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Restaurant Recs for current CIA student. Learning experience preferred.

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Restaurant Recs for current CIA student. Learning experience preferred.

HairIcon | Jun 2, 2009 07:05 PM

I am taking my 19-year old son to NOLA at the end of August. He is a student at the CIA in Hyde Park and will be finishing an ”externship” at Restaurant Eugene in Atlanta under Chef Linton Hopkins who was a Finalist the last two years for the James Beard Award and Food and Wine’s “10 Best New Chefs of 2009”. Chowhounds, if you are in Atlanta, you should definitely check it out. http://www.restauranteugene.com/

He has worked very hard, with long, long hours, he has learned and grown a great deal and I would like him to experience all the culinary delights of New Orleans but with a slant to continuing his education during our ravenous weekend. And hopefully, maybe he will come work in New Orleans after school is over.

So, my question is not only where to take him to eat for three days, but are there recognized, creative restaurants that have a “Chef’s Table” in the kitchen where he can watch, eat and learn?

Thanks for all your help.

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