500BestSquareVeal Tanet @ Andrea’s

The dish was the joint creation of a chef and a customer. Attorney Ron Tanet asked Chef Andrea Apuzzo, when he was chef of the Royal Orleans, to pannee a big slice of veal and serve it atop a stack of romaine leaves, with tomatoes and an Italian vinaigrette. The resultant dish, a wonderful contrast of cool and warm, crisp and meaty, is an uncommonly delicious light lunch. It’s available at Andrea’s anytime. It’s still on the menu at the Rib Room, where it started. And it’s turned up at Clancy’s, too. All it needs is a squirt of lemon juice over the top.

Andrea’s. Metairie: 3100 19th Street. 504-834-8583.

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  1. Darlene Tanet on October 25, 2015

    It’s my 2nd cousins dish and absolutely delicious I have eaten this dish on a regular basis and many times at the rib room on Fridays with many friends. My cousin in his day was quite a social light I guess they don’t call me a bug light for nothing. Really New Orleans.

  2. Duncan Blue on October 27, 2015

    Tom, I can’t wait for a few more days to pass. Normally you are about a week behind in your Dining Diary but you have nearly caught up to real time. In about a week, I will be able to read about what happens tomorrow, today!