, with many variations–all good.
Marigny Brasserie. Marigny: 640 Frenchmen. 504-945-4472.
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